Administration of Justice

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Administration of Justice

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system.

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (A.S.-T.) may be obtained by the completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program outlined below (earning a C or better in these courses), and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education‐Breadth Requirements.

Students desiring to enter a career concerned with administration of justice will find that this curriculum has flexibility that allows them to prepare for specific fields included in that broad category.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues (3)
ADMJ 304 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence (3)
ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation (3)
ADMJ 340 Introduction to Correctional Services (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
PSYC 300 General Principles (3)
PSYC 480 Honors General Principles (3)
SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3)
SOC 480 Introductory Sociology - Honors (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
Total Units: 18

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • evaluate various local, state, and federal law enforcement career options.
  • research the law enforcement application and hiring processes.
  • critique the ethical philosophy of the American justice system.
  • analyze crime causation, criminal statutes and elements of particular crimes.
  • describe the various levels of punishment and corrections.
  • evaluate the legal aspects of criminal investigations, constitutional law, and case law.
  • identify various controlled substances and interpret their impact on society and law enforcement.
  • apply laws and procedures for the collection and use of evidence.
  • identify ethical standards placed on law enforcement professionals.
  • communicate effectively in written and oral formats.

Career Information

Police Officer; Deputy Sheriff; Crime Scene Investigator; Identification Technician; Community Services Officer; Corrections Officer; Parole Officer; Probation Officer and a variety of support service occupations. Potential employers include: Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies (Sheriff, Police, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, Crime Scene Investigations, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation).

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Administration of Justice

This degree covers the prevention, discovery, control and treatment of crimes, criminals, and criminality. Students desiring to enter a career concerned with the administration of justice will find that this curriculum has flexibility that allows them to prepare for specific fields included in that broad category. The program also provides courses to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution. Opportunities for graduates include positions as federal and state parole officers, probation officers, and correctional administrators.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues 3
ADMJ 304 Juvenile Delinquency 3
ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures 3
ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ADMJ 301 Investigative Report Writing (3)
ADMJ 309 Career Preparation for Law Enforcement Occupations (3)
ADMJ 331 Patrol Procedures (3)
ADMJ 340 Introduction to Correctional Services (3)
Total Units: 24

The Administration of Justice Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • evaluate various local, state, and federal law enforcement career options.
  • research the law enforcement application and hiring processes and develop an effective career strategy.
  • critique the ethical philosophy of the American justice system and all participants.
  • analyze crime causation, criminal statutes and elements of particular crimes and criminal procedures.
  • recognize the complexities of punishment, corrections, community and human relations.
  • evaluate the complex legal aspects of criminal investigations, procedures, constitutional law, and case law.
  • identify various controlled substances and interpret their addictive properties, influences, and impact on society and law enforcement.
  • apply laws and procedures for the collection and use of evidence.
  • identify and adapt to ethical standards placed on law enforcement professionals.
  • communicate effectively in written and oral formats.

Career Information

Police Officer; Deputy Sheriff; Crime Scene Investigator; Identification Technician; Community Services Officer; Corrections Officer; Parole Officer; Probation Officer and a variety of support service occupations. Potential employers include: Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies (Sheriff, Police, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, Crime Scene Investigations, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation).

Certificate

Homeland Security Certificate

This certificate examines the roots of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, intelligence analysis, response methods, natural disaster incidents, threat mitigation, crisis negotiation, and conflict resolution. It explores topics directly associated with border security and security for transportation infrastructure, including: seaports, ships, aircraft, trains, train stations, highways, bridges, rail lines, pipelines, and bus systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
HLS 300 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
HLS 302 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management 3
HLS 304 Transportation and Border Security 3
Total Units: 9

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • construct a historical time-line reflecting significant terrorist threats and events in the United States and globally.
  • classify the roles, functions of, and interdependency among local, federal and international law enforcement and military agencies to counter and combat terrorism.
  • differentiate between ethical and unethical attitudes and actions regarding the execution of homeland security practices.
  • identify the characteristics, ideologies, motives and behaviors of various extremist and terrorist groups that foster and support terrorist, criminal activities.
  • explain operational knowledge of intelligence gathering and analysis processes pertinent to homeland security.
  • identify and describe threats to national and international security.
  • outline the primary federal, state, and local agencies in the United States that are affiliated with border and transportation security and the ethical parameters in which they operate.
  • discuss differences in dealing with security threats for passengers versus freight/cargo transportation systems and border security.
  • describe the impact of technology on countering threats to transportation systems and border security.