Program Map

The Administration of Justice program prepares students on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, as well as its legal and public policy contexts.

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Associate of Science

The Associate of Science Degree in Administration of Justice will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog. This program is designed to be completed in four semesters, or two years with students attending fall and spring. You can reduce your per-semester unit load by taking courses in the summer or winter sessions.

Program completion within this time frame is dependent on the number of units enrolled per term and course availability. Full time students are recommended to take 12-15 units per term. Meet with a counselor to develop your Student Educational Plan (SEP), determine the appropriate general education pattern and work/life/school balance.

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units
ADJ 1 – Introduction to Administration ofJustice  3
ADJ 3 – Concepts of Criminal Law 3
ENG 1A/1AH – English Composition/Honors (RCCD GE Area D1) 4
MAT 12 – Statistics (RCCD GE Area D2) 4
POL 1 – American Politics 3

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units
ADJ 5 – Community Relations 3
HES 1 – Health Science (RCCD GE Area E1) 3

Choose one (RCCD GE Area B1):

  • HIS 6/6H – United States History to 1877/Honors
  • HIS 7/7H  – United States History from 1865/Honors
3

Choose one (RCCD GE Area C):

  • ART 6/6H – Art Appreciation (same as AHS 6)
  • MUS 19/19H – Music Appreciation/Honors
3

Choose one (RCCD GE Area E2)

  • GUI 47 – Career Exploration and Life Planning
  • KIN 4 – Nutrition
3

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

ADJ 8 – Juvenile Law and Procedures

3

ADJ 13 – Criminal Investigation

3

ADJ 20 – Introduction to Corrections

3

Choose one (RCCD GE Area B2):

  • PSY 1/1H – General Psychology/Honors
  • SOC 1/1H – Introduction to Sociology/Honors
3

ANT 1 – Physical Anthropology (RCCD GE Area A)

3

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

ADJ 4 – Legal Aspects of Evidence

3

Choose one:

  • ADJ 2 – Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
  • ADJ 19 – Introduction to Policing
3
ADJ 15 – Narcotics 3

Choose one (RCCD GE Area D2):

  • COM 1/1H – Public Speaking/Honors
  • CIS 1A – Introduction to Computer Information Systems
3

Choose one:

  • POL 21 – Latinx Politics
  • POL 23 – Race, Ethnicity, and Politics in America
  • HIS 14 – African American History I 
3

Student Tasks

Certificate

The Certificate in Administration of Justice will be awarded upon completion of requirements as described in the college catalog. Certificates do not require students to complete general education requirements.

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units
ADJ 1 – Introduction to Administration ofJustice  3
ADJ 3 – Concepts of Criminal Law 3

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units
ADJ 5 – Community Relations 3

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

ADJ 8 – Juvenile Law and Procedures

3

ADJ 13 – Criminal Investigation

3

ADJ 20 – Introduction to Corrections

3

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

ADJ 4 – Legal Aspects of Evidence

3

Choose one:

  • ADJ 2 – Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
  • ADJ 19 – Introduction to Policing
3
ADJ 15 – Narcotics 3

Student Tasks

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