Administration of Justice – General

Palomar College former Police Officer, now Police Sergeant, Jesus Montes

This program prepares students for a career in the criminal justice system or private security services.  The program will give students general knowledge and skills in theory, principles, and techniques of law enforcement agencies and private security services.

Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Describe and Discuss the Criminal Justice process from investigation through trial to appeal.
  2. Compare the three major components of the criminal justice system in the United States and summarize the major responsibilities of each.
  3. Describe the Constitutional Rights protected by the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and discuss how they relate/influence to the collection and use of evidence in a criminal investigation and proceeding.
Program Requirements
AJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice3Spring 2025
AJ 101: Criminal Evidence3Spring 2025
AJ 102: Criminal Procedures3Spring 2025
AJ 103: Community Relations3
AJ 104: Criminal Law3Fall 2024
AJ 106: Police Ethics3Fall 2024
AJ 180
3Spring 2025
Electives (Select 12 units)
AJ 153: Issues in Homeland Security3Spring 2025
FIRE 131: Emergency Preparedness3
AJ 141: Enforcement Psychology3
AJ 131: Juvenile Justice3Spring 2025
SOC 110: Social Problems3Fall 2024
AJ 65: Preparation for Law Enforcement3
AJ 97: Topics in Administration of Justice0.5-20.0
AJ 197: Topics In Administration Of Justice0.5-6.0
Total Units 33

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Fire Technology – General

Graduating recruits of Palomar College's 65th Basic Fire Academy

Training to meet the requirements mandated by the California Office of State Fire Marshal for Certified Fire Fighter I.  Covers fire ground procedures, tactics, strategy, safety methods, fire dynamics, equipment usage and deployment, and subject material pertaining to the role of fire fighters within the fire service.

Prepares students for a career in fire suppression, fire prevention and/or fire protection.

Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Students will be able to define the firefighter role in the community, including knowledge of; firefighter safety, fire prevention, building construction, fire protection systems, fire behavior, wildland fires, hazardous materials, ethics and morality.
  2. Students will understand and demonstrate the fire department structure and command.
Program Requirements
FIRE 100: Fire Protection Organization3Fall 2024
FIRE 101: Fire Fighter Safety3Spring 2025
FIRE 118: Fire Prevention Technology3Spring 2025
FIRE 120: Building Construction for Fire Protection3
FIRE 130: Fire Protection Equipment and Systems3
FIRE 142: Fire Ethics3
FIRE 165: IFundamentals of Fire Protection Chemistry3
Total Units 21
Electives (Select 15 units)3
FIRE 51: Fire Academy Preparation3
FIRE 98: Firefighter Skill Maintenance and Update3Must have completed an accredited Firefighter 1 Academy or Must have completed an approved internal Fire Department training program that follow State Fire Training 2013 standards for Firefighter 1
FIRE 115: Hazardous Materials I3
FIRE 131: Introduction to Emergency Management3
FIRE 132: Disaster Response And Recovery3
FIRE 133: Disaster Mitigation3
FIRE 151: Fire Fighter I Academy3EME 106; certification as an EMT-1; admission to the Fire Fighter I Academy program
FIRE 160: Wildland Fire Control I3
FIRE 171A: Company Officer 2A/Human Resource Management for Company Officers3Meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II or experience as a career or volunteer firefighter.
FIRE 171B: Company Officer 2B/General Administrative Functions for Company Officers3Meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II or equivalent.
FIRE 171C: Company Officer 2C / Fire Inspections and Investigations for Company Officers3Completion of a CA Regionally accredited Fire Academy or a signed statement by the agency’s Fire Chief or designee stating the sponsored student has completed all SFT training requirements and skills sheets for Firefighter 1 or equivalent.
FIRE 171D: Company Officer 2D/All Risk3Completion of the following: ICS-200.B: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents Hazardous Material Incident Commander (as offered by the California Specialized Training Institute)
FIRE 171E: Company Officer 2E/Wildland Incident Operations3S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior (Classroom Delivery Only)
FIRE 172A: Instructor 1 / Instructional Methodology3
FIRE 197A: Fire Technology General Topics3
FIRE 197B: Fire Technology Command Topics3
FIRE 197C: Fire Technology Field Topics3
EME 106: Emergency Medical Technician (Lecture)3Fall 2024, Spring 2025Must be age 18 by the first day of class.; Current American Heart Association CPR for BLS Provider or American Red Cross for the Health Care Provider.; EME 105 with a minimum grade of B; Corequisite (Course required to be taken concurrently): EME 106L
CE 100: Cooperative Education3
FIRE 173: Legal Aspects of Emergency Services3
Total Units 36

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