Law Enforcement

Certificate of Completion

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions within the field of law enforcement. Students will learn about the historical evolution of policing in America and social issues in law enforcement. Topics also include federal, state, local, and special jurisdiction law enforcement agencies, laws of arrest, police functions, patrol strategies, evidence handling, police ethics, discretion, and behavior, crime prevention, and contemporary issues in policing and society. Course serves as preparation for high school students, adult reentry students, or general student population seeking entry-level employment in law enforcement. Upon completion of this program, students will earn a Certificate of Completion in Law Enforcement.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be prepared to enter entry-level jobs related to law enforcement.
  • Students will be employed or seek employment in the field or a related field.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will be able to begin a pathway from noncredit to employment or enrollment in Mt. SAC’s credit-bearing programs.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.


Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Law Enforcement
Career Development
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