The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Police Science is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a course of study specifically focused on law enforcement. The certificate program specializes in training and education related to the duties of law enforcement. The program is designed for the student with no Arizona police academy experience.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process.
- Describe governmental structure and its relationship to the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate the safe use of firearms.
- Describe legal issues, safety factors, storing methods and components of handguns; and demonstrate proficiency.
- Analyze, write, and revise common types of criminal justice reports.
- Describe the interrelationships and missions of the federal, state, and local law enforcement systems.
- Trace the development of police/community programs.
- Identify and describe the goals and objectives of criminal investigation.
- Identify and define relevant concepts for selected topic area.
Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Private Detectives and Investigators
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|AJS101||Introduction to Criminal Justice||RC||3|
|AJS205||Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice||RC||3|
|AJS230||The Police Function||RC||3|
|AJS153||Firearms II/Handguns||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AJS151 or equivalent certified firearms training as reviewed by the Department.||RC||1|
|AJS275||Criminal Investigation I||RC||3|
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Police Science (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125806).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.