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CCL - Police Academy Preparation Level I

The Maricopa Community College District in conjunction with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board, which has statutory responsibility for law enforcement officer training in Arizona has established the Police Academy Preparation (PAP) Certificate Program. This certificate program permits students to fulfill a portion of their Academy studies at a community college.
Major Code: 5370
Award: CCL
First Term: 3964
Total Credits: 21
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Jan 21st, 2010
Prerequesites: None
Required Courses: 21 credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
AJS270 Community Relations 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 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 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. List and describe elements necessary to prove the corpus delicti of criminal acts as found in the common law and the Arizona Revised Statues. (AJS109)
  5. Trace the history and development of juvenile justice theories, procedures, and institutions. (AJS212)
  6. Identify the principles roles and functions of the police in American Society. (AJS230)
  7. Trace the history of policing from ancient time to the modern era. (AJS230)
  8. Describe the interrelationships and missions of the federal, state, and local law enforcement systems. (AJS230)
  9. Describe procedural criminal law requirements and their effect on the criminal justice system. (AJS260)
  10. Describe the criminal procedure for arrest, search and seizure. (AJS260)
  11. Identify principles of law, which have evolved from “landmark” decisions appertaining to criminal justice. (AJS260)
  12. Trace the development of police/community programs. (AJS270)
  13. Identify and describe future trends in police/community relations. (AJS270)
  14. Identify and describe the goals and objectives of criminal investigation. (AJS275)
  15. Describe criminal investigation and list the appropriate steps to be undertaken during the investigation of specific crimes. (AJS275)