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Career Outlook Administration of Justice, AS-T

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0362

The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer provides a broad base of education in the discipline. Students will acquire the ability to identify and apply legal precedents in field work, be prepared to understand the use of criminal codes in the investigation and documentation of crime, and become familiarized with the social factors that involve police interaction within the community. The degree will support students interested in branching out into undergraduate studies in the social sciences.

To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 units that are eligible for transfer to CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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  • Administration of Justice, AS-T

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S0362

    The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer provides a broad base of education in the discipline. Students will acquire the ability to identify and apply legal precedents in field work, be prepared to understand the use of criminal codes in the investigation and documentation of crime, and become familiarized with the social factors that involve police interaction within the community. The degree will support students interested in branching out into undergraduate studies in the social sciences.

    To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 units that are eligible for transfer to CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    ADJU 1The Administration of Justice System3
    ADJU 3Concepts of Criminal Law3
    List A
    Choose two from the following:6
    ADJU 2
    Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
    ADJU 4
    Legal Aspects of Evidence
    ADJU 5
    Community Relations
    ADJU 20
    Principles of Investigation
    ADJU 50
    Introduction to Forensics for Criminal Justice
    List B
    Choose two from the following:6
    MATH 110
    Elementary Statistics
    or MATH 110H
    Elementary Statistics - Honors
    PSYC 1A
    Introduction to Psychology
    or PSYC 1AH
    Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    SOC 1
    Introduction to Sociology
    or SOC 1H
    Introduction to Sociology - Honors
    Total Units for Major18
    CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
    Total Units60

    Additional Notations

    In addition to List C, 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.

    Administration of Justice Website

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Administration of Justice

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0406

    The Certificate in Administration of Justice program is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment following graduation.
    The courses emphasize the modern role of law enforcement and corrections within the criminal justice systems. Written and oral communication skills are a consistent focus. Entry-level employment opportunities available after completion of this program may include law enforcement as peace officers, corrections officers, custodial officers, non-sworn security and investigations, other non-sworn positions in law enforcement, and public service.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ADJU 1The Administration of Justice System3
    ADJU 2Principles and Procedures of the Justice System3
    ADJU 3Concepts of Criminal Law3
    ADJU 4Legal Aspects of Evidence3
    ADJU 5Community Relations3
    ADJU 68Administration of Justice Report Writing3
    Choose four from the following:12
    ADJU 6
    Concepts of Enforcement Services
    ADJU 9
    Introduction to Homeland Security
    ADJU 10
    Introduction to Correctional Sciences
    ADJU 13
    Concepts of Traffic Services
    ADJU 20
    Principles of Investigation
    ADJU 38
    Narcotics Investigation
    ADJU 59
    Gangs and Corrections
    ADJU 74
    Vice Control
    ADJU 50
    Introduction to Forensics for Criminal Justice
    Total Units30
     
     
  • Administration of Justice, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    S0404

    The A.S. Degree in Administration of Justice program is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment following graduation. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transfer of courses.
    The courses emphasize the modern role of law enforcement and corrections within the criminal justice systems. Written and oral communication skills are a consistent focus. Entry-level employment opportunities available after completion of this program may include law enforcement as peace officers, corrections officers, custodial officers, non-sworn security and investigations, other non-sworn positions in law enforcement, and public service.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ADJU 1The Administration of Justice System3
    ADJU 2Principles and Procedures of the Justice System3
    ADJU 3Concepts of Criminal Law3
    ADJU 4Legal Aspects of Evidence3
    ADJU 5Community Relations3
    ADJU 68Administration of Justice Report Writing3
    Choose four from the following:12
    ADJU 6
    Concepts of Enforcement Services
    ADJU 10
    Introduction to Correctional Sciences
    ADJU 13
    Concepts of Traffic Services
    ADJU 20
    Principles of Investigation
    ADJU 38
    Narcotics Investigation
    ADJU 59
    Gangs and Corrections
    ADJU 74
    Vice Control
    SOC 1
    Introduction to Sociology
    or SOC 1H
    Introduction to Sociology - Honors
    SOC 5
    Introduction to Criminology
    or SOC 5H
    Introduction to Criminology - Honors
    Total Units30

    Administration of Justice Website

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Contact: Public Safety ProgramsTitle: DepartmentContact: publicsafetyprogram@mtsac.edu

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