Administration of Justice Department
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80% of firefighters, law enforcement personnel, and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are credentialed at community colleges. Source: Community College League of California.
The Administration of Justice Associate Degree and the Certificate curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level and advanced positions in the public and private sectors.
The program prepares students for positions such as police officer, deputy sheriff, state or federal patrol and investigative officer, correctional aide, security specialist, community service officer, police cadet, and reserve officer, as well as manager and supervisor in these individual fields. Placement may depend on job availability and the successful completion of an entrance examination.
Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Certificate of Achievement
Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.
Apply for a Degree or Certificates
Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.
Related Information at Ohlone
Vocational Training Program
Ohlone College is a member of the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. Vocational training courses are offered in various areas including, but not limited to, the following: Correctional Officer, Law Enforcement Officer, Reserve Police Officer, Dispatcher, Fire Technology, Probation Officer, and Juvenile Hall Counselor.
The consortium is funded by various colleges regionally to provide vocational specific training which may require special facilities, special training conditions, or is presented outside of the schedules of regular college classes. Students who would like a schedule of these classes or more information on specific programs may call (408) 270-6458.
The application and registration process is completed at the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium located at 4750 San Felipe Road in San Jose. Although open to the public, the majority of these courses are intended to serve the already employed. Students who would like information about a career in any of these programs should call (408) 270-6458.
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