2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Law Enforcement and Corrections Certificate

The Law Enforcement and Corrections certificate is designed for those interested in training in the law enforcement/corrections field. Emphasis is on the study of crime and delinquency within the criminal justice system, particularly as to the response of law enforcement, corrections and the courts to violations of the law.

The Intensive Police Academy (AIS 291) is accredited by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) in providing Basic Peace Officer training to individuals meeting the requirements of the training board and appointing police agencies. The curriculum includes the study of criminal investigations, police community relations, traffic accident investigation, introduction to administration of justice, law, legal principles, patrol procedures, vehicle operations, report and technical writing, physical conditioning, defense tactics, impact weapons, firearm proficiency and safety, first aid, fundamentals of hazardous materials, stress management and use of force. Students must be screened and appointed by an Arizona Law Enforcement Agency. Upon successful completion of AJS 291 , students are eligible to be hired as police officers in the state.

Credit Hours Required: 24

Note: Students enrolling in AJS 291  must be screened and appointed by an Arizona Law Enforcement Agency.

Note: Option 1 can be completed entirely online.

Program Requirements

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Law Enforcement and Corrections Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the historical development of American criminal law from its English common law roots to the present.
  2. Analyze criminal conduct in the context of historical, social, political and legal developments.
  3. Identify the organization and jurisdiction of local, state and federal law enforcement, courts and correctional systems.
  4. Describe the relationships between the three components of the criminal justice system.
  5. Summarize the philosophy of legal sanctions and corrections and the historical development of theories of punishment and rehabilitation.
  6. Analyze the intersection of law, morality and ethics in our modern society.
  7. Summarize the modern scientific tools used in criminal investigation.
  8. Analyze the role of the US Supreme Court in defining the Constitutional protections and procedural due process safeguards in the criminal justice system.
  9. Describe the economic and psychological impact of crime on society.
  10. Write a concise public services report using basic word processing skills.
  11. Apply all types, purposes and techniques of patrol procedures.