Grossmont college operates on a semester length calendar, with
many classes also offered in the summer months. College fees for
residents are $46.00 per unit. Classes are also offered at night for
working adults. Out of state or international student fees vary.
Our instructors are all either current or former law enforcement
officers, attorneys, dispatchers, correctional or probation
officers, security managers, or forensic experts. We have experts in
all facets of criminalistics, fingerprinting, crime scene
photography, investigations, management, dispatch, court systems and
patrol work. Our instructors are listed in this web site.
Work experience and Internships
We offer work experience (120 - 150 hours each
semester) as electives, with local agencies or businesses. Depending on where your
interest lies, you may find yourself working side by side with
patrol officers, SWAT officers, crime scene technicians,
dispatchers, fingerprint experts, photography experts, and corporate
security managers! The value of this experience should not be
We offer some of the finest coursework and instructors available
to give our students a realistic view of public safety and security
occupations. We have small classes, especially in the lab components
in the forensic, firearms, and dispatch courses, which give students
a more personal approach to learning.
Students should be
aware that prior felony convictions and misdemeanor domestic
violence convictions are disqualifying for employment in public
substance abuse and other disqualifiers may apply in specific
positions related to law enforcement or forensics.