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Police Technology (degree)

Degree offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 65/66

The Beaver County Municipal Police Training Academy partners with the College to provide vocational and academic training leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The program is designed to meet Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission requirements through the Beaver County Municipal Police Training Academy and academic degree requirements through CCBC.

The Police Technology curriculum provides the 750 hours of training mandated by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission in anticipation of employment as a municipal police officer.

Upon completion of the certificate portion of the program, graduates can apply for a waiver of Act 120 training, and upon successful completion of the State Certification Exam can be employed as municipal police officers, probation officers, campus police officers, park rangers, and federal law enforcement officers.

Training Curriculum - 1st Year

WRKD103 - Introduction to the Academy & Introduction to Law Enforcement in Pennsylvania
WRKD105 - Physical and Emotional Readiness
WRKD120 - Law and Procedures
WRKD128 - Defensive Tactics & Handling Arrested Persons
WRKD135 - Motor Vehicle Law & Accident and Collision Investigation
WRKD145 - Patrol Procedures and Operations
WRKD155 - Principles of Criminal Investigation, Report Writing, and Case Preparation
WRKD160 - Human Relations
WRKD162 - Crisis Management & Families in Crisis
WRKD165 - Basic Firearms
WRKD167 - First Aid & CPR
WRKD170 - Operation of Patrol Vehicles

Academic Curriculum - 2nd Year

First Semester - 15/16 Credits

CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3
CRIM 120
Narcotics and Drug Abuse
This course includes the study of narcotics, dangerous drugs, and the people who abuse them; implementation, evaluation, and coordination of drug control programs; and consideration of private treatment programs, civil commitment procedures, public education programs, and medical treatment programs. 3-0-3
PSYC 101
General Psychology
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders.
WRIT 101
English Composition
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.
Math Elective
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Science Elective
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Second Semester - 15 Credits

COMM 110
Interpersonal Communication
Provides an introduction to the communication process that occurs between people. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, maintain, and evaluate dyadic relationships through language, perception, self-disclosure, listening, verbal and nonverbal communication. Emphasis will be placed on building effective and ethical interpersonal relations in an intercultural context utilizing various media.
COMM 201
Public Speaking
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. 3-0-3
CRIM 125
Organization, objectives, and functions of a correctional agency will be studied. Principles of Administration relating to the sound and efficient operation of correctional facilities will be discussed with emphasis on the special problems encountered in the field.
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
POLS 101
American National Government
This course considers the evolution of the principles, form, and operation of our governmental systems with special emphasis on constitutional issues and the various means for the resolution of conflicts. 3-0-3
PSYC 208
Abnormal Psychology
The course provides a foundation for understanding abnormal behavior. The class examines the nature of mental disorders and the approaches used to classify and treat them. Prerequisite: PSYC101 3-0-3