Administration of Justice: AS Degree

The Associate of Science Degree in Administration of Justice is a four-semester course of study. Students are required to complete 60 units to include: General Education, Administration of Justice core courses and Electives. Courses are available in a face-to-face, hybrid and online format.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the history, structure, and functions of the main components of the American criminal justice system.
  2. Analyze principles and applications of statutory and Constitutional law, particularly the requirements adhered to by law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
  3. Produce written communications that meet the standards for transfer and a criminal justice system professional.
  4. Examine critically contemporary problems and issues within criminal justice.
  5. Examine bias and cultural competence in the criminal justice system.
  6. Demonstrate a work ethic consistent with the expectations of a professional criminal justice agency. 
Degree Requirements
Required Core Courses (18 units)
ADMJ-120Introduction to the Criminal Justice System3
ADMJ-121Introduction to Criminal Law3
ADMJ-122Introduction to Criminal Procedures3
ADMJ-123Introduction to Community Policing3
ADMJ-125Introduction to Evidence3
ADMJ-190Administration of Justice Internship 13
Required Electives (3 units)
Complete one of the following courses:3
Introduction to Investigation
Introduction to Juvenile Procedures

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.