Administration of Justice - Associate in Science for Transfer
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 completing the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree will be eligible to transfer to the California State University system and be prepared to study in the following areas: Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement, Correctional Administration, Social Science, and Pre-Law. The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) will prepare students to work in a variety of fields, including: public law enforcement agencies such as municipal police, probation officers, county deputy sheriffs, correctional officers, game wardens, state parks, and private security.
A.S.-T Administration of Justice
To be awarded the Associate in Arts in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree, students must:
- Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units which are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a ‘C’ or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a “pass/no pass” basis.
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|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Introduction to Criminal Investigation|
|Law Enforcement in Multicultural Communities|
|Juvenile Law and Procedures|
|Introduction to Evidence|
|Introduction to Forensic Science|
|Introduction to Corrections|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Contemporary Police Issues|
|Introduction to Sociology|
A.S.-T. Degree Requirements
|CSU GE or IGETC||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60)||3-5|