Justice Systems - Police Science Basic Police Academy, One-Year Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #5076

Effective May 2021

 

Division of Social Sciences and Human Services

The Police Academy one-year technical certificate recognizes the student who has completed a core group of police science major courses. This collection of courses will provide the student with specialized knowledge and skills to be prepared for entry-level employment in a variety of law enforcement positions. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

PACD 101BASIC POLICE ACADEMY 1 19
PACD 102BASIC POLICE ACADEMY 2 19
PACD 103BASIC POLICE ACADEMY 3 19
PACD 104BASIC POLICE ACADEMY 4 19
Total Hours36

PACD courses are available only to students who have been admitted to the LCCC Police Academy

Program Contact(s):

Richard Thomas
440-366-7468
rthomas@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the purpose, function, and continuing evolution of law enforcement as a component of the U.S. Criminal Justice System.
  2. Apply communication skills verbally, through written documentation, and nonverbally with coworkers, supervisors, victims, witnesses, prosecutors, and others through the use of effective appropriate interview and interrogation techniques, listening skills, appropriate interpersonal conversation skills, written reports, and testifying in court.
  3. Use discretion in the application of criminal law effectively, efficiently, correctly, and in a timely manner.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate evidence collection, preservation, and analysis techniques used during traffic accident and criminal investigations.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate safe driving techniques in the operation of a patrol vehicle.
  6. Demonstrate proper safe handling and use a various firearms used in a law enforcement capacity.
  7. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in the performance of any duty or assignment on behalf of or while employed by or associated with any criminal justice agency or its designee.
  8. Develop cultural diversity and demonstrate community awareness skills including, but not limited to, conflict resolution, media relations, crime prevention, referrals to and collaboration with both criminal and non-criminal justice agencies.