Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Criminal Justice Employment Strategies


 Department:    CJ

 Course #:    113

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    430103

 EPC:    832

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Employment requirements of criminal justice organizations in hiring entry-level employees are covered using comprehensive reading, research, discussion and role-play.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand criminal justice employment systems as it relates to marketing, application, the testing process, and post-employment probation.
  2. Prepare an application package through the creation of a cover letter, resume, application, and supporting documentation for their entry into criminal justice careers.
  3. Communicate by written, verbal and non-verbal means while in low and high-stress environments.
  4. Have a working knowledge of what it means to have physical, medical, and psychological wellness as it relates to entering a criminal justice career.
  5. Demonstrate good judgment, decision-making skills, and master stressful situations in a challenging environment.
  6. Develop an appreciation for and foster strong networks of social and job-related relationships that will support desirable employment backgrounds.
  7. Understand the challenges of a new workplace and possess the skills and values to be successful in probationary employment.
  8. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Identify, and explain the duties and responsibilities of, the various organizational components/units of local, state, tribal and federal criminal justice and regulatory agencies, then develop an employment plan to pursue employment at o

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Employment market. Application package.
  2. Written testing. Physical agility testing.
  3. Medical screening. Psychological screening.
  4. Medical screening. Psychological screening.
  5. Executive review. Probation.