AN ONLINE & CAMPUS CLASS (One required on-campus meeting: the orientation): Requires a computer, Email & Internet access. Class begins with an on-campus orientation meeting. All must attend. (refer to WVC schedule of classes).
Reminder: You must attend the mandatory on-campus Orientation meetings (refer to WVC Schedule of Classes).
All students are required to send their email address to the instructor by the first day of instruction or risk being dropped.
Note: Final Grades will not be posted. You can obtain grades via MyWebServices, or by phone, 741-2400.
Instructor: Marge Faulstich
Phone: (408) 741-2180 (Voice Mail)
Instructor Homepage: http://instruct.westvalley.edu/faulstich
TITLE AND NUMBER OF COURSE:
Administration of Justice Internship
Units-3 (credit/no credit option), Class is repeatable 3 times for credit (12 units total)
Lab by arrangement: 6 hours
Prerequisite: must be 18 years of age or older for Penal Institution assignment
Acceptable for credit. California State University.
Administration of Justice pre-service & in-service students will apply knowledge/ skills learned in the program through a supervised work experience internship at selected criminal justice agencies, industrial or retail security establishments, suicide or rape crisis centers, etc. Background checks will be conducted by most criminal justice agencies and students with felony arrest convictions may be excluded. Must be 18 years of age or older to intern at penal institutions. Credit/No Credit Option.
Text(s), To be Announced
Each student is required to attend 1 on-campus meetings (refer to WVC Schedule of classes). Syllabi to be provided at Orientation meeting (1st meeting)
Students are required to work 108 Hours:
80 Criminal Justice Agency Hours,10 weekly hours by arrangement, on average, with a criminal justice agency. Work must be with an approved agency, such as: Police Departments; Sheriff's Departments; Public Defender's Office; Office of the District Attorney; Courts; Corrections ( i.e. Juvenile Hall, County Jail, Boys or Girl's Ranches); Industrial or Retail Security; Support services such as--Santa Clara Valley Rape Crisis Center; Suicide Crisis Hotline; Drug/Alcohol rehabilitation Center(s); The Center for Living with Dying, etc. Each student is responsible to arrange his/her own placement, with instructor approval.
28 "Arrangement hours” are allowed for the job search, application, interview(s), screening, police-ride alongs, police academy role playing, as well as Online assignments (TBA).
Student email addresses, to be provided instructor by student, upon registration.
GRADING PROCEDURE - Students will be graded based upon completion of the following:
STUDENT AGENCY “WORK-PROGRESS” REPORTS:
Progress reports are to be given by each student online, via email to the instructor.
Due dates TBA at orientation meeting on-campus.
Students will be graded Pass (+) or Fail (-).
Student must attend 2 on-campus meetings. If you must miss one, plan to meet with instructor during office hours.
AGENCY INTERNSHIP EVALUATION FORM:
Due date is the 2nd on-campus meeting (TBA @ Orientation)
108 agency hours required of all students. Be sure, by the due date, that the evaluation document is completed & signed by your agency supervisor & yourself & that your hours are documented. Failure to complete this form will result in a no-credit grade. **Make a copy for yourself; the instructor retains the original
REACTION PAPER: Due date TBA @ orientation.
Note: optional, but required for a letter grade.
Title page & 10 pages about your internship experience and your reaction to that experience. (Keep a diary & record your activities daily at your workplace to facilitate completion of this assignment).Paper must be typed or computer produced, double spaced, & proofread. Minus four points per misspelling!! Credit grade only will be assigned students who do not submit the reaction paper. Your instructor strongly recommends the paper. Remember, credit only does not enhance your grade point average.
28 arrangement hours are allowed for the job search, placement, screening, application, interview(s), plus instructor assigned tasks: i.e., autobiographical paper/report, Cover Letter & Resume & related assignments. Note: **Failure to complete these assignments will result in a no-credit grade.
Makeup Policy & related information:
Student's internship assigned hours may at times conflict with required on-campus hours (see WVC schedule). Missing the on-campus meetings may cause an “F” or “No Credit” grade. Be certain to contact instructor immediately via email, or during office hours, if you have a conflict.
Please remember that this class may be repeated 1 times for a total of 6 units of AJ elective credits. (This course transfer to a 4-year college as AJ elective credit). You may to wish to intern 2 times with the same agency working various assignments or instead, intern with24 different criminal justice agencies. The choice is yours.
Pagers should be turned off or set on “Vibrate” mode so as not to disrupt the on-campus class/lecture meetings.
Agency Visits/Calls by Instructor: Random phone calls or visitations may be made by your instructor to your agency & consultation may occur with your Agency supervisor.
West Valley College Disability Statement: 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.
Note: It is a student's responsibility to officially drop classes.