Administration of Justice - Judicial Administration Associate in Science
San José City College offers both an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) and certificates in Administration of Justice – Judicial Administration. Students planning to transfer should follow the Associate in Arts. The Judicial Administration option expands the existing Administration of Justice program focus beyond primarily law enforcement to include judicial branch careers. The program offers students educational opportunities which prepare them for entry into judicial branch careers. Additionally, the curriculum addresses the educational and professional development needs of the existing judicial branch workforce and prepares students for advancement in their careers working in the courts. The program goals address the increasing need for well-prepared applicants for court positions at all levels from entry to managerial.
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
- The operations of the various divisions of the court such as criminal, civil, family law, probate, juvenile delinquency, and dependency.
- The role of the clerk of court in functions such as legal processing, calendaring, and maintaining the court record.
- The courtroom support functions such as making the official record, jury services, and court security.
- Administrative business functions such as finance, human resources, facilities management, and information technology.
|AJ 125||Fundamentals of Court Operations-Court Case Types||3|
|AJ 126||Fundamentals of Court Operations- Legal Processing||3|
|AJ 127||Introduction to Government and the Judicial Branch||3|
|AJ 128||Public Trust and Confidence in the Judicial Branch||3|
|AJ 129||Fundamentals of Court Operations- Courtroom Support||3|
|AJ 131||Judicial Branch Workplace: Relationships and Communications||3|
|AJ 132||Introduction to Judicial Administration||3|
|AJ 133||Career Readiness in the Judicial/Justice System||3|
|BUS 008||Business English and Writing||3|
Approved Major Electives
|Select 9 units from the following:||9|
AJ classes not used in the core sequence above
|Juvenile Law and Procedures|
|Introduction to Evidence|
|Violent Crime in America|
|Introduction to Sociology|
A.S. Degree Requirements
|Approved Major Electives||9|
|General Education Requirements||24|