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:

  1. Students will explain the legal processes of the criminal justice system.
  2. Students will list and describe the components of the criminal justice system.
  3. Students will explain the process of a criminal investigation.
  4. Students will compare and contrast the theories behind effective policing and crime prevention.
  5. Students will compare and contrast three theories of criminological behavior. 
  6. Students will write a research paper using APA format. 
  7. Students will write a case brief from a U.S. Supreme Court Case.

Students must meet the following requirements to qualify for an Associates for Transfer Degree (ADT):

  • Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU), including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education (CSU GE) 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
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
  • Completion of the IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth

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

Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses (6 Units)
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 Major Units 18-19
Units to be double-counted as General Education 6
CSU GE Breadth or IGETC 41-42
Transferable Elective Units
Total 60