Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement Emphasis

Associate in Science
Career/Technical

Students in administration of justice may obtain an associate in science degree in administration of justice and criminal justice programs. In addition, the student may obtain three certificates of achievement in law enforcement, corrections, and/or forensics. Degree candidates for the Administration of Justice degree must complete the courses required for the major and at least one emphasis listed as the “Corrections Emphasis,” the “Law Enforcement Emphasis,” or the “Forensics Emphasis.” In addition, degree candidates must complete the requirements listed under graduation requirements in this catalog.

Common Core
AJ 110ETHICS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3
AJ 111INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3
AJ 151CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW3
AJ 156LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE3
AJ 161PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM3
AJ 167WRITTEN COMMUNICATION IN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3
AJ 181JUVENILE LAW AND PROCEDURES3
AJ 188COMMUNITY RELATIONS3
Total Units24

Law Enforcement Emphasis

Associate in Science Degree
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02523)

Students in administration of justice may obtain an associate in science degree in administration of justice and criminal justice programs. In addition, the student may obtain three certificates of achievement in law enforcement, corrections, and/or forensics. Degree candidates for the Administration of Justice degree must complete the courses required for the major and at least one emphasis listed as the “Corrections Emphasis,” the “Law Enforcement Emphasis,” or the “Forensics Emphasis.”

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Demonstrate ability to observe objectively and to collect data and facts in order to make an informed judgment.
Program Requirements
AJ 166PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATION4
Common Core courses for Administration of Justice24
Total Units28
Recommended Electives
AJ 216LATENT FINGERPRINT EXAMINER4
BUS 210BUSINESS ENGLISH3
MAS 141MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I3
PSYC/SOC 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.

Note: There are recommended preparations for each course which the students are encouraged to complete. In addition, students should note that AJ 167 has a mandatory prerequisite of ENGL 71 or English assessment process. The following meet the general education and administration of justice requirements:

AJ 110ETHICS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3
AJ 111INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3
AJ 114FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR3
AJ 167WRITTEN COMMUNICATION IN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE3