Administration of Justice - Correctional Science

Administration of Justice - Correctional Science AA

The Administration of Justice program is designed to provide the student an option of emphasizing Law Enforcement or Correctional Science. This program provides introductory and journey level course work in Administration of Justice for local, state, federal and private enterprise levels. This program enhances student development with philosophical, statutory, practical and, tactical experience and background necessary to successfully compete in a technologically advancing, competitive and rewarding career field. Upon successful completion of the program the student will be prepared for several career options in the Administration of Justice.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • identify the rights afforded prisoners while incarcerated in jails and prisons.
  • identify the psychological and physiological effects of institutionalization on male and female offenders and the effect changes in classification and case law create.
  • identify the values and risks associated with probation, parole and other release programs.
  • demonstrate the ability to conduct interviews and complete various types of reports.
  • identify the rights afforded each accused individual including the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 14th amendments.

Associate Degree Requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis
  • Complete Local General Education and District requirements
  • Complete elective units for total of 60 degree applicable semester units
  • Complete all required courses for the major or area of emphasis, English, and math with a “C” or better
  • Obtain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0

The following has been recognized as core course requirements by the Commission on Correctional Peace Officers Standards and Training (CPOST) for all new apprentices (entry-level) hired with the Department of Corrections and Department of the Youth Authority after July 1, 1995:

Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
AOJ 003 Introduction to Corrections 3
AOJ 004 Control & Supervision Inmates 3
AOJ 006 Correctional Interviewing and Counseling 3
AOJ 007 Legal Aspects of Corrections 3
AOJ 012 Written Criminal Justice Communications 3
AOJ 020 Criminal Law 3
Elective AOJ 005, 016, 024, 029, 032, 015X 3
Total 21

This is a recommended sequence of courses for timely completion of this program. Entry in to transfer level English and math required to follow this recommended sequence. Please see your counselor to formalize your personalized educational plan or for alternative planning.

  • AOJ 0063
  • AOJ 0073
  • AREA C3
  • Elective 001-0496
  • ELECTIVE 001-0493
  • 15
  • AOJ 0013
  • AOJ 0123
  • AOJ Elective3
  • AREA B3
  • Elective 001-0493
  • 15
  • AOJ 0203
  • ELECTIVE 001-04911
  • 14