Administration of Justice

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Administration of Justice

The general field referred to as “Administration of Justice” is directed toward the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of crimes, criminals, and criminality. Students desiring to enter a career concerned with the administration of justice will find that this curriculum has flexibility that allows them to prepare for specific fields included in that broad category. The program also provides the basis for advanced study at a four-year college. Opportunities for college graduates include positions as federal and state parole officers, probation officers, and correctional administrators.

General college preparatory courses are recommended as High School Preparation.

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law):

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law (3) 3
   or ADMJ 480 Concepts of Criminal Law - Honors (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues (3)
ADMJ 304 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures (3)
ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence (3)
ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation (3)
ADMJ 340 Introduction to Correctional Services (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ADMJ 301 Investigative Report Writing (3)
ADMJ 315 Pathway To Public Safety Careers (3)
SOC 318 Introduction to Crime, Deviance, and Social Control (3)
   or ADMJ 349 Introduction to Crime, Deviance, and Social Control (3)
PSYC 480 Honors General Principles (3)
   or PSYC 300 General Principles (3)
SOC 480 Introductory Sociology - Honors (3)
   or SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3)
STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
   or STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
Total Units: 18

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • effectively communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the interactions and relationships of law enforcement, courts, and corrections on the local, state, and federal levels.
  • identify career opportunities in the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • analyze crime causation, recognize the elements within criminal statutes, and be familiar with criminal procedures utilized to enforce those statutes.
  • evaluate the complex legal aspects of criminal investigations, procedures, constitutional law, and case law.
  • apply laws and procedures for the collection and utilization of evidence for the purpose of criminal prosecutions.
  • identify and explain the purpose and authority of of the local, state, and federal courts systems.
  • identify and explain the purpose and authority of law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • recognize, understand, and acquire a sensitivity to the diverse cultures in our society and how this diversity impacts the criminal justice system.

Career Information

There is an urgent demand for trained personnel in such areas as uniformed police patrol, investigation, criminal identification, criminalistics, court services, and corrections. Professionally rewarding employment in these areas may be found on the local, state, federal, and private levels.

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Administration of Justice

The general field referred to as “Administration of Justice” is directed toward the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of crimes, criminals, and criminality. Students desiring to enter a career concerned with the administration of justice will find that this curriculum has flexibility that allows them to prepare for specific fields included in that broad category. The program also provides the basis for advanced study at a four-year college. Opportunities for college graduates include positions in local, state, and federal, law enforcement, courts and correctional services.

Recommended High School Preparation: General college preparatory courses.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues 3
ADMJ 304 Juvenile Delinquency 3
ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law (3) 3
   or ADMJ 480 Concepts of Criminal Law - Honors (3)
ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures 3
ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation 3
Total Units: 21

The Administration of Justice Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • effectively communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the interactions and relationships of law enforcement, courts, and corrections on the local, state, and federal levels.
  • identify career opportunities in the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • analyze crime causation, recognize the elements within criminal statutes, and be familiar with criminal procedures utilized to enforce those statutes.
  • evaluate the complex legal aspects of criminal investigations, procedures, constitutional law, and case law.
  • apply laws and procedures for the collection and utilization of evidence for the purpose of criminal prosecutions.
  • identify and explain the purpose and authority of the local, state, and federal courts systems.
  • identify and explain the purpose and authority of law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • recognize, understand, and acquire a sensitivity to the diverse cultures in our society and how this diversity impacts the criminal justice system.

Career Information

A variety of career opportunities are open to students who successfully complete specific portions of this program of study. There is a demand for qualified personnel in such areas as law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Professionally rewarding employment in these areas may be found on the local, state, federal, and private level.

Certificate

Legal Studies Certificate

The legal studies certificate is designed to enhance opportunities for employment in the legal profession.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 345 Law and Society (3) 3
   or SOC 318 Introduction to Crime, Deviance, and Social Control (3)
   or ADMJ 349 Introduction to Crime, Deviance, and Social Control (3)
COMM 311 Argumentation and Debate 3
ENGWR 300 College Composition (3) 3 - 4
   or ENGWR 488 Honors College Composition and Research (4)
ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature (3) 3 - 4
   or ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3)
   or ENGWR 303 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking Through Literature (4)
   or ENGWR 482 Honors Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3)
HIST 310 History of the United States (3) 3
   or HIST 311 History of the United States (3)
   or HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
   or HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis (3)
   or HIST 483 History of the United States - Honors (3)
   or HIST 484 History of the United States - Honors (3)
   or HIST 486 History of the United States: African American Emphasis - Honors (3)
   or HIST 487 History of the United States: African American Emphasis - Honors (3)
POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States (3) 3
   or POLS 481 Introduction to Government: United States - Honors (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4) 3 - 4
   or STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
   or ECON 310 Statistics for Business and Economics (3)
Total Units: 21 - 24

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • effectively communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • identify career opportunities in the legal profession.
  • analyze crime causation, recognize the elements within statues and be familiar with procedures utilities to enforce those statutes.
  • evaluate the complex legal aspects of criminal investigations, law procedures, constitutional law, and case law.
  • identify and explain the purpose and authority of the local, state, and federal courts systems.
  • define and use legal terminology accurately and appropriately.

Career Information

Career opportunities in legal studies have an excellent outlook. Labor Market Information for the greater Sacramento region indicates that there is an undersupply of educational awards in legal studies as compared to the number of projected annual openings for positions in this professional area. This certificate creates opportunities in the legal profession as lawyer, judge, mediator, paralegal, consultant, educator, corporate attorney, court administrator, governmental administrator, or politician.