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AAS - Police Science

Description:
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Police Science prepares students to enter a career in law enforcement. The program emphasizes laws, the criminal justice system, investigations, patrol, and other functions specific to law enforcement. The curriculum combines coursework in police science with General Education components.
Major Code: 3107
Award: AAS
First Term: 4056
Total Credits: 64
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Jan 19th, 2010
Prerequesites: None
Required Courses: 24 credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS151 Firearms I 1
AJS153 Firearms II/Handguns 1
AJS205 Criminal Justice Report Writing 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
AJS270 Community Relations 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
AJS290BU Family Violence 1
Restricted Electives: 15-18 credits
AJS+++++ Any Administration of Justice Studies course OR
JUD+++++ Any Judicial Studies course
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: 25 credits
General Education Core: 15 credits
First Year Composition: 6 credits
ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108 First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
Oral Communication: 3 credits
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM225 Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230 Small Group Communication (3)
Critical Reading: 3 credits
CRE101 Critical and Evaluative Reading I (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment
Mathematics: 3 credits
MAT102 Mathematical Concepts/Applications or Satisfactory completion of Higher level mathematics course
General Education Distributed Credits: 10 credits
Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 credits
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits
AJS/EMT/FSC/SWU258 Victimology and Crisis Management
Natural Sciences: 4 credits
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area
Program Competencies:
  1. Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process. (AJS101)
  2. Describe governmental structure and its relationship to the criminal justice system. (AJS101)
  3. Trace the historical development of common and statutory law. (AJS109)
  4. Demonstrate the safe use of firearms. (AJS151)
  5. Describe legal issues, safety factors, storing methods and components of handguns; and demonstrate proficiency. (AJS153)
  6. Analyze, write, and revise common types of criminal justice reports. (AJS205)
  7. Describe the interrelationships and missions of the federal, state, and local law enforcement systems, (AJS230)
  8. Describe the criminal procedure for arrest, search, and seizure. (AJS260)
  9. Trace the development of police/community programs. (AJS270)
  10. Identify and describe the goals and objectives of criminal investigation. (AJS275)
  11. Identify and define relevant concepts for selected topic area. (AJS290BU)