Administration of Justice

The Associate in Science Degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) is designed to prepare students to enter careers in law enforcement, corrections or investigative positions in the private sector. Students receive practical, “hands-on”, experiences in order to expose them to the fundamental concepts and tasks of law enforcement and corrections and ready them for the qualification and screening processes required to enter training enforcement academies.

Administration of Justice AS-T Degree

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 for Transfer requirements (pursuant to SB 1440):

  • Complete a minimum of 18.0 semester units in a major or area of emphasis
  • Complete IGETC or CSU General Education – Breadth requirements
  • Complete total of 60.0 CSU transferable semester units
  • Complete all required courses for the major or area of emphasis 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 020 Criminal Law 3
List A: Choose any two of the following courses
AOJ 003 Introduction to Corrections 3
AOJ 010 Princ & Procedures of Criminal Justice 3
AOJ 016 Human & Comm. Relations in Crim Justice 3
AOJ 022 Criminal Evidence 3
AOJ 024 Criminal Investigation 3
AOJ 032 Juvenile Delinquency 3
List B: Choose any two of the following courses:
MATH 025 Introduction to Statistics 4
PSYCH 001 Introductory Psychology 3
SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total 18-19
CSU-GE or IGETC requirements 34-39
Electives (must be transferable to CSU) 2-8
Total 60
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 List A3
  • BIO 0103
  • Area C23
  • HIST-017A/017B3
  • Elective 001-0493
  • 15