Administration of Justice Certificate
Take Classes in Person or 100% Online
As a nationally-ranked community college, Mt. SAC offers students the full college experience without the full college debt. The Administration of Justice certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment in law enforcement, so they can become police officers and more.
The Administration of Justice certificate is 30 units (10 courses). The courses emphasize the modern role of law enforcement and corrections within the criminal justice systems. Students learn from industry-experienced faculty, and can choose to attend classes at the Mt. SAC campus or conveniently online. The program includes six required courses and a choice of four administration of justice classes. Learn more in the Academic Catalog.
Great Career Prospects
Entry-level job 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
The average starting salary of a police officer in the area is $75,715. Students who go on to earn an associate degree better position themselves for positions and promotions in law enforcement. Explore other Public Safety programs.
Many students think they can't afford college, but we make college a possibility for everyone. At just $46 a unit, Mt. SAC is 1/5 the cost of CSU schools, 1/10 the cost of UC schools, and 1/30 the cost of private universities. Classes are highly affordable at just $46 a unit. Close to 75% of our students receive financial aid and pay close to nothing to attend thanks to the Promise Grant. For a detailed list of the costs to attend Mt. SAC, visit the Fees web page.
Take the Next Step
We make the application and enrollment process as easy as possible for our students. Students must apply, take the assessment questionnaire and attend an orientation before registering. You can learn more about how to get started by clicking on the links below.
- Steps to Apply and Enroll
- Apply to Mt. San Antonio College
- Cost to Attend
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Mt. SAC is ranked #1 in the state and #7 in the country among the Best Vocational and Trade Colleges