Certificate of Completion in Police Science

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Police Science (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5107
Total Credits Required
18
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Detectives and Criminal Investigators $81,800
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers $68,010
Private Detectives and Investigators $53,670
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice RC 3
AJS151 Firearms I RC 1
AJS205 Criminal Justice Report Writing RC 3
AJS230 The Police Function RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
8
AJS153 Firearms II/Handguns RC 1
AJS270 Community Relations RC 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I RC 3
AJS290BU Family Violence RC 1

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.