Ranger Academy Certificate Public Safety Total Units: 5.0

Term Effective: Fall 1999

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2005


The Ranger Academy Skills Certificate program prepares the student to work in a national park, wildlife refuge or other recreation area as a law enforcement officer. The curriculum includes a broad spectrum of federal statutes along with enforcement strategies and protocols. It further includes defensive tactics, firearms, and all subjects required by the U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service for commission as a Seasonal Law Enforcement Ranger. Santa Rosa Junior College is authorized by the U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service to issue this certificate. Individuals who complete the program and receive the certificate may obtain a commission authorizing employment as a Seasonal Law Enforcement Ranger from the U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service.

Employment in this field is expected to increase faster than the average of all occupations through 2010. A more security conscious society concerned about crime and criminal behavior has increased the demand for National Park Service Rangers.

Certification Note:
Some public safety positions have legal requirements and background qualifications. Certain criminal violations may disqualify a candidate for certification. Contact the Public Safety Department for more information.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Ranger Academy program are:

  • Complete 5.0 units from
    • Ranger Academy Requirements

Ranger Academy Requirements - complete 5.00 units
AJ 200.3 Ranger Academy5.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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