Basic Pre-Police Academy: Certificate
Get the skills you need to prepare for a rewarding career as a police officer.
TCL’s Pre‐Police Academy Certificates Program will provide critical weapons and skills training to newly hired local
law enforcement officers and will provide students interested in a law enforcement career the opportunity to prepare for the police academy.
In addition, the program will be available to local law enforcement agencies for the continuing education and regular critical skills training of law enforcement
The Basic Pre-Police Academy certificate program consists of courses exposing students to the components of the criminal justice system, physical fitness, defensive tactics, criminal law, investigations, and firearms.
The physical fitness courses will focus on developing a life-style change within the students.
Defensive tactics will provide students with the methodologies and tactics for solving critical incidents that law enforcement must face, such as the arrest process, handcuffing, and felony car stops. Although the firearms course focuses on the trajectory, each student will have an opportunity to qualify on an academy certified firearms course. This will provide them with the understanding of firearm safety, dynamics of firearms, and perfect their shooting skills. In addition, students’ critical thinking skills will be challenged through an interaction firearms simulation system. Through this system (i.e. Meggit’s FATS L7 or VirTra’s V-100), students will face “shoot or don’t shoot” type scenarios. In each of these scenarios, students will interact with the system to make the best decision. This type of system will assist the Technical College of the Lowcountry with providing students with good critical thinking skills.
Finally, each student will have an opportunity to obtain a concealed weapon permit. Classes start August 2018.
Accreditation & Accolades
Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.
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CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 115 Criminal Law I
CRJ 226 Advanced Bloodstain and Firearm Pattern Evidence Analysis
CRJ 237 Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement
CRJ 263 Academy Preparatory Training
SFT 105 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Program Design
SFT 108 Health & Wellness Coaching Principles
Total Semester Credit Hours Required 17.0
CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Cr. 3
This course includes an overview of the functions and responsibilities of agencies involved in the administration of justice to include police organizations, court systems, correctional systems, and juvenile justice agencies.
Prerequisite/s: RDG 100.
CRJ 115 Criminal Law I Cr. 3
This course covers the development of criminal law in America. The basic elements of specific criminal offenses, criminal defenses and various legal principles upon which criminal law is established are reviewed.
Prerequisite/s: CRJ 101 OR LEG 135, ENG 100, RDG 100.
CRJ 226 Advanced Bloodstain and Firearm Pattern Evidence Analysis Cr. 3
This course examines the principles and techniques used to establish the parameters in bullet trajectory and bloodstain pattern analysis as they relate to crime scene reconstruction. Prerequiste/s: CRJ 101.
CRJ 237 Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement Cr. 3
This course is a study of the methodologies and tactics for solving critical incidents that law enforcement must face, such as the arrest process, handcuffing, and felony car stops.
CRJ 263 Academy Preparatory Training Cr. 1
This course is designed to prepare the newly-hired law enforcement officer for training at the Criminal Justice Academy by providing an overview of defensive tactics, law and procedure, and other issues, both legally and tactically.
SFT 105 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Program Design Cr. 3
This course is an introduction to the field and laboratory techniques used to evaluate the major components of health-related fitness. Principles of exercise are applied to develop safe, individualized exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals and special populations.
SFT 108 Health & Wellness Coaching Principles Cr. 1
This course is a study of health and wellness coaching techniques. The focus is on the connection between exercise, nutrition, and behavior modification.
Subject to change. Please see 2018-2019 Catalog for official curriculum information.
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