2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2023  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Law Enforcement, AS

Upon successful completion of the Law Enforcement Associate in Science degree, the student demonstrates the fulfillment of lower-division requirements for accredited baccalaureate institutions, preparation for participation in the Basic Peace Officer Academy, and a career within the criminal justice system.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Concepts and Theories: Students will demonstrate the ability to define and use criminal justice system key terms, concepts and theories.
  2. Constitutional Law: Students will demonstrate the ability to identify how the U.S. Constitution applies to the actions and conduct of peace officers.
  3. Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of analysis and understanding.
  4. Career: Students will develop a plan to achieve a career in their desired area of the criminal justice system.
  5. Criminal Law: Students will demonstrate the knowledge required to recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.
  6. Community Policing: Students will demonstrate the ability to reflect critically on developments in the criminal justice policy and the relationship of these policies to the wider political and social environment.
  7. Investigations: Students will demonstrate the ability to investigate crimes and testify in a legal proceeding.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 6 units

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60