Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice AS-T Degree

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree provides introductory and journey level course work in Administration of Justice for local, state, federal, and private enterprise levels. Student development is enhanced with philosophical, statutory, practical, and tactical experience. Students will be prepared to work in a variety of fields, including public law enforcements agencies such as municipal police, probation officers, county deputy sheriffs, correctional officers, game wardens, state parks and private security.

The Associate in Science Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field of study in the California State University System. Students will be prepared to study in the following areas; Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement, Correctional Administration, Social Science, and Pre-Law. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Program student learning outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the legal process of the criminal justice system
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of how statutory and case laws at the federal, state, and local levels affect the criminal justice system
  • Students will be able to write correct documents used in the criminal justice system using proper format and citations. This includes reports, memos, and legal briefs.

This program is intended for students planning to transfer to a California State University. Students must fulfill the following requirements to qualify for an associate degree for transfer:

  • Complete CSU GE Breadth or IGETC
  • Complete the major units as presented below
  • Complete electives to reach a total of 60 transferable units
  • Earn a grade of C or better in each major course
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.00
  • Complete the English, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Math requirements with a C or better

This program has 50 percent or more of the major courses available via distance education/online

Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
AOJ 001 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AOJ 020 Criminal Law 3
Plus 6 units from below
AOJ 003 Introduction to Corrections 3
AOJ 010 Principles & Procedures of Criminal Justice 3
AOJ 016 Human and Community Relations in Criminal Justice 3
AOJ 022 Criminal Evidence 3
AOJ 024 Criminal Investigation 3
AOJ 032 Juvenile Delinquency 3
Plus 6-7 units from below
PSYCH 001 Introductory Psychology 3
SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology 3
MATH 025 Introduction to Statistics 4
Total 18-19
CSU GE Breadth or IGETC 41-42
Total 60

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