Cerro Coso Community College

Public Services Department Courses

Please note that college course and program curriculum is a process of continual change. Every effort is made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information below, but students should consult a counselor or the faculty chair for the most current details regarding course descriptions, course applicability to programs, and patterns of course offerings at each Cerro Coso Community College campus location. That a course does not showing a pattern of offerings does not mean it is not offered, only that it may be offered irregularly. Consult counseling or the faculty chair for more information.

Click on each course below for course details.

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

9 hours lecture. This course familiarizes and instructs the individual on the training topics delineated at Business and Professions Code section 7583.7, including legal aspects, techniques, liability, and company requirements relating to the arrest of an individual. The training utilizes the Department of Consumer Affairs: Power to Arrest Training Manual. In addition the students learn the subject matter and observation skills required to identify and report precursor activities to a terrorist event, react appropriately, report the occurrence of a terrorist event, and remain safe while helping control the scene after a terrorist event. The training utilizes the Department of Consumer Affairs: Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness for Security Professionals course consisting of a Digital Video Disk (DVD), Student Workbook, and Facilitator Manual.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050 Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

Repeat Status: Unlimited

9 hours lecture. This course covers the required learning domains outlined in section 7583.6(b) of the Business and Professions Code for newly licensed security officers concerning the importance of public relations with both community and customer. The course provides important information concerning discrimination, diversity, substance abuse, and the mentally ill. The course includes communication skills and de-escalation techniques for crisis intervention. The course also provides the required learning domains surrounding security officers and liability in the course of their duties.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050 Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

Repeat Status: Unlimited

9 hours lecture. This course covers the required learning domains as prescribed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in section 7583.6(b) of the Business and Professions Code in reference to communication, observation, and documentation.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050 Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

Repeat Status: Unlimited

9 hours lecture. This course is designed to provide the student with information concerning the legal powers of a security/proprietary officer to perform a search and/or seizure. The course also covers the methods for, and importance of, preserving the incident scene.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050 Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

Repeat Status: Unlimited

9 hours lecture. This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills required to identify potentially hazardous situations including environmental, chemical, biological, and situational dangers. The student also receives instruction on basic first aid and CPR.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C050 Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have reached their 18th birthday prior to completion of the course. Required by Statute.

Repeat Status: Unlimited

9 hours lecture. This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for conflict management in a private security setting. The course provides information on verbal diffusion and negotiations. The student also learns the various tactics and tools employed in crowd control situations.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

This is a 1 unit course with variable hours: 0-18 hours lecture/0-54 hours laboratory. This course is designed to update current peace officers’ training with current laws, procedures, and practices. This course does not fulfill core or elective requirements for a certificate or degree in the field of Administration of Justice.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

This is a 0.5 unit course with variable hours: 0-9 hours lecture/0-27 hours laboratory. This course is designed to update current peace officers’ training with current laws, procedures, and practices. This course does not fulfill core or elective requirements for a certificate or degree in the field of Administration of Justice.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This is a comprehensive course on the Criminal Justice System that includes the history and philosophy of the Administration of Justice in America. The course explores the development of the criminal justice system, including all sub-systems, relationship between the sub-systems and their role expectations, theories on crime, adjudication, punishment, rehabilitation, education and training for the continued professionalism of the entire system. Approved for IGETC Area 4J, CSU GE Area D10, Local GE Area 2.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. In this course students learn the historical development, philosophy, and constitutional provisions of the law and its impact within the criminal justice system. Students develop a working knowledge of legal terms and their definitions. Students look at the classification of crime and its causation. Students conduct analytical research and study of case law decisions. Approved for IGETC Area 4J, CSU GE Area D10.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of evidence, evidentiary practices and case laws that deal with the admission of evidence. Topics include origin, development and constitutional basis of evidence, constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure, kinds of degrees of evidence and the rules that govern the admissibility, judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course studies the factors that create friction between community and the criminal justice agencies. Includes the roles of Administration of Justice practitioners and agencies interrelationships and role expectations among various agencies and the public. Principal emphasis is placed upon the professional image of the criminal justice system and the development of the positive relationships between members of the criminal justice system and the public.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course provides students with an introduction into the ethics and legalities of criminal investigations. Topics include: fundamentals of investigation, techniques of crime scene searches, and aspects in dealing with the public, specific knowledge necessary for handling crime scenes, interviews, evidence, surveillance, follow-up, technical resources and case preparation are also covered.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This is a basic course in the sociological study of crime and its causes as it pertains to juvenile procedures and delinquency. Topics include organization, functions, and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies, processing and detention of juveniles, juvenile case disposition, juvenile status and court procedures.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

9 hours lecture. This orientation course prepares students for the Law Enforcement Academy. A series of self-assessment activities and exercises help students understand the Academy challenges and requirements. This course is presented in a rigorous and disciplined training environment. Students participate in activities designed to simulate the Cerro Coso Law Enforcement Academy to assess individual emotional, mental and physical readiness for the Academy.

Limitation on Enrollment: Must successfully pass a fingerprint check through the California Department of Justice and meet the entry requirements established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for this course.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

45 hours lecture/135 hours laboratory. This course provides basic instruction designed to prepare students for the performance of limited peace officer duties. The curriculum is established through the requirements set by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), which include: introduction to law enforcement, administration of justice, criminal law, evidence, community-police relations, patrol procedures, juvenile procedures, defensive tactics, firearms, First Aid/CPR, vehicle operations, domestic violence and related topics.

Prerequisite: ADMJ C142 Limitation on Enrollment: Must successfully pass a fingerprint check through the California Department of Justice and meet the entry requirements established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for this course.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

162 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course is designed to fulfill State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements for Level I academy certification. This course prepares students to successfully transition to the Basic Academy Modular Level I Course. A successful Livescan fingerprint background check is required.

Limitation on Enrollment: Prospective students will need to go through the selection process given by the course certification holder, the Kern County Sheriff’s Department.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

90 hours lecture/810 hours laboratory. This course is designed to fulfill the training requirements established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for basic peace officer training.

Advisory: ENGL C040 Limitation on Enrollment: Prospective students need to go through the selection process given by the course certification holder.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

108 hours lecture/216 hours laboratory. This is a California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) approved Adult Corrections Officer Core Course. It is 324 hours and includes PC 832 Arrest and Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Force Options, and Officer Safety for Detentions.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. A course designed to give students an overview of the role correction’s play within the criminal justice system. The course focus is on such topics as: incarceration, alternatives to incarceration, rehabilitation of inmates, juvenile offenders, and legal issues that influence the day-to-day operations of correctional institutions.

Advisory: ENGL C070

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course enables students to attain a comprehensive understanding of the processes used to respond to, secure, document, and collect evidence at a crime scene. The legal, ethical, and practical issues involving crime scene investigations are covered in greater detail. The coursework includes identifying and working a crime scene in the field.

Kern Community College District