An introduction to the materials and methods of construction. Topics include responsibilities of the contract parties, concepts of structures, building materials, methods of construction, and principles of sustainability. Materials discussed include concrete, metals, masonry, wood and glass.
An introduction to the standard tests used in a soils laboratory and on construction sites. Topics include identification and classification of soils and concrete properties and mix design. Labs include sieve analysis, moisture content, Atterberg Limits, hydrometer analysis, compaction, field density, concrete slump and cylinder. Co-requisite(s):Initial Level 2 placement in Math or MATH 1000.
An introductory course on structural analysis to acquaint the student with the forces and loads acting on structures and how they are resisted by the structural system. Topics include components and resultants of forces; equilibrium equations; reactions for beams, frames, and trusses; centroids; moments of inertia; shear and moment diagrams; and analysis of trusses. Students analyze structures with both calculators and computers. Prerequisite(s):MATH 1710 or Level 3 placement in Math.
A comprehensive course designed to familiarize the students with all aspects of a light or heavy construction project. Topics include responsibility and authority, construction documents, contracts, construction law, safety, planning, scheduling, materials and workmanship, and change orders. Prerequisite(s):CIT 1220
An introductory course in land surveying. Emphasis is on the basics of field and office work. Topics include errors and accuracy, bearings, azimuths, leveling, coordinate geometry, traverses, topographic mapping, area, volume, construction surveys, radial surveys. Laboratory exercises use the steel tape, automatic level and total station with data collector. Prerequisite(s):MATH 1710 or Level 3 placement in Math.
An introductory course in water flow and Environmental Engineering Technology. Topics include pressure and gravity flow in pipes; sources, treatment, storage, and delivery of potable water; sewer lines and collection of wastewater; and treatment and disposal of wastewater and sludge. Prerequisite(s):MATH 1710 or Level 3 placement in Math.
An advanced course designed to use students’ prior knowledge of drafting, surveying, and hydraulics in the subdivision and development of property. Topics include storm water runoff and storm sewer systems, street pattern variables and intersections, site planning, utilities, and earthwork calculations. Students will be required to present work using AutoCAD. Prerequisite(s):CAD 1200 and MATH 1710 or Level 3 placement in Math.
A continuation of CIT 2131. Topics include horizontal and vertical curves, boundary surveys, construction surveys, slope stakes, celestial observations, state plane coordinates, triangulation, and resection. Laboratory exercises are on the layout of horizontal curves, slope stakes, celestial observations and introduction to GPS and GIS. Prerequisite(s):CIT 2131
This lab-based course provides the foundation for understanding what GIS is, what it can do, and how others are using it. Topics include the basic functions of a GIS, why a GIS database is powerful, what coordinate systems and map projections are and why they are important. Via hands-on training and exercises, students work with ESRI ArcMap software to visualize geographic data, create maps, query a GIS database, perform spatial analysis using common analysis tools, and solve geographic problems using a systematic approach. Prerequisite(s):CIT 2131 or instructor permission
A continuation of CIT 2110. Emphasis is placed on the design of wood, steel and concrete structural elements. The NDS, AISC and ACI Codes are used respectively. Topics include steel beams, columns, detailing and connections, concrete beams, slabs, foundations and reinforcing bars. Prerequisite(s):CIT 2110
Introduction to Networks is the first of two courses leading to the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) designation and is the first of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA R&S) designation. Introduces Networking Academy Program students to the networking field. Topics include Network terminology, Network protocols, Local-area networks (LANs), Wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, Cabling, Routers, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and Network standards. Prerequisite(s): None
Focuses on the design, installation, configuration, operation, and troubleshooting of 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless LANs. A comprehensive overview of wireless technologies, devices, security, design, and best practices with a particular emphasis on real world applications and skills. Prerequisite(s):CNT 1160
Routers and Switching Essentials is the second of two courses leading to the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) designation and is the second of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA R&S) designation. Focuses on basic routing and switching concepts, Virtual LANs (VLANs), Inter-VLAN routing, static routing and dynamic routing protocols, Single-Area OSPF, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Network Address Translation (NAT). Prerequisite(s):CNT 1060
An introduction to Microsoft Windows desktop. Topics include operating system installation and configuration, network administration tasks, user profiles, shared resources, network planning and implementation, and security. Prerequisite(s): None.
First of two courses developed to prepare students to solve real world networking problems. Students will work individually and in teams to solve problems presented by the case studies. Topics include the review of DOS concepts and commands as well as a variety of other operating systems, installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Ethernet networks using Virtualization, and also building servers and workstations using various operating systems. Major emphasis will be placed on teamwork and leadership. This course is based on the re-design and implementation of a real world company network. Prerequisite(s):CNT 1160 and CNT 2350
A continuation of CNT 2110. Emphasis will be placed on Network Management and Analysis topics as they relate to the network and devices implemented in the lab environment. Teamwork and leadership will be expected of the students. Topics include Virtualization, Network Security, Cisco routing, Wireless networking, Network Monitoring tools, Computer Forensics and any other topics that would relate to the “real world” setups and management of a LAN, MAN, or WAN. Prerequisite(s):CNT 2110
Covers the core services of Windows server, such as Active Directory and networking services. Topics include Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects, Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration, Implementing Networking Services, Implementing Local Storage, Implementing File and Print Services, Implementing Group Policy, and Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V. Prerequisite(s):CNT 1170
Covers Windows server services such as user and group management, network access, and data security. Topics include Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure, Managing User and Service Accounts, Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services, Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS, Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Access, Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role, Optimizing File Services, Increasing File System Security, and Implementing Update Management. Prerequisite(s):CNT 1170, CNT 2350
Develops mastery of Advanced Windows Server Services. Topics include advanced configuration tasks necessary to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server infrastructure; skills in fault tolerance, certificate services, advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery services, access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), and Web Application Proxy integration with AD FS and Workplace Join. Content covers Windows Server 2012 R2. Prerequisite(s):CNT 1170, CNT 2370
Scaling Networks is the third of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. Focuses on Hierarchical Network Design, LAN Redundancy, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), FHRP & HSRP redundancy protocols, Link redundancy with EtherChannel, Wireless LANs, Advanced Single-Area OSPF, Multi-Area OSPF, Cisco’s dynamic routing protocol EIGRP, IOS Images and Licensing. Students will be required to apply information from both Cisco I and II to network situations. Prerequisite(s):CNT 1160
Connecting Networks is the last of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. Topics include Hierarchical Network Design, WAN Technologies/Terminology/Devices, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Frame Relay, Network Address Translation (NAT), Broadband solutions, Securing Site-to-Site connections with VPN/GRE/IPSec, and Network Management including NTP, SYSLOG, SNMP, and NetFlow. Students will be required to apply information from Cisco I, II, and III to network situations. Prerequisite(s):CNT 2410
Course is taken during the final semester. A comprehensive review of concepts taught in the CNT program. A case study or project will be used in the application and reinforcement of principles. An exit exam will be administered as a means of assessing CNT program outcomes. Prerequisite(s):CNT 1160, CNT 2110, CNT 2370, CNT 2450, CPT 1510, CPT 2425
Presents the principles for planning and designing attractive and informative Web pages and Web sites. Explores the factors that affect Web layout and design, such as browser choice, screen resolution, navigation, connection speed, typography, graphics, and color. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading; basic computer and Web navigation skills.
An introductory class using a graphics program, scanner, and other digital devices to create and edit graphic images for Web pages. Projects will be included to allow students to demonstrate mastery of the use of a graphics program. This course is taught using Photoshop®. Prerequisite(s):COM 1000 with a grade of “C” or higher.
An introduction to the development of effective visual presentations and slide shows in the digital environment using Keynote® and other applications. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading; basic computer skills (see special requirements in program description).
Acquaints the beginning student with graphic art processes, techniques, and terminology. Topics in color, paper stock, production workflows, printing operations, safety, and bindery systems are presented. Projects acquaint students with the use of design tools and techniques. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
(Formerly COM 1120 - Visual Communications Business) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
Explores the relevant ethical and legal implications of the normal activities and transactions in the visual communications workplace. Specific topics include organizational structures, careers, job sheets, time sheets, estimates, usage agreements, and copyright. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
Topics include the principles and elements of design, basic drawing and media techniques, and the design/creative processes for visual communications. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
Introduces students to current industry standards of digital file preparation for reproduction. Topics include terminology, digital fonts, file formats, scanning, and desktop systems. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading; basic computer skills (see special requirements in program description)
(formerly Basic Digital Photography) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
An introduction to basic digital photography, focusing on skills useful for a graphic designer. Topics include basic operation of a digital camera, composition, camera controls, exposure, and basic image enhancement for creative use. An advanced digital point and shoot or digital SLR camera is required.
An introduction to basic digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop®. Topics include navigation of the interface, the tools, using layers, adjustment layers, layer styles, filters, creating and manipulating selections, masking principles, cropping, image size and resolution, and image compositing of raster images. Prerequisite(s): Basic computer skills (see special requirements in program description)
An introduction to the production of interactive multimedia using Adobe Flash® software. Topics include the programmatic integration of still and animated graphics, text, audio, video, and interface design. Prerequisite(s):COM 1000, COM 1170 with a grade of “C” or higher in all listed prerequisites.
An introduction to using WordPress® as a Content Management System (CMS). Topics include hosting options, installation, configuration, customization, content creation and management. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading; basic computer skills.
An introduction to digital video production techniques using Apple Final Cut Pro® software. Topics include video capture, and basic sound, lighting, and digital editing. Prerequisite(s): Basic computer skills (see special requirements in program description)
A continuation of digital video techniques for post-production using Final Cut Pro® software. Emphasis on video editing strategies for effective storytelling. Prerequisite(s):COM 2010 with a grade of “C” or higher.
An introduction to page layout software using Adobe InDesign®. Topics include page set-up, the use of text boxes, manipulation of text using basic typographic etiquette, and the use of picture boxes in a variety of print documents. Prerequisite(s): Basic computer skills (See special requirements in program description.)
A continuation of COM 2120. Topics include the use of style sheets and master pages, manipulation of text and images, and production of various print materials including a newsletter. Prerequisite(s):COM 2120 with a grade of “C” or higher.
(Formerly COM 1220 Graphic Design II) 3 Credits 2 Class Hours, 2 Lab Hours
Topics include the creative aspects of the design and production of applied art for visual communications, stressing the importance of concept, type, and graphics in practical project applications. Prerequisite(s):COM 1111, COM 1140, COM 1150, COM 1170, COM 1230, COM 2120 and COM 2210 with a grade of “C” or higher in all listed prerequisites. Note: Students who have already completed COM 1220 should not enroll in COM 2140.
(formerly Portfolio) 3 Credits 2 Class Hours, 2 Lab Hours
Topics include portfolio preparation, résumé development, job interview skills, and portfolio review by industry professionals. Prerequisite(s):COM 1170, COM 1230, COM 2130, COM 2140 and COM 2210 with a grade of “C” or higher in all listed prerequisites.
An introduction to executing vector-based illustrations using Adobe Illustrator®. Topics include navigation of the interface, the tools, drawing and manipulating basic objects, creating and manipulating type, drawing with the pen tool, applying color, using layers, and transformation and pathfinder techniques. Prerequisite(s): Basic computer skills (See special requirements in program description.)
(formerly Practicum) 3 Credits 2 Class Hours, 2 Lab Hours
Topics include the design and execution of a variety of electronic publishing projects utilizing graphic design, computer-based drawing, digital imaging techniques, working with a client, and job-based work production skills. Prerequisite(s):COM 1170, COM 1230, COM 2130, COM 2140 with a grade of “C” or higher in all listed prerequisites.
A continuation of COM 1230 using Adobe Photoshop®. Topics include manipulation of photographic images in a digital format, digital asset management, digital workflow, cropping, tone and color correction, selection techniques, masking, colorization, image enhancement, and sharpening techniques. Prerequisite(s):COM 1230 with a grade of “C” or higher or program permission
A continuation of COM 1230 using Adobe Photoshop®. Topics include drawing with shape layers, creating custom brushes and patterns, advanced selecting and masking techniques, and learning and utilizing photographic and illustrative techniques to execute projects appropriate for the graphic design industry. Prerequisite(s):COM 1230 with a grade of “C” or higher or program permission
A continuation of COM 2210 using Adobe Illustrator®. Topics include logo re-creation, perspective and dimensional techniques, creating custom brushes, patterns, fills, the execution of complex vector objects, and the execution of a variety of design projects utilizing these techniques. Prerequisite(s):COM 2210 with a grade of “C” or higher or program permission
An introduction to digital illustration and painting techniques using Corel Painter®. Topics include navigation of the interface, the tools, using brushes, layers, different styles of illustration, and turning photographs into art. Prerequisite(s):COM 1230 with a grade of “C” or higher.
A continuation of COM 2280Illustration with Painter® I. Students continue developing their expertise and mastery of techniques using Corel Painter. Emphasis will be placed on developing an artistic style. Prerequisite(s):COM 2280 with a grade of “C” or higher.
(formerly Multimedia/Web Design Capstone) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
Provides opportunities to apply and incorporate skills learned from preceding courses to a final project. Emphasis is on problem-solving and professional standards. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
An introduction to the role of computer technology in support of business processes and procedures. Concepts include computer user support, customer service skills, troubleshooting skills, common support problems, help desk operation and management, common help desk tools and procedures, and basic hardware and software installation and maintenance. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
An examination of storage-attached network devices through enterprise-level SAN systems. Topics include virtualization concepts, and fiber optics and twisted-pair cabling used to connect devices to a network. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in Reading.
An introduction to basics of computer hardware in today’s technical society. Topics include identification and installation of internal components, disk configuration, ports, cables, peripherals and networking concepts and connections. Hands-on and demonstrations allow technicians to delve into building, repairing and preventive maintenance. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in Reading.
Designed to prepare students to assist with common issues that may arise with mobile devices in an IT support environment. The course will allow students to develop the skills to support smartphones and accompanying desktop software. Prerequisite(s):CPT 1510
Integrates practical skills within the Linux environment. Analysis of open source software creates proficiency with utilities, applications and file system manipulation in both command line and graphical X Window environments. Technicians will utilize varied shells, design, compose and edit script files relating to startup configuration, and perform administrative tasks such as process management, partition monitoring, command scheduling, permission assignment and user/group modification.
Elevates computer system skills in areas of error detection, issue identification, technical research, solution development, and problem resolution. Develop an authentic perspective as an industry professional, interviews, simulations, checklists, community contacts, on-site visits and other interactions often occur to supplement class labs and group discussions. Prerequisite(s):CPT 1510
An examination of how software and hardware can be used to provide a perimeter of defense in protecting resources, and how security is addressed in both wireless and wired networks. Topics include the use of tools such as wireless access points, proxy servers, VPN’s, auditing, intrusion detection systems and firewalls. Prepares students to take Tactical Perimeter Defense exam for the Security Certified Network Specialist (SCNS) certification. Prerequisite(s):CPT 2425
An examination of security from an internal perspective. Focuses on infrastructure security policies, patching, upgrading systems, cryptography, and hardening operating systems. Prepares students to take the Strategic Infrastructure Security exam for the Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP) certification. Prerequisite(s):CPT 2425
Provides entry-level forensics knowledge used to recover lost or corrupt data, and to preserve data for internal or external investigations. Topics include tools used to recover lost data from mobile devices, and hands-on work with a variety of operating systems including DOS, Windows, Macintosh and Linux. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
Course is taken during the final semester. A comprehensive review of concepts taught in the CPT program. A case study or project will be used in the application and reinforcement of principles. An exit exam will be administered as a means of assessing CPT program outcomes. Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permit Only
A study of the administration of criminal justice and its purposes, goals, and functions. Topics include evaluation of law enforcement responsibilities, techniques, and methods of how police patrol is conducted. Provides a basic understanding of the criminal justice components, including history of law enforcement; DUI enforcement; officer survival; police corruption; sects, cults, and deviant movements; police administration; firearms; and defensive tactics. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
This course is designed to introduce students to the United States laws and legal system. The student will become familiar with specific areas of the law as well as with different approaches to judicial decision making within the legal system. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
A study of the principles of personnel management functions and organization of the police agency. Topics include policy procedures, evaluation of the research, planning, and development processes, and operational duties and commands.
(Formerly PST 2010 and CRMJ 2012) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
A study of the fundamentals of criminal investigation including crime scene search and recording; collection and preservation of evidence; a survey of related forensic science; interviews and interrogations; and methods of surveillance. Emphasizes the techniques of case preparation and presenting the case to court.
(Formerly PST 1040 and CRMJ 1040) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
An introduction to basic police defensive tactics system through physical practice of uncomplicated movements and control of distance. Basic defensive tactics include hand and foot strikes, pressure points, control tactics, impact weapons, handcuffing techniques and use-of-force plans to include various policies on deadly force. Studies mental conditioning for survival and use-of-force continuum.
A study of the basic concepts of photography through an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, and film speed. Emphasizes principles of the 35 mm camera and digital cameras and their application of recording and reconstructing crime scenes. Also prepares the student for the Evidence Photography that takes photography into the laboratory. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
A study of operating skills for “tactical response shotgun.” Special emphasis on safety, gun handling, ammo selection, position shooting, marksmanship, and tactical movement. Upon completion, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the safe and proper use of the “tactical shotgun” and have a working knowledge of weapon function, ammunition selection, shotgun wounding characteristics, various applied shotgun techniques, and basic mechanical troubleshooting for the shotgun.
An examination of basic police surveillance and counter-surveillance procedures and methods including foot and vehicle; one-, two- and three-person or ABC surveillance; aerial platform; and electronic and stationary surveillance operations. Topics include definition and history of surveillance, four basic methods of surveillance, foot surveillance operations, vehicle surveillance procedures, stationary surveillance methods, aerial platform surveillance, counter-surveillance operations, detecting and eluding surveillance operatives, and presentation of surveillance evidence in court.
A study of the basics of police work needed to survive both mentally and physically. Topics include basic officer survival tactics and techniques, proper survival techniques used during field interviews, unknown risk calls, and traffic stops. Provides a working knowledge of survival skills used during domestic calls, crimes in progress, and high-risk traffic stops.
A study of the techniques utilized in interviewing victims, witnesses, and subjects of interrogations. Topics include preparation and strategy, legal aspects, interpretation of verbal and physical behavior, causes of denial, interviewing, establishing credibility, reducing resistance, obtaining the admission, and the use of video equipment.
A study of ridge pattern identification and the physical aspects of fingerprints. Provides the basis for developing techniques for the taking of presentable and classifiable inked impressions. Emphasizes hands-on application of these techniques.
A study of the fundamentals of fingerprint development from the history of fingerprints to the most advanced techniques of modern day technology. Other topics include the use of Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
A study of the principles of crime scene investigation. Topics include scene assessment, photography, diagramming, evidence collection, processing of evidence, crime scene preservation, and the presentation of the evidence into a court of law. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
A study of traffic collisions using scientific methods of vehicle speed calculation, timed distance speed, report writing, and diagramming. Explores the legal, statistical, and professional aspects of this interesting field. Includes dynamic vehicle experiments and practical exercises in gathering facts for traffic investigators. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English, Math, and Reading.
This course studies the police function as it pertains to the task of traffic accident investigation using advanced techniques. The course will cover kinetic energy speed evaluation, vehicle dynamics, airborne speed evaluation, vehicle damage profiles, momentum and vector analysis speed evaluation, photography, human factors, tire and lamp analysis.
An interpersonal communications course for police officers. Provides officers the necessary tools to diffuse verbal confrontations as well as persuade contacts to obey legal and lawful orders. Topics include the goals, objectives, and visions of law enforcement and field interviewing techniques and neurolinguistics.
A study of techniques in locating clandestine bodies and graves. Topics include visual search indicators of burials, disturbances in nature, soil compaction, soil gas detection, cadaver dogs, and scavenging patterns. Also includes many hands-on exercises. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading; CRMJ 1087.
(Formerly PST 1030 and CRMJ 1030 Criminal Evidence) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
A study of the types, proper treatment, and disposition of criminal evidence. Examines the problems of admissibility in court proceedings. Other topics include types of evidence, rules for obtaining the evidence, principles of exclusion, evaluation and examination of the evidence, proof, competence of witnesses, hearsay rule, opinion, pre-trial discovery, and testimony in court.
An introduction to the law enforcement segment of the criminal justice system with an examination of the history and development of law enforcement, especially in the United States. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
A study of crime scene techniques that takes the student beyond the classroom and into the field. Students will work mock crime scenes and apply all the skills acquired from previous studies. Simulates reality for the students and requires the student to photograph, diagram, and preserve crime scene evidence. Other topics include casting techniques and blood presumptive applications. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading; CRMJ 1086 and CRMJ 1087.
Examines the concept of punishment and its form, functions, and enforcement throughout history. Emphasizes the operation, structure, clientele, and issues confronting the institutions, agencies, and programs encompassing the corrections system including jails, prisons, and probation and parole. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
An introduction to police combat firearms training, firearms tactics, deadly force policies and shoot/don’t shoot decisions. Emphasizes practical, safe operation and firing of handguns. Students learn how to safely operate and fire a handgun and make use-of-force decisions in firearms. Students must furnish weapons and ammunition.
A study of the comprehensive application of development of enhancement techniques for physical evidence using forensic chemicals to develop latent fingerprints from crime scene evidence. Utilizes a forensic laboratory using ninhydrin, cyanoacrylate, chemical powders, and many other forensic chemicals. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all competencies in Learning Support reading and writing; CRMJ 1086.
(Formerly PST 2000 and CRMJ 2000) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
A study of the fundamentals needed for identifying both the appearance and effects of controlled substances. Students receive guides to controlled substances: their color, trade names, and drug codes. Topics include a critical examination of the physiological, sociological, psychological, and legal aspects of drug abuse and many complexities that have developed as a direct or indirect result of their abuse in society.
An opportunity for the CSI student to study the role of the crime scene technician in the crime lab work setting. Includes off campus experiences involving supervised activities within local police departments, field site visits, and extensive research activities. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all competencies in Learning Support reading and writing; CRMJ 1086, CRMJ 1087, CRMJ 2014, CRMJ 2023.
(Formerly PST 2030 and CRMJ 2030) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
An opportunity for Police Science students to study the role of law enforcement and corrections in a seminar setting. Also includes off-campus experiences involving supervised field activities, field site visits, and extensive research activities.
(Formerly PST 1035 and CRMJ 1035 Report Writ for Law Enforce) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
A study of the objectives of effective police report preparation as it specifically pertains to law enforcement. Emphasizes how to present information in an organized, clear and chronological manner. Topics include the three categories of law enforcement documents: incident, administrative, and affidavit. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
A study of the scientific evaluation of physical evidence in the crime lab; firearms examination, comparative micrography, toxicology, serology, polygraph, and microanalysis of hair, fiber, paint, and glass; and legal photography applications.
(Formerly PST 1055 and CRMJ 1055 Intro to Computer Crime) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
Provides an overview of criminal acts that can be committed with the use of a computer and the Internet, how computer related crimes are committed, and how computer related crimes are investigated. The legal issues involved in the prosecution of computer related crimes will also be explored.
(Formerly PST 2050 and CRMJ 2050) 3 Credits 3 Class Hours
An overview of the historical development of special weapons and tactical teams. Studies the techniques of urban and rural movements, breaching techniques and forced entry methods. Methods of surreptitious and dynamic entry and clearing and hostage rescue are practiced with tactical diagramming and aid planning.
An examination of gang problems in the United States. Topics include precepts and current philosophies of Paganism, Neo-Paganism, Witchcraft, Satanism, Santeria, and Brujeria. Examines ceremonial and magical rituals, signs, symbols, secret alphabets, ritualized abuse, and Cult-Occult crime investigation. Explores psychological and sociological effects of media on adolescents.
A study of bloodstains, bloodspatter, and bloodstain pattern. Focuses on surface texture, direction of travel of blood striking an object, determining the impact angle of blood, the origin of bloodspatter, and an examination of a blood drop in a two-dimensional configuration. Other topics include the collection and preservation of bloodstain evidence. Prerequisite(s):Level 2 placement in English and Reading.
A study of the police function as it pertains to the analysis of crime prevention and control. Addresses the major problems and needs of police agencies to fulfill their roles within the criminal justice system.