Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement, Certificate of Achievement

The Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement Certificate of Achievement provides all academic and physical skill training and assessment required by the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. It is required training for anyone serving as a peace officer in the state of California. The program provides the opportunity to observe, develop and employ the behavior traits of a professional peace officer in a controlled setting.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate required broad knowledge and skills, including critical thinking and problem solving skills, applicable to the field.
  • Articulate the system’s objectives, the crime problem, and role expectations of criminal justice personnel, and describe the various agencies and each subsystem within the system.
  • Describe the system’s responsibilities to the community, factors in crime causation, the social implications of crime and communication barriers between the system and the community.
  • Apply definitions and concepts to the relevant legal codes; identify related statutes and cases; analyze specific legal problems.
  • Analyze legal concepts and make rational decisions about case processing. Demonstrate knowledge of the rules of evidence, legal definitions and concepts of evidentiary law. Apply basic investigative proficiencies.
  • Produce field notes, write accurate reports, compile and analyze data and prepare formal reports suitable for prosecutions and court presentations.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
Select one of the following Options:23-25.5
Option 1: General
Introduction to Administration of Justice
Community and the Justice System
Concepts of Criminal Law
Legal Aspects of Evidence
Criminal Court Process
Writing for Criminal Justice
Criminal Investigation
Select 2-3 units of the following:
Police Field Operations
Introduction to Corrections
Juvenile Procedures
Citizens' Academy
Administration of Justice Work Experience
Option 2: Extended Basic Academy
P.O.S.T. Basic Academy III
P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Modular II
P.O.S.T. Basic Academy I
Option 3: Intensive Basic Academy
P.O.S.T. Intensive Basic Academy I
P.O.S.T. Intensive Basic Academy II
Total Units23-25.5

 Graduation Requirements

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  
 

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallUnits
ADMJ 2 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
ADMJ 3 Community and the Justice System 3
ADMJ 6 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
ADMJ 55 Writing for Criminal Justice 3
ADMJ 66 Criminal Investigation 3
 Units15
Spring
ADMJ 4 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
ADMJ 51 Criminal Court Process 3
Select 2-3 units from the following: 2-3
Police Field Operations  
Introduction to Corrections  
Juvenile Procedures  
Citizens' Academy  
Administration of Justice Work Experience  
 Units8-9
 Total Units23-24

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All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

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