Administration of Justice Certificate


The Administration of Justice Certificate Program is commonly referred to as the Police Academy. Consisting of approximately 1100 hours of instruction, the basic extended course is delivered over a 38-week period, as an alternative to a full-time basic academy. This certificate requires the completion of 52 units from the courses listed below with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Required Courses (52 units):
AJ 059AF Basic Police Academy, Extended Format I26
AJ 059BF Basic Police Academy, Extended Format II26
Total Units52

Outcome 1: Demonstrate basic competency in core law enforcement job knowledge/skill areas, including criminal law and procedure, investigations, police operations, and community-centered policing.

Outcome 2: Assess the importance of ethics and ethical shy;decision-making at all levels and processes within the criminal justice system.

Outcome 3: Apply legal definitions, tactical field concepts, and investigative principles covered in the POST Learning Domains to law enforcement.