Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement

Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement 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 components of the criminal justice system to include law enforcement, corrections, courts and the three levels of state and federal courts.
  • identify the protections afforded all persons as delineated in the first, fourth, fifth, six, eighth, and 14th Amendments; Students will identify that the Miranda decision came from the courts and is not a right enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
  • identify the role of the Exclusionary Rule in the admissibility of evidence, the four exceptions to that rule and be able to identify the general rules of admissibility for all evidence.
  • identify the various roles individuals play in a criminal event, such as principals, accessories, accomplices, and feigned accomplices and the four types of intent required that must be proven to establish an act as a crime.

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
Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
AOJ 001 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AOJ 010 Princ & Procedures of Criminal Justice 3
AOJ 012 Written Criminal Justice Communications 3
AOJ 016 Human & Comm. Relations in Crim Justice 3
AOJ 020 Criminal Law 3
AOJ 022 Criminal Evidence 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 0123
  • AOJ 0163
  • AREA B3
  • Elective 001-0493
  • 15
  • AOJ 0223
  • ELECTIVE 001-04912
  • 15