Associate in Science
Certificate of Achievement
Are you fascinated by facts and problems?
Are you looking to learn more about criminal justice and law enforcement?
Do you want to look at criminal justice from a historical and contemporary perspective?
Looking to go into a career of law enforcement?
You are looking for the Criminal Justice Program!
The Solano Community College Criminal Justice program was established with the cooperation of the Solano County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee and offers courses for both pre-service and in-service students. All instructors have experience in law enforcement, and courses are scheduled day or evening to accommodate full-time and part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills in the field.
Your education and training will help make you eligible to fill the large and continuing demand for skilled and professionally-oriented law enforcement officers in local, state and federal agencies, and in private business. Experienced officers may be promoted to full positions as supervisors, investigators and administrators.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will survey law enforcement and criminal justice from historical and contemporary perspectives and review career opportunities.
- Students will examine the structure of criminal law through a broad range of legal concepts and legal research and by inspecting the most frequently used sections of criminal codes.
- Students will learn types of evidence used in criminal cases and rules concerning admissibility of evidence in court.
- Students will be shown the fundamentals of investigation–collection, identification, and preservation of evidence, use of scientific aids, techniques of interviewing witnesses and techniques for the investigation of specific crimes.
- Students will learn the theory of techniques of beat patrol, accident investigation and traffic law enforcement.
- Students will learn the philosophy of juvenile treatment as well as laws and procedures used in police work with juveniles.
- Students will develop an understanding of the philosophy of the use of restrained police control methods, both in the martial arts and in the moral, legal and practical use of firearms.