SRJC Course Outlines

2/21/2020 6:01:00 PMAJ 200.3 Course Outline as of Summer 2012

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 200.3Title:  RANGER ACADEMY  
Full Title:  Ranger Academy
Last Reviewed:8/12/1999

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled21.009 max.Lecture Scheduled189.00
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled15.007 min.Lab Scheduled135.00
 Contact DHR.20 Contact DHR1.80
 Contact Total36.20 Contact Total325.80
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  378.00Total Student Learning Hours: 703.80 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Basic Law Enforcement Training approved by the Federal Government to certify graduates for employment in the National Parks.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Basic Law Enforcement training approved by the Federal Government to certify graduates for employment in National Parks.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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  Train students to obtain employment in National, State, and
 County Parks and Recreation Areas.
 The student will:
 1.  know and understand the evolution of laws and criminal procedure
     in the United States, and the legal obligations and limitations
     in enforcing the law.
 2.  understand and appreciate the need for establishing and maintaining
     a high ethical code in dealing with the public.
 3.  possess the ability to perform a variety of techniques peculiar to
     law enforcement in park and recreation areas, e.g., chemical
     agents, criminalistics, description and identification, death
     investigation, domestic disputes, identification of stolen
     property, traffic control, building search, patrol procedures,
     photography, vehicle stops, and vehicle search.
 4.  possess the knowledge and skills required to effectively deal
     with a variety of operational situations that are common to park
     and recreation areas, e.g., basic accident investigation, bombs
     and explosives, crime scene management, interviewing, narcotics,
     physical security, radio communications, report procedures, and
 5.  learn and satisfactorily perform skills considered critical to
     the successful law enforcement ranger, e.g., defensive driving,
     defensive tactics, and firearms.
 6.  develop an understanding and appreciation for the role of law
     enforcement in the federal sector and how it interfaces with
     state and local jurisdictions.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Law
     a. Authority and jurisdiction
     b. Constitutional law and civil liberties
     c. Courtroom testimony and procedures
     d. Criminal law
     e. Detention and arrest
     f. Federal law - U.S. Code and 36 CFR
     g. Juvenile procedures
     h. Rules of evidence
     i. Search and seizure
 2.  Behavioral Science
     a. Community relations
     b. Ethics and conduct
     c. Human relations (Interpersonal communication)
 3.  Enforcement Techniques
     a. Chemical agents
     b. Criminalistics
     c. Description and identification
     d. Death investigation
     e. Domestic disputes
     f. Identification and verification of stolen property
     g. Traffic control
     h. Building search
     i. Patrol procedures
     j. Photography
     k. Vehicle stops
     l. Vehicle search
     m. SAR dogs
 4.  Enforcement Operations
     a. Basic accident investigation
     b. Bombs and explosives
     c. Crime scene management
     d. Interviewing
     e. Narcotics and dangerous drugs
     f. Physical security and crime prevention
     g. Radio communication
     h. Report procedures
     i. Victimology
 5.  Enforcement Skills
     a. Defensive Driving
     b. Defensive Tactics
     c. Firearms
 6.  Professional Orientation
     a. Career planning
     b. NPS law enforcement policies and guidelines
     c. Life fitness
     d. Organization and function of federal law enforcement agencies
     e. Philosophy and objectives of NPS law enforcement
 7.  Orientation
 8.  Testing
 9.  Graduation

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  1.  Crime reports.
 2.  Completion of field scenarios.
 3.  Completion of notebook.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, Reading reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  Blacks Law Dictionary.
 Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Title 16, 18, and 21 U.S. Code.
 Title 36.
 Code of Federal Regulations.

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