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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Law Enforcement Academy - Basic

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic
Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy-Basic

Law Enforcement Academy - Basic Program
www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/
Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349
Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Law Enforcement Academy program is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for jobs in the law enforcement profession. The curriculum has sufficient breadth to allow students to pursue a career in a variety of agencies. Typically, the Basic Law Enforcement Academy begins in July and again in January.

Associate Degree Program: Employable skills are developed in conjunction with General Education.

Career Opportunities
Careers in law enforcement are constantly open statewide. Satisfactory completion of the Butte College Basic Law Enforcement Academy qualifies graduates to apply for these positions.

The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training designates 42 areas of law enforcement instruction designed to prepare academy graduates for entry-level law enforcement positions.

Admission to the Program
Admission to the program requires a minimum college cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0.

Students are admitted by special application only. Admission to the program is based on scores on the POST Entry-Level Exam, completing a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes or less, and other special requirements.

For more information about the Butte College Law Enforcement-Basic program, or to apply for admission to the program, please go to our website: www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/law_enforcement.html


To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Law Enforcement Academy - Basic 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate competency in 42 P.O.S.T. learning domains.
  • Demonstrate, through written exams, crime scene scenario testing, and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by P.O.S.T.
  • Demonstrate, through written exams, P.O.S.T. scenario testing, and manipulative skills, core competencies as mandated by P.O.S.T.
Required courses for the major: 36.5 Units

AJLE 140 Law Enforcement Academy Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)34.5


Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement Academy-Basic 37 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Evaluate and manage their physical fitness and maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to safely and effectively perform peace officer duties.
  • Meet or exceed the basic training requirements of 42 comprehensive Learning Domains as set forth by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training for entry level California peace officers.
  • Demonstrate the manipulative skills and core competencies mandated by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training for entry level California peace officers.
Required courses for the certificate:
AJLE 140 Law Enforcement Academy Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)34.5

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