Our Program

Our experienced faculty will teach you you the skills it takes to enter a career in law enforcement. Depending on your goals, there are a number of program options to choose from.

Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science-

  • Identify the characteristics of professional integrity and ethical standards for Oregon criminal justice professionals
  • Describe and relate the constitutional rights and responsibilities of citizens, offenders and victims as they apply to state, federal and procedural laws
  • Describe the processes and technology used to gather, investigate, manage and report information in the criminal justice field
  • Identify the legal responsibilities of criminal justice professionals as they relate to cultural diversity and establishing positive community relationships

Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science-

  • Operate safely and effectively as an integral member of a training squad when engaged in hazardous scenario activities
  • Demonstrate and explain specific operations of patrol division
  • Demonstrate correct ethical, tactical and legal decisions regarding proper responses to a variety of scenarios
  • Drive and perform various traffic stop scenarios
  • Demonstrate acceptable competency and officer discretion
  • Interact formally and informally with a diversified population in a manner that reflects a positive, professional image for law enforcement

Corrections Associate of Applied Science-

  • Operate safely and effectively under both general and close supervision when engaged in corrections-related activities
  • Demonstrate and explain specific operations of corrections
  • Describe the correct ethical, tactical, and legal decisions regarding proper responses to a variety of job-related situations
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a variety of tasks, including both low and high-risk maneuvers for pat downs, intake and assessments, transports and restraints, cell searches, and cell extractions
  • Utilize appropriate discretion and tactical communications skills
  • Interact formally and informally with a diversified population in a manner that reflects a positive, professional image for entry-level correctional officers and related positions

Juvenile Justice Associate of Applied Science-

  • Identify the distinct philosophical differences between adjudicating adolescents in the juvenile system and processing adults through the criminal justice system
  • Describe the social, legal, and rehabilitative strategies for adolescents who are adjudicated to the juvenile justice system
  • Identify the waiver decision making process for juveniles who will be tried in adult court
  • Identify the constitutional protections and applicable amendments for adhering to juvenile rights

Basic Law Enforcement Certificate-

  • Identify the historical and philosophical evolution of law enforcement in the United States
  • Identify and describe the legal foundation for law enforcement officers working under "color of law"

Basic Corrections Certificate -

  • Identify the historical and philosophical evolution of criminal justice sanctions and punishment
  • Describe the constitutional and statutory foundation for offender treatment within correctional facilities

Juvenile Corrections Certificate-

  • Identify the distinct philosophical differences between adjudicating adolescents in the juvenile justice system and processing adults through the criminal justice system
  • Describe the social, legal, and rehabilitative strategies for adolescents who are adjudicated to the juvenile justice system

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