Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3107
First Term: 2005 Fall      
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64
CIP Code: 43.0107

Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

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.

Required Courses
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
Credits: 24

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)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6-28-05

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.