Degrees and Certifications:

Criminal Justice Academy

Students will have the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting activities designed to enhance their learning.   Activities include field trips, career exhibitions, leadership opportunities, mentoring, ride alongs, and academy competitions. Students will complete physical training at the RTC facility in the Alameda County Sheriff’s campus and have the opportunity to complete the confidence course just like a cadet! Each student will be assigned a law enforcement professional mentor to help them develop their professional skills.

Students will learn the historical development, philosophy of law, and constitutional provisions of administrative justice. Students will explore the ethical, legal, and moral complexities of law enforcement in a democracy; they will examine the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system. Students will write investigative reports with an emphasis on accuracy and details necessary, including, arrest reports, incident reports, and miscellaneous field reports.

Volunteer hours are a required component of this course. Academy cadets will have the opportunity to wear a law enforcement uniform (uniforms required) and show commitment to the principles of public service through volunteerism.

Las Positas College
Course Length:
1 Year / 2 Periods
High School Credits: 20
Potential College Credits: 13
Fulfills a-g: "g" 
Certificate Earned: CPR Certification