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
AOJ-020 Criminal Law
List A: Choose any two of the following courses
AOJ-003 Introduction to Corrections
AOJ-010 Principles & Procedures of Criminal Justice
AOJ-016 Human and Community Relations
AOJ-022 Criminal Evidence
AOJ-024 Criminal Investigation
AOJ-032 Juvenile Delinquency
List B: Choose any two of the following courses:
MATH-025 Introduction to Statistics
PSYCH-001 General Psychology
SOC-001 Introduction to Sociology
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-001
  • MATH-025
  • COM-001/0043
  • ENG-001A
  • Elective 001-0492
  • 15
  • AOJ-020
  • PSYC-001/SOC-0013
  • SOC-002
  • Area-B14
  • Area C13
  • 16
  • AOJ List A3
  • BIO-010
  • Area C23
  • HIST-017A/017B3
  • Elective 001-0493
  • 15
  • AOJ List A3
  • Area C1/C23
  • POLSCI-001
  • PSYCH-002
  • Elective 001-0493
  • 15