Associate Degrees

Administration of Justice for Transfer |Corrections |Law Enforcement

Certificates of Achievement

Pre Law Studies |Corrections |Law enforcement | Correctional Specialist | Police Records and Services Technician | Security Specialist

Associate in Science Transfer Degree Administration of Justice 18-19 Units

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer provides students with the legal, ethical and educational background necessary to pursue a career in a criminal justice-related field and/or to successfully transition into a CSU system. Additionally, the successful completion of the AS-T degree supports administration of justice professionals by providing students with opportunities and promotional pathways into the California Peace Officer Standards and Training and Department of Correction academies. An Associate in Science Degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C or better.

Required Core Courses (6 units):

3 units ADJUS-120 Introduction to Administration of Justice

3 units ADJUS-121 Concepts of Criminal Law

Plus 6 units from the following:

3 units ADJUS-122 Criminal Procedures

3 units ADJUS-124 Introduction to Corrections

3 units ADJUS-130 Juvenile Procedures

3 units ADJUS-221 Legal Aspects of Evidence

3 units ADJUS 222 Basic Investigations

3 units ADJUS-223 Community Relations and Cultural Issues

Plus, a minimum of 6 units from the following:

3 units SOCIO-220 Introduction to Sociology

4 units MATH-164 Elementary Statistics

3 units PSYCH-220  General Psychology
or
any CSU transferable administration of justice lower division course or courses outside the administration of justice discipline that are articulated as lower division major preparation for the criminal justice or criminology major at any CSU.

Associate in Science Degree Administration of Justice: Corrections 21 Units

An Associate in Science Degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C or better.

Required core courses (18 units):

3 units ADJUS-121 Concepts of Criminal Law

3 units ADJUS-122 Criminal Procedures

3 units ADJUS-124 Introduction to Corrections

3 units ADJUS-126 Counseling and Placement

3 units ADJUS-130 Juvenile Procedures

3 units ADJUS-223 Community Relations and Cultural Issues

Plus 3 units from the following:

2 units ADJUS-127 Youth Police Academy

2 units ADJUS-128 Campus Police Aide Orientation

3 units ADJUS-139 Criminal Gangs and Terrorism

2 units ADJUS-171 Defensive Firearms and Gun Safety

3 units ADJUS-222 Basic Investigations

4 units ADJUS-225 Introduction to Forensic Science

3 units ADJUS-260 Patrol Procedures

Certificate of Achievement Administration of Justice: Pre Law Studies… 23 units

This program is recognized as part of the California State Bar and California Community College State Chancellor’s office initiative “Pathway to Law School.” Typically, students transfer to a four-year University where they earn a bachelor degree before they apply to law school. Career paths and opportunities for lawyers are endless. A law degree can be used in traditional legal employment, non-traditional legal employment and non-legal employment. A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all courses required for this program with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses (14 units):                                                         

3 units ADJUS-135 Law and Democracy

4 units ENGL-001A Composition and Reading

3 units SPCH-141 Argumentation & Debate

4 units MATH-164 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Plus, one of the following (3 units):

3 units PHILO-130 Logic & Critical Thinking

3 units SPCH-121 Critical Thinking and Persuasion

3 units SPCH-121I Critical Thinking and Persuasion (IGETC)

3 units ENGL-001C  Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition

Plus, one of the following (3 units):                                                        

3 units POLSC-125 Government of the United States

3 units LARAZ-113 Introduction to the Analysis of American Political Institutions

Plus, one of the following (3 units):                                                        

3 units HIST-121 History of the United States (1865-present)

3 units HIST-123 History of African Americans in the United States (1865-present)

3 units HIST-127 History of Latinos in the United States (1846-present)

Certificate of Achievement: Corrections …………… 18 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the
courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.
Courses required for the certificate:

3 units ADJUS-121 Concepts of Criminal Law

3 units ADJUS-122 Criminal Procedures

3 units ADJUS-124 Introduction to Corrections

3 units ADJUS-125 Report Preparation

3 units ADJUS-221 Legal Aspects of Evidence

3 units ADJUS-223 Community Relations and Cultural Issues

Associate in Science Degree Law Enforcement 21 Units

An Associate in Science Degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C or better.

The law enforcement degree prepares students for careers in law enforcement with particular preparation for state and federal training academies.

Required core courses (18 units):

3 units ADJUS-120 Introduction to Administration of Justice

3 units ADJUS-121 Concepts of Criminal Law

3 units ADJUS-122 Criminal Procedures

3 units ADJUS-125 Report Preparation

3 units ADJUS-221 Legal Aspects of Evidence

3 units ADJUS-223 Community Relations and Cultural Issues

Plus 3 units from the following:

2 units ADJUS-127 Youth Police Academy

2 units ADJUS-128 Campus Police Aide Orientation

3 units ADJUS-130 Juvenile Procedures

3 units ADJUS-139 Criminal Gangs and Terrorism

2 units ADJUS-171 Defensive Firearms and Gun Safety

3 units ADJUS-222 Principles of Investigation

4 units ADJUS-225 Introduction to Forensic Science

3 units ADJUS-251 Terrorism and Mass Destruction Weaponry

3 units ADJUS-260 Patrol Procedures

Certificate of Achievement Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement …18 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

3 units ADJUS-120 Introduction to Administration of Justice

3 units ADJUS-121 Concepts of Criminal Law

3 units ADJUS-122 Criminal Procedures

3 units ADJUS-125 Report Preparation

3 units ADJUS-221 Legal Aspects of Evidence

3 units ADJUS-223 Community Relations and Cultural Issues

Certificate of Achievement Administration of Justice: Correctional Specialist 15 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

LIST A: Required Core Courses:

3 units ADJUS-124 Introduction to Corrections

3 units ADJUS-126 Counseling and Placement

3 units ADJUS-130 Juvenile Procedures

3 units ADJUS-139 Criminal Gangs and Terrorism

LIST B: Choose any one of the following:

3 units ADJUS-120 Introduction to Administration of Justice

3 units ADJUS-125 Report Preparation

3 units ADJUS-222 Basic Investigations

Certificate of Achievement Administration of Justice: Police Records and Services Technician………….. 16 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the
courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

3 units ADJUS-120 Introduction to Administration of Justice

3 units ADJUS-121 Concepts of Criminal Law

3 units ADJUS-125 Report Preparation

3 units ADJUS-223 Community Relations and Cultural Issues

3 units BOT-243 General Office Procedures

1 unit BOT-200 Basic Keyboarding

Certificate of Achievement Administration of Justice: Security Specialist 15 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

3 units ADJUS-121 Concepts of Criminal Law

3 units ADJUS-122 Criminal Procedures

3 units ADJUS-125 Report Preparation

3 units ADJUS-164 Security Academy-Level I

3 units ADJUS-251 Terrorism and Mass Destruction Weaponry