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CJA100 Professions in Crim. Justice

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Provides overview of the various careers in the public safety professions, including police, corrections, parole and probation, juvenile and adult casework, private security, loss prevention, and private investigator. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 121. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 46734

From the Instructor:
Your instructor for this term is WF Grace, with email: frank.grace1@pcc.edu Be sure to complete the Course Informational Quiz to avoid being listed as a No Show and dropped from the course during the first week of class. What to expect: Weekly discussion forums Five (5) Short Paper Assignments related to chapter content. Tests covering chapter content Within the course content area you will find various resources to enhance your online experience within this course. Thank you for considering CJA100
Course Specific Requirements:
Welcome to the PCC Criminal Justice online course CJA100. The following information will help you give you an overview of the course along with textbook title and what to expect from this online course. Thank you for selecting a course from the PCC Criminal Justice Program. Textbook: Professions in Criminal Justice Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields; from Internship to Promotion Harr Hess, 6th edition, Wadsworth ISBN-13: 978-0-495-60032-9 ISBN-10: 0-495-60032-6 www.ichapters.com PCC book store may offer new or used copies of this textbook. Publisher may offer online versions of textbook, and you may also be able to purchase new or used copies of textbook at various vendors online This textbook is a good reference source for those seek knowledge or employment within the criminal justice community Course Description Provides overview of the various careers in the public safety professions, including police, corrections, parole and probation, juvenile and adult casework, private security, loss prevention, and private investigator. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 121. Audit available. Addendum to Course Description Students attending this course are exposed to the academic requirements, lifestyle considerations, application processes, training and certification requirements and career opportunities within the public safety professions. During the course, students will prepare a personal career plan based their personal goals based on materials presented in the classroom, personal field experiences and the individual requirements of their chosen criminal justice discipline. Guest speakers, who are experts in their discipline, will give the student 'real world' insight, to assist the student with the preparation of their career plan. In addition, the student will participate in mock application, written examination and interview exercises. Intended Outcomes for the course Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1.Seek employment in criminal justice related professions with an understanding of academic requisites, application processes, training requirements and lifestyle considerations. 2.Properly prepare employment applications and present to potential employers any needed documentation upon request from a previously organized portfolio containing copies of important personal papers and past history statements. 3. Interview for employment having practiced techniques and skills designed to insure success in job placement. 4. Enter criminal justice related occupations with a basic understanding of employment laws and safeguards specific to the chosen career. Course Activities and Design 1. Lectures 2. Attending outside classroom events 3. Guest speakers 4. Preparation of a portfolio 5. Practicing interview skills 6. Application preparation Outcome Assessment Strategies At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods used to assess student performance and progress, as well as the criteria for final grade. Methods of assessment will include the following: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, research papers, class participation, oral presentations, and a personal career plan. Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills) This course will address topics that include, but are not limited to: 1. Criminal Justice Lifestyles, and Personal Career Plans 2. Police Careers, Requirements, and Considerations. 3. Adult Corrections Careers, Requirements, and Considerations. 4. Juvenile Corrections Careers, Requirements, and Considerations. 5. 911/Communication Careers, Requirements, and Considerations. 6. Private Security/Prevention Careers, Requirements, and Considerations. 7. Criminal Justice Application and Examination Processes. 8. Criminal Justice Employee Safeguards and Laws
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 46734 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 12-Dec-2014
Instructor: W.F. F Grace
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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