Administration of Justice (AS Degree S0404)

Technology and Health Division
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 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:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ADJU 1The Administration of Justice System3
ADJU 2Principles and Procedures of the Justice System3
ADJU 3Concepts of Criminal Law3
ADJU 4Legal Aspects of Evidence3
ADJU 5Community Relations3
ADJU 68Administration of Justice Report Writing3
Choose four from the following:12
Police Patrol Tactics and Strategy
Introduction to Correctional Sciences
Concepts of Traffic Services
Principles of Investigation
Narcotics Investigation
Gangs and Corrections
Vice Control
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology - Honors
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Criminology - Honors
Total Units30

Administration of Justice Website

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
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
 Units12
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
 Units12
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  
 Units6
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  
 Units12
Winter Term 2
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4 3-4
Faculty recommendation: SPAN 1 Area C1Hum 1  
 Units3-4
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  
 Units3-5
 Total Units48-51
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