Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Basic Police Academy

 Title Abbreviation:   BASIC POLICE ACADEMY

 Department:    CJ

 Course #:    229

 Credits:    36

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    0

 CIP:    430103

 EPC:    832

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Credit applied to individuals so requesting who have completed the Basic Police Office Standards Training (training programs as prescribed by a State certified law enforcement training facility. Appropriate documentation required. Credits may be applied to individual agency collegiate requirements. Not applicable to ATA or AAUCT programs.


Prerequisite: graduate from accredited Law Enforcement Basic Academy.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Receive certification and commissioning as a police officer. Must be graduates of approved state law enforcement academies.
  2. Local officers will have satisfied the basic police officer training requirement for law enforcement under the Washington State Mandated Basic Certification, RCW 43.10.200, which satisfies the performance objectives grouped by the required instructional blocks. Officers from other jurisdictions must show evidence of curriculum compliance from their respective state.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Graduates from accredited law enforcement academies will have successfully completed training in the following areas (but not limited to these areas):
    • Communication skills.
    • Community policing.
    • Criminal Investigation.
    • Criminal and traffic law.
    • Juvenile procedures.
    • Ethics and cultural awareness.
    • Firearms.
    • EVOC.
    • Patrol procedures.
    • Human relations.
    • Use of force.
    • CISD / PTSD.
    • Bombs and explosive ordinance.
    • First aid / CPR.
    • Report writing.
    • Defensive tactics.
    • Criminal procedures: Con law; Rules of evidence; Laws of arrest, search & seizure.
    • Physical fitness.