Administration of Justice Studies

Police Academy Preparation Level I - CCL

MCCCD Program and Award Information
Effective term: 
1996 Summer I
Final term: 
2018 Summer
Total credits required: 
CIP Code: 

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.

Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
AJS109Substantive Criminal Law3
AJS212Juvenile Justice Procedures3
AJS230The Police Function3
AJS260Procedural Criminal Law3
AJS270Community Relations3
AJS275Criminal Investigation I3
  • Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process. (AJS101)
  • Describe governmental structure and its relationship to the criminal justice system. (AJS101)
  • Trace the historical development of common and statutory law. (AJS109)
  • 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)
  • Trace the history and development of juvenile justice theories, procedures, and institutions. (AJS212)
  • Identify the principles roles and functions of the police in American Society. (AJS230)
  • Trace the history of policing from ancient time to the modern era. (AJS230)
  • Describe the interrelationships and missions of the federal, state, and local law enforcement systems. (AJS230)
  • Describe procedural criminal law requirements and their effect on the criminal justice system. (AJS260)
  • Describe the criminal procedure for arrest, search and seizure. (AJS260)
  • Identify principles of law, which have evolved from ┬ôlandmark┬ö decisions appertaining to criminal justice. (AJS260)
  • Trace the development of police/community programs. (AJS270)
  • Identify and describe future trends in police/community relations. (AJS270)
  • Identify and describe the goals and objectives of criminal investigation. (AJS275)
  • Describe criminal investigation and list the appropriate steps to be undertaken during the investigation of specific crimes. (AJS275)