Administration of Justice - Associate in Science
San José City College offers both an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) and certificates in Administration of Justice – Judicial Administration. Students planning to transfer should follow the Associate in Arts. The Judicial Administration option expands the existing Administration of Justice program focus beyond primarily law enforcement to include judicial branch careers. The program offers students educational opportunities which prepare them for entry into judicial branch careers. Additionally, the curriculum addresses the educational and professional development needs of the existing judicial branch workforce and prepares students for advancement in their careers working in the courts. The program goals address the increasing need for well-prepared applicants for court positions at all levels from entry to managerial.
Students considering transferring to the California State University system and are interested in continuing their studies in the following areas: Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement, Correctional Administration, Social Science, and Pre-Law should also review the major sheet for an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T).
All major and certificate courses including approved major electives must be completed with a grade “C” or better.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Define and use criminal justice system key terms, concepts and theories.
- Identify how the U.S. Constitution applies to the actions and conduct of peace officers.
- Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of analysis and understanding.
- Develop a plan to achieve a career in their desired area of the criminal justice system.
- Recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.
- Reflect critically on developments in the criminal justice policy and the relationship of these policies to the wider political and social environment.
|AJ 010||Introduction to Administration of Justice||3|
|AJ 011||Criminal Law||3|
|AJ 013||Criminal Procedures||3|
|AJ 014||Contemporary Police Issues||3|
|AJ 015||Introduction to Criminal Investigation||3|
A.S. Degree Requirements
|A.S. Approved Major Elective Courses||12|
|General Education Requirements||24|
Approved Major Electives
|Select 12 units from the following:||12|
(AJ classes not used in the core sequence above)
|Law Enforcement in Multicultural Communities|
|Narcotics and Drug Abuse|
|Juvenile Law and Procedures|
|Introduction to Evidence|
|Violent Crime in America|
|Introduction to Forensic Science|
|Introduction to Corrections|
|Introduction to Public Safety Community Service Officer|
|African American Culture|
|Vietnamese Women in the U.S.|
|Introduction to Race & Ethnicity in American History|
|Social Justice Issues in Mexican American Communities|
|Vietnamese American Culture|
|Personal Growth and Adjustment|
|Introduction to Sociology|