2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Police Science, AS

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Upon successful completion of the Police Science degree, students possess the knowledge and skills to earn both the Associate in Science degree and Basic Police Officer Academy certification accredited by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Students are qualified for employment as a California Peace Officer, Deputy Sheriff, or Level I Reserve Officer. Graduating students successfully demonstrate ethical conduct, the ability to make judgments concerning the enforcement of the law without prejudice, apply the level of force that can lawfully be used by a peace officer, recognize the importance of initial and ongoing training in coping with dangerous situation, analyze and solve problems, write reports that conform to accepted professional standards of quality, and recognize and understand concepts of terminology that is needed to understand the California criminal justice system.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Fulfill the transfer requirements for an accredited baccalaureate institution.
  2. Perform the duties of a Level I Reserve Peace Officer, or full time Peace Officer as defined by Peace Officer Training and Standards (POST).
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge of a citizen’s civil rights protected by the United States Constitution.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to recognize and apply the level and types of force that can lawfully be used by a peace officer.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 36 units

Minimum Major Units Required: 36

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 or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis 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: 63

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