Certificate of Achievement in POST Certified Basic Police Academy
This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of law enforcement. Students completing this certificate will acquire basic skills and training including but not limited to; firearms, vehicle operations, chemical agents, officer survival, arrest and control, community policing, patrol procedures, investigations, traffic enforcement, cultural awareness, and criminal law.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the material in each of 41 learning domains.
- Demonstrate competency in combat shooting principles and tactics using a handgun, and shotgun.
- Demonstrate the ability to handle simulated calls for police services.
- Demonstrate the ability to drive a law enforcement vehicle and demonstrate the ability to safely drive and control the vehicle while operating under emergency response (Code 3) conditions.
- Demonstrate competency in Arrest and Control Techniques, with Pass/Fail scores in the areas of Safety, Awareness, Balance, Control, Controlling Force, Proper Techniques and Verbal Commands Instructions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of lifetime fitness and nutrition principles as they relate to a successful career in law enforcement.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: municipal, county and, state law enforcement agencies.
|REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES|
|PS 200M3||Basic Police Academy, Module 3||6-7.5|
|PS 200M2||Basic Police Academy, Module 2||8.5-11.5|
|PS 200M1||Basic Police Academy, Module 1||13.5-17|
All Applicants Must
- Be in good physical health.
- Be certified by a doctor to participate in a strenuous physical activity program.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Be over 18 years of age.
- Have no felony convictions.
- Pass the academy entrance exams or have equivalency.
- Have a California Department of Justice Fingerprint Clearance to possess a firearm.
Passing score on the POST Entry-Level Reading and Writing Test or equivalency. This is a standardized examination administered at the College by the State of California Commission on Peace Officer’s Standards and Training.
A materials fee and EVOC fee are charged in addition to normal college fees. Interested persons should contact the law enforcement training department (559) 583-2600, prior to registering for the course and for details of the application process.
The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Special Programs Division Chair.