Administration of Justice: Traditional Option - Associate in Arts
Administration of Justice is the study of the causes, consequences and control of crime. Although the program’s curriculum allows for the development of in-depth knowledge in one of the subject’s substantive subsystems (i.e. law enforcement, juvenile, courts or corrections, judicial administration), our objective is to expose the student to a series of courses within the major intended to develop social and cultural sensitivity, effective communication skills, ethical awareness, and the concepts of law necessary to be successful in one of the many Administration of Justice careers. Programs in Administration of Justice are designed to prepare students for careers in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies and institutions, and private security agencies.
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
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the structure and functions of the main components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.
- Recognize the importance of, and practice of, ethical behavior in a professional criminal justice work setting, both within the agency and within the community.
- Critically consider, analyze, and research special issues in criminal justice and their effects on society.
- Exhibit strong and effective written and oral communication skills.
|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.A. Degree Requirements
|A.A. Approved Major Elective Courses||6|
|General Education Requirements||39|
A.A. Approved Major Electives
|Select 6 units from the following:||6|
(AJ classes not used in the core sequence above)
|Law Enforcement in Multicultural Communities|
|Drugs and Society|
|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|