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Short Term Courses


Courses within this program are for currently employed law enforcement personnel. Some of the courses in this program are P.O.S.T. mandated in-service Advanced Officer Training (AOT), or Continued Professional Training (CPT) and may be assignment specific or for general career growth.

Students in this program have the opportunity to:

  • Satisfy P.O.S.T. skills and knowledge mandates.
  • Meet P.O.S.T. mandated training requirements relative to certain assignments or promotions.
  • Prepare for specialized job assignments.
  • Prepare for promotional opportunities.

Collectively the courses in these three programs validate the mission of the college. They not only provide educational opportunities for new college students but pre-service and in-service students alike. Meeting student needs for career placement, development, and advancement.

In these programs the department performs a valuable service for the student as well as the community. Over the years, the Criminal Justice Training Center has maintained a reputation for excellence in instruction and in meeting the needs of its students as well as the Law Enforcement community, which make up its constituency.

Spring – Summer – Fall

For more detailed descriptions of the courses please consult the GWC college catalog. For specific and additional information on P.O.S.T. certified classes, please visit the California Peace Officers Standards and Training website: www.post.ca.gov

For general information about the Criminal Justice Programs please email: cjtc@gwc.cccd.edu 


PC 832 - LAWS OF ARREST COURSE - POST CERTIFIED
CJ 172 - 2 Units (32 lecture hours; 12 lab hours)  

Dates:

  • January 23 - 27, 2023. CRN: #43561
  • February 6 - 10, 2023. CRN: #47474
  • February 27 - March 3, 2023. CRN: #43613
  • March 13 - 17, 2023. CRN: #43621
  • April 17 - 21, 2023. CRN: #43729
  • May 15 - 19, 2023. CRN: #43832

For further information or a flyer please contact Cindy Onusz: conusz@gwc.cccd.edu


POST ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR’S CERTIFICATION COURSE (40 hours)

Spring:
January 23 - 27, 2023
April 3 - April 7, 2023

For further information please contact Carolyn "Cici" Amador: camador4@gwc.cccd.edu

AICC Flyer [PDF]


CIVILIAN SUPERVISORY COURSE

TBD: 

Restricted enrollment. For further information or a flyer please contact: cjtc@gwc.cccd.edu


COMMUNICATION TRAINING OFFICER COURSE (CTO)

Spring:
February 6 - 10, 2023

Restricted enrollment. For further information or a flyer please contact: cjtc@gwc.cccd.edu


DISPATCH SUPERVISOR*

Spring:
March 6 - 17, 2023 – Dispatcher Course Supervisor March Flyer [PDF]
April 24 - May 5, 2023 - Dispatcher Course Supervisor April-May Flyer [PDF]

* Pre-requisiteParticipants must be currently employed as a Dispatch Supervisor in a professional dispatch environment

Restricted enrollment. For information and flyer contact: cjtc@gwc.cccd.edu


DISPATCHER – Public Safety Dispatcher Course (911 Operator)

DAYTIME – 3 Week Course has a pre-requisite*

Spring:
May 8 - 26, 2023

Restricted enrollment and Pre-requisiteParticipants must currently be employed or have prior experience in a professional dispatch environment

EVENING (Tuesday and Thursday - for 4 months)
Offered Spring, Summer and Fall
No prerequisite.
You can register online for this class.

For information and flyer contact: cjtc@gwc.cccd.edu


LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

TBD: 

For further information please contact Carolyn "Cici" Amador: camador4@gwc.cccd.edu


POLICE ACADEMY Regular Basic Course (RBC)

Spring:
RBC #168 - January 14 - June 29, 2023

Pre-requisite: Criminal Justice CJ G054AD (Orientation/Police Academy)

  • Non-sponsored recruits MUST attend and pass the orientation course before they can register for the Police Academy class.

Co-requisites: Criminal Justice CJ G065 (Physical Fitness/Police Academy)

Enrollment restrictions as per pre-requisite and co-requisite

For further information or a flyer please contact Cindy Onusz: conusz@gwc.cccd.edu


POLICE ACADEMY- ORIENTATION (not POST certified)

Offered Spring and Fall

No enrollment restrictions

Note: This class is a prerequisite to attend the POLICE ACADEMY.

For further information or a flyer please contact Cindy Onusz: conusz@gwc.cccd.edu


POST SUPERVISORY COURSE (SERGEANTS’)

Spring:
March 6 - 17, 2023
May 1 - 12, 2023

For further information please contact Carolyn "Cici" Amador: camador4@gwc.cccd.edu


SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATORS BASIC COURSE (SIBC)

Offered Spring 2023 TBD

Restricted enrollment. Please contact John P. Wolfe: jwolfe7@cccd.edu


SWAT – Special Weapons and Tactics Course PRE-REQUISITE*

Spring:
March 28 - April 8, 2023

Restricted enrollment. For further information please contact Carolyn "Cici" Amador: camador4@gwc.cccd.edu

*Pre-requisite: a P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate and assignment to an agency's SWAT unit. There is also a mandatory Physical Fitness test conducted the first day of class

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