Administration of Justice, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0404

The A.S. Degree in Administration of Justice program is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment following graduation. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or adviser to discuss transfer of courses.
The courses emphasize the modern role of law enforcement and corrections within the criminal justice systems. Written and oral communication skills are a consistent focus. Entry-level employment opportunities available after completion of this program may include law enforcement as peace officers, corrections officers, custodial officers, non-sworn security and investigations, other non-sworn positions in law enforcement and public service.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the principals involved in documenting the investigation of criminal activity.
  • Identify and apply legal precedents in field work.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the social factors related to police interaction with communities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how criminal codes are used and how statutory law is practically applied.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology and other resources to research social and legal aspects of the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present information in diverse circumstances, with various cultures and communities, involving public and media issues.
  • Understand professional skills related to court testimony, interview, interrogation, and law enforcement nomenclature.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

ADJU 1The Administration of Justice System 3
ADJU 2Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3
ADJU 3Concepts of Criminal Law 3
ADJU 4Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
ADJU 5Community Relations 3
ADJU 68Administration of Justice Report Writing 3
Choose four from the following:12
Concepts of Enforcement Services
Introduction to Correctional Sciences
Concepts of Traffic Services
Principles of Investigation
Narcotics Investigation
Gangs and Corrections
Vice Control
Sociology - Honors
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Criminology - Honors
Total Units30


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