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AJ 034 - Career Planning in Criminal Justice, Online: Syllabus
Instructor: Marge Faulstich
Phone: (408) 741-2180 (Voice Mail)
Instructor homepage: http://instruct.westvalley.edu/faulstich
Title and Number of Course:
AJ 34-Online: Career Planning in Criminal Justice. 3.0 units.
An Online Orientation course designed to acquaint students to potential careers in municipal law enforcement. The course covers the application, testing, and screening process prior to appointment and acceptance to a police academy. Credit/No Credit Option. Acceptable for credit: California State University.
Historical development of municipal law enforcement.
Federal, State and Municipal law-enforcement jobs.
The application process: resume, written, and oral testing, background investigation, polygraph exam, field training programs, etc.
Selecting the criminal justice job which best fits each student.
Internet research of criminal justice agencies
Upon completion of this course:
There is a total of 300 points possible for the entire course. Grades shall be established as follows:
A = 300-244
B = 243-187
C = 186-130
D = 129-63
F = 62 or below
"Seeking Employment in Criminal Justice and Related Fields", latest Edition. (Check with WVC Bookstore).
Authors, Harr & Hess. Publisher, Thompson-Wadsworth.
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This course will require Reading Assignments, Projects, a Midterm Exam, and a Final Exam. Possible points are as follows:
Resume-Cover Letter:100 points
Agency Research Internet Project: 100 points
Exam (Textbook): 100 points
Note: Failure to complete the Online projects, Midterm, or Final Exam will result in an "F" grade. An "Incomplete" grade may be granted with instructor pre-approval in exigent circumstances.
Note: Student Cheating: AJ students should be exemplary in honesty and integrity. Students found to be cheating (including online plagiarizing or copying another student's work) may receive the following sanctions(s): verbal or written warning (copy to Vice President of Instruction; be issued an "F" grade; and or recommendation for expulsion from the AJ program/WVC.
The West Valley College Disability Statement is as follows: West Valley College makes reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. College materials will be available in alternate formats (Braille, audio, electronic format, or large print) upon request. Please contact the Disability and Educational Support Program at (408) 741-2010 (voice) or (408) 741-2658 (TTY) for assistance.
It is a student's responsibility to drop a class in which they have enrolled but are no longer attending.
Assignments, tests, and projects are the property of the instructor and are not to be shared, emailed, or duplicated without express permission of instructor. AJ students should be exemplary in honesty & integrity. Students found to be cheating (i.e., online plagiarizing or copying another students work) may receive the following sanction(s): verbal or written warning (copy to Vice President of instruction); be issued an "F" course grade with a drop; and or recommendation for expulsion from the AJ program at West Valley College.
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