Catalog: 2012–2013 Catalog Year
CRJ 266: Western Nevada State Peace Officer Academy
- Name: Western Nevada State Peace Officer Academy
- Discipline: Criminal Justice (CRJ)
- Units (Credits): 27
- Schedule History: See when this course was offered over the last three years.
- Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
- Academic Division: Social Science, Education, Humanities, Business & Public Service
Prerequisites and Recommended Courses
- Prerequisites: CRJ 103 with a grade of B or better
I: Catalog Course Description
Offers an academy which meets all Nevada requirements and is POST certified. Cadets who successfully complete the 30-week program will enhance their employability in attaining positions that require Category I certification (police, sheriffs, etc.); Category II certification (bailiffs, fire investigators, juvenile probation, etc.); and Category III certification (corrections, jailers, etc.). The 800-hour program includes classroom, practical application and physical training. The cadets will attend numerous law related classes, participate in defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations course, DUI investigations, accident investigations and fingerprinting. In addition, cadets will learn basic searching techniques, handcuffing methods, baton and firearms.
Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.
II: Course Objectives
The goal of this course is to help students and cadets:
- Evaluate what it takes to be a Peace Officer in the state of Nevada
- Become proficient in defensive tactics, baton, and firearms
- Assess the structure of police reports
- Pass the emergency vehicle operators course
- Decipher criminal law and procedural law
- Describe alcohol and drug related actions taken by citizens
- Acknowledge diversity
- Assess crime scenes
- Identify physical evidence
- Analyze accident investigation
- Become Category I and III certified
III: Course Linkage
Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.
The General Education Mission is to provide students with a core foundation of critical life skills with which to improve their lives. This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the value and importance of diversity, ethics, and public service.