Administration of Justice (AS Degree S0404)
Technology and Health Division
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 advisor 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.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|ADJU 1||The Administration of Justice System||3|
|ADJU 2||Principles and Procedures of the Justice System||3|
|ADJU 3||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
|ADJU 4||Legal Aspects of Evidence||3|
|ADJU 5||Community Relations||3|
|ADJU 68||Administration of Justice Report Writing||3|
|Choose four from the following:||12|
|Police Patrol Tactics and Strategy|
|Introduction to Correctional Sciences|
|Concepts of Traffic Services|
|Principles of Investigation|
|Gangs and Corrections|
|Introduction to Sociology|
or SOC 1H
|Introduction to Sociology - Honors|
|Introduction to Criminology|
or SOC 5H
|Introduction to Criminology - Honors|
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.
Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.
|Fall Term 1||Units|
|ADJU 1||The Administration of Justice System 3||3|
|ENGL 1A||Freshman Composition 4||4|
|AA/S MATH||Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5||5|
|Spring Term 1|
|ADJU 2||Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3||3|
|ADJU 3||Concepts of Criminal Law 3||3|
|AA/S ARTS||Area C-1 Arts Course 3||3|
|AA/S USHIS||Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3||3|
|Summer Term 1|
|AA/S KINES||Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1||3|
|AA/S BEHAV||Area D-2 Elective Course 3||3|
|Faculty recommendation: KINF 51-PE course 1|
|Faculty recommendation: SOC 1 or 5 AREA D 5|
|Fall Term 2|
|ADJU 5||Community Relations 3||3|
|ADJU 68||Administration of Justice Report Writing 3||3|
|ADJU 4||Legal Aspects of Evidence 3||3|
|AA/S LIFE||Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3||3|
|Faculty recommendation: SPCH 26-AREA E 6|
|Winter Term 2|
|AA/S HUM||Area C-2 Humanities Course 4||3-4|
|Faculty recommendation: SPAN 1 Area C1Hum 1|
|Spring Term 2|
|AA/S SCNCE||Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3||3-5|
|Administration Justice, AS S0404 4|
|Certificate: Administration of Justice T0406 6|
|Submit Petitions: Admissions Records Submit Petitions: Admissions Records|
|Transfer, AST Adm. of Justice-Meet w/a Counselor Transfer, AST Adm. of Justice-Meet w/a Counselor|
|to plan additional courses for transfer to plan additional courses for transfer|