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Administration of Justice

Award Type: Associate in Science

This degree provides an educational foundation for persons aspiring to careers in law enforcement, probation, parole, court administration, corporate security or custodial corrections. Students intending to transfer to a four-year institution should discuss their programs with a counselor.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice will:

  • Have a fundamental knowledge of the criminal justice system and its primary components.

Program Requirements

A major of 27 units is required for the degree.

Course Number Course Title Units
AJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.0
AJ 102 Criminal Procedures 3.0
AJ 103 Concepts of Criminal Law 3.0
AJ 104 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3.0
AJ 105 Community Relations 3.0

Plus a minimum of 12 units selected from Administration of Justice courses. Students are encouraged to discuss additional course choices with a member of the department and to focus their work upon their area of interest.

Course Number Course Title Units
AJ 106 Police Patrol Procedures 3.0
AJ 120 Juvenile Law and Procedures 3.0
AJ 111 Criminal Investigation 3.0
AJ 115 Introduction to Criminology 3.0
AJ 130 Introduction to Corrections 3.0
AJ 149 Cooperative Work Experience 1.0 - 8.0 units
AJ 150 Introduction to Forensics 3.0

General Education Requirements

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