• Law Enforcement

    Prepare for a career in public and private investigative  elds. Understand the criminal justice system, investigate crimes, and improve decision-making skills. Develop a working relationship with industry standard representatives and set a pathway towards your career goals and objectives. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:

    • Criminal Law
    • Report writing
    • Civil Law
    • Accident investigation
    • Crime scene investigation
    • Process of criminal justice system
    • Physical training
    • Defensive tactics
    • Private security certification
    • Baton certification

    Class Benefits

    • 30 high school credits earned per year
    • Develop skills leading to a highly paid, high demand job
    • UC "g" approved course

    Certifications Earned Within the Class

    • Class completion certificate
    • CPR/First Aid/AED upon successful completion requirements
    • Blood-Borne Pathogens Certifications
    • Introduction to Emergency Response to Terrorism FEMA Certificate
    • CSTI - First Responder Awareness/Operations

    Job Opportunities Upon Completion

    • Protective Service Workers
    • Community Service Officer
    • Corrections Officer
    • Local, State, Federal Law Enforcement
    • Public Safety Dispatching
    • Private Security
    • Detectives
    • Criminal Investigator
    • Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs

    About the Instructor

    Oscar Bazurto has over 30 years of experience working in the Public Service sector. He has 25 years with the San Jose Fire Department as a fire investigator, HAZMAT Specialist, FBI Counter Terrorist -Terror Scene Management Training, Land Transportation Anti-Terrorism, HAZMAT Safety Officer, and Public Safety Response Training. He is a licensed investigator in both private and arson investigations. He has taught at Mission College as an associate faculty instructor in their Fire Protection Technology Department. He has a BS Degree in Fire Prevention Technology from Cogswell Polytechnical College, an AS from San Francisco City College. Oscar has a passion for education and learning both for himself and for his students.

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