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Southwestern College Programs


210000 -- Public and Protective Services
Instructional programs in the theories and techniques of the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies and services, including public safety occupations. Includes developing and improving competencies in the management and operation of government agencies.

Degrees

Public Administration
Public Administration

Policy development and implementation in management of public services, public works, and public utilities.
Units needed for degree: 21 units

Human Services
Social Work

Theory and practice in providing human and social services to individuals and communities. Preparation for work in public and private human services organizations.
Units needed for degree: 25 units

Administration of Justice
Administration of Justice: Criminal Justice

Theories, principles, and techniques of law enforcement agencies, juvenile justice, and corrections.
Units needed for degree: 28 units

Forensics, Evidence, and Investigation
Crime Scene Investigator

Theories, principles, and techniques of forensic science and investigation in the justice system.
Units needed for degree: 37.5 units

Fire Technology
Fire Science Technology

Principles and techniques of preventing, controlling and extinguishing fires, including firefighter operations, maintenance of fire fighting equipment, fire rescue procedures, and applicable laws and regulations.
Units needed for degree: 35 units

Legal and Community Interpretation
Legal Office Prof: Billing Legal Interpretation/Translation

Training in providing English-foreign language interpreting and translating services to aid clients in the legal and social services systems and in other governmental or community contexts.
Units needed for degree: 39 units

Legal and Community Interpretation
Medical Interpreter (English-Spanish)

Training in providing English-foreign language interpreting and translating services to aid clients in the legal and social services systems and in other governmental or community contexts.
Units needed for degree: 40.5 units



Certificates:

Administration of Justice
Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement

Theories, principles, and techniques of law enforcement agencies, juvenile justice, and corrections.
Units needed for certificate: 28 units

Corrections
Administration of Justice: Corrections

Theories, principles and techniques of providing services to the incarcerated.
Units needed for certificate: 30 units

Forensics, Evidence, and Investigation
Crime Scene Investigator

Theories, principles, and techniques of forensic science and investigation in the justice system.
Units needed for certificate: 37.5 units

Police Academy
Law Enforcement Training Academy

Principles and techniques of law enforcement specific to the requirements of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
Units needed for certificate: 24 units

Fire Technology
Fire Science Technology

Principles and techniques of preventing, controlling and extinguishing fires, including firefighter operations, maintenance of fire fighting equipment, fire rescue procedures, and applicable laws and regulations.
Units needed for certificate: 35 units

Legal and Community Interpretation
Legal Interpretation & Translation (Spanish/English)

Training in providing English-foreign language interpreting and translating services to aid clients in the legal and social services systems and in other governmental or community contexts.
Units needed for certificate: 26 units

Legal and Community Interpretation
Legal Interpretation: Basic

Training in providing English-foreign language interpreting and translating services to aid clients in the legal and social services systems and in other governmental or community contexts.
Units needed for certificate: 20 units

Legal and Community Interpretation
Legal Office Prof: Billing Legal Interpretation/Translation

Training in providing English-foreign language interpreting and translating services to aid clients in the legal and social services systems and in other governmental or community contexts.
Units needed for certificate: 39 units

Legal and Community Interpretation
Medical Interpreter [English-Spanish]

Training in providing English-foreign language interpreting and translating services to aid clients in the legal and social services systems and in other governmental or community contexts.
Units needed for certificate: 40.5 units