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

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Bailiffs

      Bailiffs

      SOC Career Code: 33-3011.00

      Maintain order in courts of law.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $39.09

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $66,705.60
      Annual Job Openings
      164

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Correctional Officers and Jailers

      Correctional Officers and Jailers

      SOC Career Code: 33-3012.00

      Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.85

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $79,934.39
      Annual Job Openings
      3,659

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Police Detectives

      Police Detectives

      SOC Career Code: 33-3021.01

      Conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $73.20

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $101,379.20
      Annual Job Openings
      960

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Police Identification and Records Officers

      Police Identification and Records Officers

      SOC Career Code: 33-3021.02

      Collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $73.20

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $101,379.20
      Annual Job Openings
      960

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

      Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

      SOC Career Code: 33-3021.03

      Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $73.20

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $101,379.20
      Annual Job Openings
      960

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Immigration and Customs Inspectors

      Immigration and Customs Inspectors

      SOC Career Code: 33-3021.05

      Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $73.20

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $101,379.20
      Annual Job Openings
      960

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Intelligence Analysts

      Intelligence Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 33-3021.06

      Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $73.20

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $101,379.20
      Annual Job Openings
      960

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Police Patrol Officers

      Police Patrol Officers

      SOC Career Code: 33-3051.01

      Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $69.34

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $108,846.40
      Annual Job Openings
      6,648

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs

      Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs

      SOC Career Code: 33-3051.03

      Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $69.34

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $108,846.40
      Annual Job Openings
      6,648

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Private Detectives and Investigators

      Private Detectives and Investigators

      SOC Career Code: 33-9021.00

      Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $63.36

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $60,663.39
      Annual Job Openings
      545

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • 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

Office Contact

Location: Building 28BPhone: (909) 274-4515