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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 2021

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 


CIVILIAN SUPERVISORY COURSE

Dates: TBD

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


COMMUNICATION TRAINING OFFICER COURSE (CTO)

Offered Spring and Fall 2021

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


DISPATCH SUPERVISOR*

Offered Spring and Fall 2021

* Pre-requisite:Participants 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*
    Offered Spring and Fall 2021
    Restricted enrollment and Pre-requisite:Participants must currently be employed or have prior experience in a professional dispatch environment
  • EVENING (Tue and Thu - for 4 months)
    Offered Spring, Summer and Fall 2021
    No prerequisite.
    You can register online for this class.

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


POLICE ACADEMY Regular Basic Course (RBC)

Offered Spring and Fall 2021

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 2021

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


RESERVE COORDINATOR Course

Dates: TBD

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


SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATORS BASIC COURSE (SIBC)

Offered Fall 2021

Restricted enrollment. Please contact Nicole Riegel at: nriegel@gwc.cccd.edu


SWAT – Special Weapons and Tactics Course PRE-REQUISITE*

Dates: TBD

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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