COD’s Modular Police Academy to Open Soon for Spring 2014 Enrollment
College of the Desert’s (COD) Modular Police Academy will soon be open for enrollment
for the Spring 2014 semester.
Prerequisite requirements include:
must be at least 18 years old
a valid driver’s license and
a LiveScan fingerprint check
Two information sessions will be held Tuesday, December
17, 2013 at 6 p.m. and again on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6 p.m., in COD’s
Public Safety Academy (PSA) Classroom 19. New students will need to enroll
first by visiting the college’s website at www.collegeofthedesert.edu, click
on Getting Started. Once you have completed steps 1 to 4, view the priority registration
dates on the Admissions and Records page under Register. The beginning Module
III Class (BPOT 001) begins Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8 a.m. BPOT 001 meets
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m.
completing Module III students are eligible for hire as Reserve Level III Police Officers. Once Module II has been completed they
are eligible for hire as Reserve Level II Police Officers. Students may apply
for hire with full time intensive academies such as CHP, LAPD, Sheriff, or Border
Patrol at any time before, during or after Modules III and II. Modules III and
II are excellent preparation classes for any law enforcement or criminal
justice related careers such as security, community service, corrections,
probation, courts, forensics and more. Students must complete Module I to become eligible
for hire as a full-time Peace Officer or Level I Reserve Police Officer in
Those completing both Module III and II
are eligible to receive COD’s newly approved 19-unit Reserve Police officer
Certificate of Achievement. With this certificate more financial aid is available
and it will appear on student transcripts. Students who complete the
certificate are in higher demand by hiring agencies.
Additionally, all 19 units earned from
completing both Module III and II can be counted towards COD’s new Police
Science Associates Degree (62 units). Also,
with advisor approval, up to 18 additional units from a POST certified Module I
course may be counted toward the required units. Otherwise 18 units of
specified Administration of Justice (AJ) courses are needed to satisfy the
Police Science degree requirements. After that, the remaining units consist of
18 units of general education courses, 2 units of kinesiology courses and 5
units of electives.
information can be found on COD’s website at www.collegeofthedesert.edu, click
Academic Programs then Public Safety Academy.
begin the new student application process Go to the COD website Homepage and click
the big green Getting Started button today!
more information about public safety programs, please contact COD’s Public
Safety Academy at 760.674.3765, or 760.568.3083, or send an email to MyPSA@collegeofthedesert.edu.