2004 - 2005 Catalog

Programs of Study

Administration of Justice

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.

Associate Degree

Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information regarding general education, unit, and scholarship requirements. Completion of the following program requirements, in addition to General Education and college requirements, qualifies the student for an associate degree.

Law Enforcement Option

Course Number

Title

Units

AOJ 1

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

AOJ 10

Principles & Procedure of the Criminal Justice System

3

AOJ 12

Written Criminal Justice Communications

3

AOJ 16

Human & Community Relations in Criminal Justice

3

AOJ 20

Criminal Law

3

AOJ 22

Criminal Evidence

3

 

TOTAL

18

Correctional Science Option

The following has been recognized as core course requirements by the Commission on Correctional Peace Officers Standards and Training (CPOST) for all new apprentices (entry-level) hired with the Department of Corrections and Department of the Youth Authority after July 1, 1995:

Course Number

Title

Units

AOJ 3

Introduction to Corrections

3

AOJ 4

Control and Supervision in Corrections

3

AOJ 6

Correctional Interviewing and Counseling

3

AOJ 7

Legal Aspects of Corrections

3

AOJ 12

Written Criminal Justice Communications

3

AOJ 20

Criminal Law

3

 

TOTAL

  18

In addition to Law Enforcement or Correctional Science option requirements the student must take one of the following courses:

Course Number

Title

Units

AOJ 5

Concepts of Probation and Parole

3

AOJ 16

Human & Community Relations in Criminal Justice

3

AOJ 24

Criminal Investigation

3

AOJ 29

Crime and Delinquency

3

AOJ 32

Juvenile Delinquency

3

AOJ 15X

Parallel Work Experience

3

AOJ 15XY

Alternate Work Experience

3

 

TOTAL

21

Other Law Enforcement/Correctional Science Options certified by POST and CPOST:

Course Number

Title

Units

AOJ 50A

PC 832 Arrest Control Module

3

AOJ 50B

PC 832 Firearms Module

5

AOJ 51

Level III Reserve Officer Training

4

AOJ 55

Adult Corrections Officer Core Training Course

9

 

TOTAL

21

Recommended Electives: AOJ 5, 8, 16, 24, 29, 32, 50A/B 55, BUS 80A/B, CD 17B, one or more of: (FLSPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 32 or 51, 52), PSYCH 1, SOC 1

Transfer
Students who have selected the particular four-year college to which they eventually wish to transfer should use the college catalog of that institution as the principle guide for determining the first two years of their program.

ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.
ASSIST is available at www.assist.org.

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