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Certificate in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration
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Certificate in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration

Total Credit Hours: 31


About Certificate in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration

The Certificate in Basic Law Enforcement was initially developed when Guam Community College was created by Public Law 14-77 and the responsibility for police basic training was transferred from the University of Guam to Guam Community College. Presently, it continues to be the required curriculum for all territorial law enforcement academy cycles.
The first substantive revision was made in February 2011, which was made upon the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee request to realign the Certificate Program and the Criminal Justice Associate Degree Program. It also addressed new general education core requirements to commence fall Semester 2003. The second substantive revision created a new area of concentration in Marine & Terrestrial Conservation Enforcement.  Students may now elect to graduate with a Certificate in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in either Law Enforcement or Marine & Terrestrial Conservation Enforcement.
Course requirements may identify prerequisites that must be completed with a passing grade. Prerequisite course credits are not counted as credits earned towards the program unless they are certificate core course requirements. 


Law Enforcement Administration Track

General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

3

Total

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CJ 100

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJ 102

First Responder

3

CJ 126

Officer Survival

3

CJ 126L

Officer Survival Laboratory

1

CJ 132

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)

3

CJ 135

Firearms Use/Safety/Care

3

CJ 150

Criminal Procedure

3

CJ 200

Criminal Law

3

CJ 205

Police Report Writing

3

CJ 225

Criminal Investigation

3

Total

28

Certificate Total

31


General Requirements for Certificates

Effective fall Semester 2003, several academic policy changes were implemented to ensure that students are adequately prepared to meet business and industry standards. All Undeclared or newly Declared Students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or must have completed developmental coursework for Math and English or have successfully placed into post-secondary Math and English (or equivalent).
 
Students must fulfill the English general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. This means that students may take only nine (9) credits before they must begin meeting the general education requirements. All declared students in Certificate programs will be required to successfully complete minimum general education course requirements. For more information, refer to the Admissions Information, General Education Policy section of this catalog.
 
A. General Education Requirements
Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as indicated by one of the following:
Test out of the English Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of EN096 or EN097 courses
and
Test out of the Math Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of MA096 or MA098 courses
 
B. Technical Requirements
Total Technical Requirements vary by program.
 
C. Related General Education & Technical Requirements
Total related General Ed/Technical Requirements vary by program.
 
Minimum Total Credits Required for a Certificate           30
* No course may be counted for both Technical Major and Science/Technology General Education requirements.
** Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing, however, is required for enrollment into English and mathematics courses. Therefore, students who plan to enroll full-time in a program should take the placement test to be eligible for a full load of courses.



Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Criminal Justice program, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the legal procedures for gathering information about crimes, criminal procedure, and defendants’ rights.
  2. Describe the process of the criminal justice system and the duties and responsibilities of the criminal justice professional.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to understand the interrelations, ethics, and role expectations of the criminal justice professional in society.

CJ135 Firearms Use/Safety/Care

This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Academy or Law Enforcement Cycle. It is designed to teach students the proper use and care of firearms. Emphasis is placed on safety, use of deadly force, marksmanship, judgmental shooting, and the care and cleaning of weapons.

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CJ126 Officer Survival

This course provides law enforcement academy recruits with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of police tasks safely and effectively. This course is designed for career public safety officers and recruits. Instructor permission is required.

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CJ102 First Responder

The First Responder course shall be at least 48 hours of classroom training. It aims to provide training in emergency medical care for those who are apt to be the first person responding to an accident. When the course is completed, the student will possess the same knowledge of patient care as the EMT, but not the same equipment skills. Can be repeated for credit.

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Certificate in Criminal Justice - Marine & Terrestrial Conservation Enforcement

The Certificate in Basic Law Enforcement was initially developed when Guam Community College was created by Public Law 14-77 and the responsibility for police basic training was transferred from the University of Guam to Guam Community College. Presently, it continues to be the required curriculum for all territorial law enforcement academy cycles.

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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with Law Enforcement Administration Concentration

This program is designed to address training requirements for students seeking employment as police officers, marshals, conservation officers, Guam Customs officers, investigators, corrections officers, forensic computer examiners, forensic lab technicians, and other public safety employees. Students may choose an emphasis in one of four areas of concentration:

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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice with Administration Concentration

This program is designed to address training requirements for students seeking employment as police officers, marshals, conservation officers, Guam Customs officers, investigators, corrections officers, forensic computer examiners, forensic lab technicians, and other public safety employees. Students may choose an emphasis in one of four areas of concentration:

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