Local Civil service regulations govern the appointment of police officers in most cities and counties. Eligibility for appointment depends upon performance in competitive examinations as well as educational preparation and experience. Students at Irvine Valley College may earn the Associate in Science degree or Certificate of Achievement in either law enforcement or supervision.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Identify career opportunities within the three components of the criminal justice system.
Identify the skills and abilities required to be an effective member the criminal justice profession.
Describe the importance of ethical decision-making within the criminal justice system.
Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution.
Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.