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Administration of Justice Courses


Administration of Justice 15
Introduction to Vice and Narcotics Investigation

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to the problems in the areas of drugs and vice. The course will describe various types of drugs and their effects. The elements of vice under California codes including illegal gambling, prostitution, and narcotics will be covered. The roles of law enforcement and other social agencies in dealing with problems of drugs and vice are presented.

Administration of Justice 48
Laws of Arrest - Penal Code 832

2 units; 2.25 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to meet the minimum requirements for training as required under Penal Code Section 832. The course is certified by the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and will provide the student with basic fundamentals of the laws of arrest.

Note: Letter grade or credit/no credit option.

Note: Students who have earned credit in Administration of Justice 49 cannot receive unit credit for Administration of Justice 48.

Administration of Justice 49
Laws of Arrest and Firearms - Penal Code 832

3 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab to be arranged
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This class is designed to meet the minimum requirements for training as required by Penal Code Section 832 and certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). The course is certified by P.O.S.T. in the areas of laws of arrest and ethical use of force, arrest methods and control, and firearms training. The course has 45 hours of lecture covering the California laws of arrest and firearms, 9 hours of training in arrest methods and control, and 18 hours of training in the use of firearms for a total of 72 hours. The course will cover the basic fundamentals of the laws of arrest, arrest methods and controls, and the basic principles of firearms training which will enhance an individual's ability to meet the State's minimum requirements for employment in a law enforcement or allied agency.

Administration of Justice 50
Special Topics in Administration of Justice

Units determined by individual course; lecture/ lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Administration of Justice more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Administration of Justice 59
Drug Recognition

1.5 units; 32 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic certificate or Level 1 or Level 2 Reserve certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This P.O.S.T. advanced officer course will provide in-depth training in all facets of Section 11550 (Controlled Substances) of the State of California Health and Safety Code.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 60
Search Warrants

0.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic certificate or Level 1 or Level 2 Reserve certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This P.O.S.T certified course is designed to teach field personnel and new investigators how to write search warrants and how to complete telephone search warrants.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 61
Auto Theft Recognition

0.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic certificate or Level 1 or Level 2 Reserve certificate
Credit, not degree applicable
This P.O.S.T certified course is designed for field officers in order to improve their abilities to locate and identify stolen vehicles.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 62
Arrest and Control Update

0.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic certificate or Level 1 or Level 2 Reserve certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This P.O.S.T certified course is designed to offer police officers the latest techniques in arrest and control situations. This training includes tactics in weapon retention and use of upper body control holds.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 63
Motorcycle Refresher Training

0 units; 8 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic or Level 1 certificate or Level 2 Reserve certificate
Non-credit
This eight hour course is designed to refresh, enhance and develop skills learned in basic motorcycle training. The course is presented in conjunction with and is certified by P.O.S.T.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 64
Vehicle Code

0.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic certificate or Level 1 or Level 2 Reserve certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This nine hour in-service class is designed to offer police officers the latest information available on the California Vehicle Code.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 65
National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Missing Persons Training

0.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic certificate or Level 1 or Level 2 Reserve certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is a P.O.S.T. certified course designed to satisfy NCIC and Missing Person Training requirements.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 66
Gang Awareness

0.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: Possession of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic certificate or Level 1 or Level 2 Reserve certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This P.O.S.T. certified course focuses on the preventative aspects of street gangs and enforcement issues from a peace officer's perspective.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 67
Continuing Professional Training

.5 -2 units; 9-36 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: possession of a P.O.S.T. certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This course will acquaint law enforcement personnel with current changes in the field of law enforcement. The course content satisfies the Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) continuing professional training requirements.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 69
Dispatcher Update

0.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Credit, not degree applicable

This P.O.S.T. approved course is designed for, but not limited to, non-probationary police dispatchers and will provide current information on matters which directly affect their work environment.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 70
Introduction to Industrial Security

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students are introduced to the philosophy and legal framework of industrial security operations. The course includes a survey of contemporary practices in areas such as administration, personnel, and physical security.

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Cooperative Career Education



2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time): Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major
Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately): Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan; enrollment limited to one other class during the semester; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each students will work with and learn from experts in the Administration of Justice field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

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Independent Study



1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Administration of Justice with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Administration of Justice not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Administration of Justice projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

Administration of Justice 100

 

Introduction to Administration of Justice

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN AJ 2)

This course is a study of the history and philosophy of administration of justice in America including a survey of law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections. Topics include crime theory, role expectations, and their interrelationship, punishment and rehabilitation, ethics, education, and training.

Administration of Justice 103

 

Concepts of Criminal Law I

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course covers the study of historical development, philosophy of law and its application to the administration of justice system. Topics covered include legal research, case law, classifications of crime, crimes against persons and property, and crimes against the state as a social and historical ideology.

* Some UC transferable courses have credit limitations. For details, see a counselor, the Transfer Center advisor, or the articulation officer.

Administration of Justice 107

Crime and Control - An Introduction to Corrections



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a basic course covering crime, criminal behavior and social attempts at controlling that behavior. Emphasis in this course is placed on traditional types of punishment, as well as rehabilitation, probation, parole, and diversion. This course covers the basic career skills and knowledge required for employment.

Administration of Justice 109

Introduction to Police Patrol Procedures



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the study of the history and development of police patrol. Topics covered include functions of patrol, investigative duties of the field officer, techniques for planning patrol activities, handling complaints and requests for service, field interviews, searches and arrests, civil and domestic disturbances, and the handling of traffic related problems.

Administration of Justice 111

 

Criminal Investigation

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of the fundamentals of criminal investigation. Topics covered include the techniques of crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of physical evidence, modus operandi processes, sources of information, interview and interrogation, and follow- up investigation.

Administration of Justice 115

Community and Human Relations



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course explores the roles of the administration of justice practitioners and their agencies. Through interaction and study, the student will become aware of the interrelationships and role expectations among the various agencies and the public. Principal emphasis will be placed upon the professional image of the system of justice administration and the development of positive relationships between members of the system and the public.

Administration of Justice 125

Traffic Control and Accident Investigation



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course explores highway traffic administration activities, vehicle code enforcement, and the dynamics and techniques of accident investigation. Topics include accident reconstruction, skid/speed analysis, evidence collection, report writing, and testifying in court.

Administration of Justice 126

Juvenile Delinquency and Legal Procedures



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system. Topics covered include theories of juvenile crime causation, economic impact, gangs, juvenile law, and the handling of juvenile offenders as well as social, cultural, and environmental factors. Current social services programs designed for delinquents with emphasis on practical application, probation, and youth authority procedures are also discussed.

Administration of Justice 130

Principles of the Justice System



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an in-depth study of the role and responsibilities of each segment within the administration of justice system: law enforcement, judicial, and corrections. A past, present, and future exposure to subsystem procedures from initial entry to final disposition and the relationship each segment maintains with its members and the community will be explored.

Administration of Justice 131

Legal Aspects of Evidence



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the legal aspects of evidence and the constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest and search and seizure. Topics covered include types of evidence and rules governing their admissibility, judicial decisions interpreting individual rights, and case studies viewed from a conceptual level.

Administration of Justice 132

Crime Scene Investigation



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Administration of Justice 100
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides students with the basic understanding of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), the workings of a CSI unit and will present an overview of the relationship that exists between forensic science and law enforcement. The course includes a study of crime scene examination, crime scene documentation, DNA and trace evidence analysis, and evidence collection procedures. Students learn to prepare a case for prosecution and testify in court.

Administration of Justice 133

Fingerprint Classification and Investigation



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the basic principles of fingerprints including lifting, classification, and identification. The history of fingerprints, Henry and Battley systems, and the legal aspects of fingerprints are studied in relation to current practices and procedures.

Administration of Justice 134

Introduction to Crime Analysis



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the techniques necessary to develop basic crime analysis skills needed in today's law enforcement environment. Specifically, it will enable them to analyze data and transform their analysis into a specific and proactive plan to combat a variety of crime related problems. The course will especially benefit those law enforcement professionals, both sworn and civilian, who are integrally involved in a community based policing program focused on responding to a local community's quality of life issues.

Administration of Justice 135

Report Writing



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course presents students with techniques in report writing and record keeping which aid the police officer in making a permanent and coherent record of facts to be used in criminal prosecutions and administrative procedures.

Administration of Justice 136

Ethics in the Justice System



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Administration of Justice 100
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course explores the development of personal and social values, the social role law enforcement faces, and the way the criminal justice system responds to such issues. Topics include individual and organizational value systems, group dynamics, integrity and character in leadership and law enforcement, the dynamics of power versus authority, the impact of ethical choices in the law enforcement environment, and the subsequent effect within the justice system.

Administration of Justice 140

Basic Security Officer Training



2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is a survey of contemporary industrial security including legal implications, standards of conduct, communications, emergency procedures, health and safety, internal and external protection, and record keeping.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Administration of Justice 150

Peace Officer Training Module - Level III



8 units; 6 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation:
1. Medical examination (for safety and college liability reasons);
2. Students must apply for and receive a California Department of Justice Firearms and Arrest Clearance (Penal Code 13511.5)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed for California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified Training Module - Level III peace officer training candidates. A Level III peace officer may perform specified limited support duties that are not likely to result in physical arrests. The student will participate in a 216 hours course of instruction and training emphasizing basic law enforcement philosophy, procedures, tactics, and techniques. The course is certified pursuant to California Penal Code Section 836.6.

Note: Students who have earned credit in Administration of Justice 155 cannot receive unit credit for Administration of Justice 150.

Administration of Justice 155

Peace Officer Training - Level II Module



11 units; 9.5 hours lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Administration of Justice 150 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent Enrollment Limitation: 1. Current Penal Code 832 (P.C. 832) certification valid within the last three years; 2. Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) and First Aid certification; 3. Current Medical examination (valid within 6 months) (for safety and liability reasons); 4. Current California Department of Justice Firearms and Arrest Clearance (Penal Code Section 13511.5) (valid within 6 months).
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed for California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certified Training Module - Level II police officer training candidates. A Level II peace officer may perform general law enforcement assignments under immediate supervision of a sworn officer. The student will participate in a 261 hour course of instruction and training emphasizing basic law enforcement philosophy, procedures, tactics, and techniques. The course is certified pursuant to California Penal Code Section 836.6.

Administration of Justice 170

Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure



3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students examine the history and development of the laws and customs of arrest, search and seizure, and the “Exclusionary Rule.” Emphasis is given to the application of these procedures as they relate to law enforcement officers and others in the apprehension of criminals and the procuring of evidence.

Administration of Justice 190

Law Enforcement Explorer Academy



3 units; 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation: Medical examination (current within last 6 months)
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to expose the pre-employment student to the many facets of law enforcement. Instructional activities will emphasize career exploration, law enforcement history and organization, professionalism, teamwork, drill and ceremony, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and firearm safety. Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be eligible to become a member of a local Police Department Explorer Post.

Administration of Justice 191

 

Basic Firearms Training

2 units; 2 hours lecture, 18 hours lab to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Department of Justice clearance
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a course of instruction and practice in the defensive methods used by law enforcement officers in self defense of citizens, or in subduing arrestees. The legal and safety aspects of firearms usage is covered through lecture. Actual training on the range with firearms takes place the last 10 weeks of the course. Students are not required to purchase their own weapons, ammunition, or targets.

Administration of Justice 220

Perishable Skills Training - LEDS/FOS



.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: possession of a P.O.S.T. Certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This course provides peace officers instruction in perishable skills, which have been identified by the Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) as driving and force options. Student proficiency will be evaluated on Law Enforcement Driving Simulators (LEDS) and Force Options Simulators (FOS).

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 222

Perishable Skills Training - LEDS/Skid Car



.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: possession of a P.O.S.T. Certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This course provides peace officers instruction in perishable skills, which have been identified by the Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) as driving and emergency vehicle operation. Student proficiency will be evaluated on Law Enforcement Driving Simulators (LEDS) and a Skid Car platform.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Administration of Justice 224

Perishable Skills Training - FOS/Defensive Tactics



.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: possession of a P.O.S.T. Certificate
Credit, not degree applicable

This course provides peace officers instruction in perishable skills, which have been identified by the Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) as force options and defensive tactics. Student proficiency will be evaluated based on P.O.S.T. standards of performance and on Force Simulators (FOS).

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Note: This course is repeatable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Last Published 3/27/15