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University Catalog 2011-2014 (“PRINTED”) 
University Catalog 2011-2014 (“PRINTED”) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law Enforcement Leadership Certificate

Program Description

The Law Enforcement Leadership Credit Certificate Program is specifically designed to provide law enforcement personnel an opportunity to increase their expertise in leadership. The program uses a unique presentation model that is based on adult experiential learning theory. In each course the participants are required to continuously review concepts, values and principles in various combinations of increasing complexity. The courses enhance each participant’s understanding of the importance of personal, interpersonal and organizational relationships, as well as the nature of human behavior and police management. Concepts such as responsibility, courage, leadership, organizational values, integrity, organizational design and ethics are presented.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to any officer or civilian employee of law enforcement agencies in Southern California. Others may be admitted with agency and the program coordinator’s approval. Students must complete a bachelor’s degree and be accepted into the graduate program at Cal State L.A following all the guidelines set forth in this catalog.

Program Prerequisites

Successful completion of the Deputy Leadership Institute, a program offered jointly by the Los Angeles Sheriffs’ Department, the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, and the College of Extended Studies and International Programs at Cal State L.A., or the West Point Leadership Program, a program offered jointly by the Los Angeles Police Department, the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, and the College of Extended Studies and International Programs at Cal State L.A.

Program Requirements 16 units

Required courses for this certificate consist of 16-quarter units of graduate courses in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics. This component requires the completion of all prerequisites and successful admission into the graduate program following all school, college and university criteria. Upon completion of all required courses, students will be awarded the Law Enforcement Leadership Credit Certificate.

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Law Enforcement Leadership
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers, SOC Code 33-3051;
-Police Patrol Officers; SOC Code 33-3051.01;
-First Line Supervisors/Managers of Police; SOC Code 33-1012;
- Police Detectives; SOC Code 33-3021.01;
- Correctional Officers and Jailers; SOC Code 33-3012;
- First Line Supervisor/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers; SOC Code 43-1011;
- Chief Executives; SOC Code 11-1011.00;
- Criminal Investigators and Special Agents; SOC Code 33-3021.03;
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers Postsecondary; SOC Code 25-1111.00;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (two quarters, at two courses per quarter) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $3,717
Books and Supplies: $1,092
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
All participants must be officers or civilian employees of law enforcement agencies in Southern California.