The Administration of Justice program offers an Associate in Science degree intended to academically prepare students with the necessary skills to work in the criminal justice field, in both public and private sectors. The program focuses on essential learning dimensions of effective communication, critical inquiry, information literacy, social and cultural awareness, and ethical intelligence. The Administration of Justice Associate in Science degree will benefit students who desire to enter the workforce, continue with career technical education, or transfer to a four year institution to continue academic endeavors. The Administration of Justice program combines both academic and practitioner perspectives to the study of crime in a global society. Students must complete each major course and major elective course with a grade of “C” or better to be awarded the degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication necessary in the criminal justice field.
- Interpret and analyze information, concepts, and theories of the criminal justice system from multiple perspectives.
- Apply and integrate terminology, concepts, and practices of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.
- Recognize the value of a multicultural society and the importance of social justice within the community both personally and within the criminal justice field.
- Analyze and consider personal decisions and ideas related to the criminal justice system that are based on civility, civic responsibility, and public perception.
|Introduction to Administration Of Justice||3|
|Contemporary Police Issues||3|
|Introduction to Criminal Investigation||3|
|Select 20 units from the following:||20|
|Law Enforcement in Multicultural Communities|
|Drugs and Society|
|Juvenile Law and Procedures|
|Introduction to Evidence|
|Crime and Violence in America|
|Introduction to Forensic Science|
|Introduction to Corrections|
|Introduction to Cybercrime|
|Women and Criminal Justice|
|Logic and Critical Thinking|
|Introduction to Ethics|
|Psychology of Stress Reduction|
|Violence Against Women: Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Foreign Language (including sign language and conversation) OR|
|California Peace Officer Standards and Training College-Accredited Regular Basic Police Academy or Regular Basic Police Academy Modular Course|