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CCL - Law Enforcement

The Certificate of Completion in Law Enforcement prepares students for careers in state, local, and federal police departments and investigative agencies. It allows students interested in policing as a career to focus on this area of study while they pursue an AAS degree in Administration of Justice Studies.
Major Code: 5145
Award: CCL
First Term: 4092
Total Credits: 12
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Jan 21st, 2010
Prerequesites: None
Required Courses: 12 credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice 3
AJS225 Criminology 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: None
General Education Core: None
First Year Composition: None
Oral Communication: None
Critical Reading: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed Credits: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Identify and describe the organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement, including judicial and corrections systems. (AJS101)
  2. Analyze ethical theory, concepts, issues and practices as they relate to various components of the criminal justice system in modern times. (AJS123)
  3. Identify and demonstrate the use of ethical decision-making processes. (AJS123)
  4. Define the concepts of deviance, social control, and criminality and describe the impact of crime on society. (AJS225)
  5. Identify and describe the major biological, sociological, and psychological theories of criminality. (AJS225)
  6. Identify and describe the procedures and methods of operations practiced by public police and explain the discretionary powers of the working police officer. (AJS230)