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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5211N
First Term: 2020 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 6
CIP Code: 44.0401

Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
33-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
33-1012.00 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
33-3051.03 Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
33-1021.00 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
33-1021.01 Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
33-1021.02 Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Leadership in Public Safety Organizations program builds the industry knowledge and skills for individuals to transition to leadership positions in the field of public safety. This CCL will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and skills of professionalism, organizational culture and management, characteristics of effective teams, conflict resolution, motivation, systems-thinking, problem-solving, and leadership as applicable to public safety organizations. Students with the requisite experience in the field who complete this CCL can pursue employment in a variety of front-line leadership positions within the fields of public safety including law enforcement, fire service, and public safety support operations such as communication operators and property and records management.

Learning Outcomes
1. Apply strategies for promoting health and wellness. (LET173)
2. Model professional identity, presence, and behavior appropriate to the field of public safety. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
3. Demonstrate effective management of the operations and resources of public safety organizations within varied situations and environments. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
4. Seek opportunities for continuing professional development and mentorship that advance the mission and vision of the organization. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
5. Create an environment that supports diversity of perspectives and engagement in constructive criticism. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
6. Use empathy to create and maintain productive workplace relationships and team environments. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
7. Engage in self-reflection to inform decision making. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
8. Apply effective oral and written communication strategies for diverse audiences and situations. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
9. Apply appropriate conflict resolution strategies for a variety of situations. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
10. Apply motivation theories and practices to improve individual, team, and organizational performance. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
11. Use a process to develop clear, concise, factual, and defensible documents. (LET173, LET175)
12. Demonstrate the qualities of ethical leadership. (LET174, LET175)
13. Explain organizational culture and its application to the field of public safety and related governmental agencies. (LET174, LET175)
14. Demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness in leading people, situations, and organizations. (LET174, LET175)
15. Demonstrate a systems-thinking approach to decision making in a complex organizational structure. (LET174, LET175)
16. Apply risk management strategies to mitigate liabilities. (LET174, LET175)
Program Notes
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.


Required Courses
LET173 Introduction to Leadership in Public Safety 2
+ LET174 Organizational Culture and Leadership 3
+ LET175 Public Safety Leadership Capstone 1
Credits: 6

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 5, 2020

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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