Associate Degree for Transfer in Administration of Justice

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree (AS-T in Administration of Justice) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Criminal Justice and Justice Studies. Students completing the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree (AS-T in Administration of Justice) will be able to describe the individual functions and integrations of the components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections; demonstrate skills and knowledge that allow them to successfully complete academic work at a transfer institution; use legal research skills to locate, analyze, and discuss the content of statutory and case law; examine criminal justice and/or social science data and explain their significance; explain the underlying causes of antisocial and criminal behavior; apply Constitutional principles to the practice of criminal justice; articulate, either orally or in writing, concepts or theories applicable to the criminal justice system; apply critical thinking to research, evaluate, analyze and synthesize the appropriate procedures for the collection of evidence and data in criminal case preparation for law enforcement agencies; and develop, organize and write an objective report that meets the legal and detailed requirements of law enforcement agencies.

Students must complete the following ADT requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 1 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units
ADMJ 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units

List A: Two Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 4 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
ADMJ 5 Criminal Investigation 3 units
ADMJ 8 Juvenile Procedures 3 units
ADMJ 21 Community Relations 3 units
ADMJ 41 Introduction to Forensics 3 units
ADMJ 100G Introduction to Corrections 3 units

List B: Two Courses (minimum of 6 units)

Select any course from List A not already used or courses listed below.

Course Number Course Title Units
SOCI 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 4 units
  OR  
MATH 10H Honors Elementary Statistics 4 units
PSYCH 1 General Psychology 3 units
ADMJ 14 Alcohol, Narcotics and Drug Abuse 3 units
ADMJ 15 Sexual Assault Investigation 3 units
ADMJ 23 Police Report Writing 3 units
ADMJ 26 Organized Crime 3 units
ADMJ 32 Motorcycle, Prison and Street Gangs 3 units
ADMJ 33 Introduction to Probation and Parole 3 units
ADMJ 34 Career Planning in Criminal Justice 3 units
ADMJ 36 Firearms Terminology and Safety 3 units
Total Major Units   18–19 units
GE Units (CSU GE or IGETC)   37–39 units
Total Degree Units   60 units

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall, Year 1

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 1 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units

Fall, Year 2

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units

List A: Choose 2 courses (6 units)

Spring, Year 1

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 4 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
ADMJ 41 Introduction to Forensics 3 units

Fall, Year 2

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 5 Criminal Investigation 3 units
ADMJ 8 Juvenile Procedures 3 units
ADMJ 21 Community Relations 3 units

List B: Choose 2 courses (6 units)

Fall, Year 1

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 23 Police Report Writing 3 units

Spring, Year 1

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 36 Firearms Terminology and Safety 3 units
ADMJ 41 Introduction to Forensics 3 units

Fall, Year 2

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 15 Sexual Assault Investigation 3 units
ADMJ 34 Career Planning in Criminal Justice 3 units

Spring, Year 2

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 14 Alcohol, Narcotics, and Drug Abuse 3 units
ADMJ 26 Organized Crime 3 units
ADMJ 32 Motorcycle, Prison, and Street Gangs 3 units
ADMJ 33 Introduction to Probation and Parole 3 units
Required Major Total   6 units
Electives   12 units
Total Units   18–19 units

Associate of Science Degree in Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement

After completing an A.S. degree in Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement, a student will be able to:

  • Interpret and apply established law and rules or evidence to a given law enforcement or corrections related situation
  • Use the appropriate interpersonal communication methodology, techniques or tactics for a given law enforcement or corrections related situation
  • Apply established conflict resolution techniques for a given law enforcement or corrections related situation
  • Identify the appropriate application of force in response to a given law enforcement or corrections related matter or conflict scenario
  • Identify and describe a minimum of one personal methodology for demonstrating an appreciation and respect for different cultures, and the ethnic diversity of a particular community
  • Identify and describe an ethical and professional response when given a personal law enforcement or corrections related matter or conflict scenario.

Required Core Courses (21 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 1 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units
ADMJ 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units
ADMJ 3 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3 units
ADMJ 4 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
ADMJ 5 Criminal Investigation 3 units
ADMJ 21 Community Relations 3 units
ADMJ 23 Police Report Writing 3 units

Elective Courses (9 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 6 Patrol Procedures 3 units
ADMJ 8 Juvenile Procedures 3 units
ADMJ 14 Alcohol, Narcotics & Drug Abuse 3 units
ADMJ 15 Sexual Assault Investigation 3 units
ADMJ 26 Organized Crime 3 units
ADMJ 30A Introduction to Administration of Justice Agencies 3 units
ADMJ 31 Academy Orientation 3 units
ADMJ 32 Motorcycle, Prison, and Street Gangs 3 units
ADMJ 33 Introduction to Probation and Parole 3 units
ADMJ 34 Career Planning in Criminal Justice 3 units
ADMJ 36 Firearms Terminology and Safety 3 units
ADMJ 41 Introduction to Forensics 3 units
ADMJ 91 Directed Studies 1 unit
ADMJ 92 Directed Studies 2 units
ADMJ 92 Directed Studies 3 units
Total Major Units   30 units

To obtain an Associate of Science Degree in Administration of Justice, a student must complete:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements

Recommended Course Sequence

Recommended Course Sequence

Fall, Year 1

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 1 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units
ADMJ 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units
ADMJ 3 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3 units

Spring, Year 1

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 5 Criminal Investigation 3 units
ADMJ 21 Community Relation 3 units
ADMJ 23 Police Report Writing 3 units

Fall, Year 2

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 4 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units

Elective Courses (9 units)

Spring, Year 1

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 8 Juvenile Procedures 3 units
ADMJ 36 Firearms Terminology and Safety 3 units
ADMJ 41 Introduction to Forensics 3 units

Fall, Year 2

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 15 Sexual Assault Investigation 3 units
ADMJ 34 Career Planning in Criminal Justice 3 units

Spring, Year 2

Course Number Course Title Units
ADMJ 14 Alcohol, Narcotics, and Drug Abuse 3 units
ADMJ 26 Organized Crime 3 units
ADMJ 32 Motorcycle, Prison, and Street Gangs 3 units
ADMJ 33 Introduction to Probation and Parole 3 units
Required Major Total   21 units
Electives   9 units
Total Units   30 units
last published: 6/27/18