Criminal Justice Training (CJT)

CJT-200 24 Units Basic Police Academy 1

880 hours activity; 880 hours total

Prerequisite: 1) Complete a criminal history fingerprint check through the California Department of Justice (13511.5PC). 2) Obtain clearance from a licensed physician indicating capacity to participate in intensive physical activity. The above prerequisites may be certified by an authorized law enforcement agency.

The P.O.S.T. Basic Police Academy is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course satisfies the basic training requirement to be hired as a full time peace officer or Level 1 Reserve Peace Officer in California. The Basic Police Academy emphasizes the development of character, problem solving skills and officer safety.

Transfers to CSU only

CJT-203 1.5 Units Module 3 832PC Arrest Course

30 hours lecture; 10 hours lab; 40 hours total

A course certified by the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training to fulfill the requirements of section 832 PC and the training requirements for Level 3 Reserve Peace Officers. Includes laws of arrest, search and seizure, methods of arrest, discretionary and decision-making.

Transfers to CSU only

CJT-211 5 Units Adult Corrections Academy

200 hours activity; 200 hours total

The Adult Corrections Academy is certified by the State of California Board of Corrections to provide entry-level job training required to be hired as an adult correctional officer for a city or county jail.

Transfers to CSU only

CJT-296 3-3.5 Units Public Safety Dispatchers' Basic

120-136 hours activity; 120-136 hours total

This course is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and provides the required entry-level job training for 9-1-1 dispatchers working for law enforcement and other public safety agencies in California. 120 hours; 3 units or 136 hours; 3.5 units.

Transfers to CSU only

CJT-297 5 Units Basic Academy Recertification

136 hours activity; 136 hours total

Prerequisite: 1) Complete a criminal history fingerprint check through the California Department of Justice (13511.5PC). 2) Obtain clearance from a licensed physician indicating capacity to participate in intensive physical activity. 3) Be a graduate of a P.O.S.T. certified basic law enforcement academy.

This course is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and re-certifies students who graduated from a basic police academy more than three years ago. This course also re-certifies students who have been employed as a peace officer and are returning after more a break in service of more than three years. This 136 hour course is typically presented over a three week period.

Transfers to CSU only