CERTIFICATE for LAW ENFORCEMENT
(Fort Steilacoom Only)
Student must earn a minimum of a 2.0 in each criminal justice
course to obtain this certificate. Students wanting to obtain an AA
while completing their Associate in Criminal Justice must earn a
minimum GPA of 2.0 and earn a minimum of a 1.5 GPA in all core
requirements and core electives.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS (44 CREDITS)
INFO 101 Research Essentials 2
CJ 103 Criminal Justice Introduction to ACJ 1
CJ 112 Criminal Justice in America 5
CJ 150 Police in America 5
CJ 200 Crime and Justice: The Issues
(prereq: ENGL& 101) 5
** CJ 252 Criminal Justice Work-Based Learning 5
(180 hours volunteering)
**†CJ 262 Law Enforcement Operational Skills: Officer 10
CJ 280 Criminal Justice Culminating Project 1
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
ENGL& 101English Composition I 5
Total Credits Required 44
†Officers will complete all elements of the on-site academy at a 70%
proficiency as well as successful completion of all academic
components. Students must be sponsored by an accredited law
**Requires Criminal Justice advisor approval.
NOTE: Students should be aware that certain criminal behavior may
prohibit their employment opportunities in many criminal justice
occupations. Students are encouraged to research these situations
and consult with a criminal justice advisor.
CERTIFICATE for LAW
(Fort Steilacoom Only)
This certificate provides students with an overview of Program Outcomes
skills needed to perform the duties of a commissioned
Law Enforcement Officer. It also is an overview of 1. Graduates will develop and maintain
the criminal justice system and major skills needed to personal and professional relationships
succeed in Law Enforcement including written, oral through respect and clear boundaries.
and multicultural communications and practical 2. Graduates will critically assess one’s
application of knowledge and skills. Students are own attitudes, values and assumptions
current law enforcement employees looking for career and consider their impact on
advancement. This certificate flows directly into the individuals and the wider society.
Associate in Criminal Justice with Associate in Arts 3. Graduates will critically evaluate past,
Degree allowing students to continue to a four-year present and future discrimination and
experience. privilege of individuals, societies,
groups and institutions.
4. Graduates will use a variety of
methods and styles to communicate
appropriately, orally and in writing,
based on topic, audience and situation.
5. Graduates will build knowledge of
diverse ideas, values, perspective and
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This curriculum sheet was printed with funds from the Carl D. Perkins Act.
Updated Fall 2010