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Administration Of Justice

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Associate Degree for Transfer (AS-T) in Administration of Justice

Required Core Courses: (6 units)

AJ 1 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units
AJ 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units

List A - Two Courses: (6 units)

AJ 4 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
AJ 5 Criminal Investigation 3 units
AJ 08 Juvenile Procedures 3 units
AJ 21 Community Relations 3 units
AJ 41 Introduction to Forensics 3 units
AJ 100G Introduction to Corrections 3 units

List B - Two Courses - Select any course from List A not already used or courses listed below: (minimum of 6 units)

SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 3 units
  OR  
AJ 14 Alcohol, Narcotics and Drug Abuse 3 units
MATH 10H Honors Elementary Statistics 3 units
PSYCH 1 General Psychology 3 units
  OR  
AJ 15 Sexual Assault Investigation 3 units
  OR  
AJ 23 Police Report Writing 3 units
  OR  
AJ 26 Organized Crime 3 units
  OR  
AJ 32 Motorcycle, Prison and Street Gangs 3 units
  OR  
AJ 33 Introduction to Probation and Parole 3 units
  OR  
AJ 34 Career Planning in Criminal Justice 3 units
  OR  
AJ 36 Firearms Terminology and Safety 3 units

 

Major Requirements 18 units
CSU GE Breadth or IGETC Requirements 37-39 units
(Elective units as needed to total 60 units)  
Total Units Required for the Degree and Transfer 60 units 


The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree: 1. will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College; 2. are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system; 3. will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU and not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer. See CSU Similar Degrees by Campus and Discipline/TMC

Associate of Science Degree

Required Courses

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

Plus, any 9 units from the following electives

AJ 6 Patrol Procedures 3 units
AJ 7 Traffic Law and Accident Investigation 3 units
AJ 8 Juvenile Procedures 3 units
AJ 11 Police Photography 3 units
AJ 14 Alcohol, Narcotics & Drug Abuse 3 units
AJ 15 Sexual Assault Investigation 3 units
AJ 16 Women and Justice, New Trends 3 units
AJ 26 Organized Crime 3 units
AJ 27 Computers in Law Enforcement 3 units
AJ 30A/B Justice Field Experience * 3 units
AJ 31 Academy Orientation 3 units
AJ 32 Motorcycle, Prison, and Street Gangs 3 units
AJ 33 Probation and Parole 3 units
AJ 34 Career Planning in Criminal Justice 3 units
AJ 36 Firearms Technology & Safety 3 units
AJ 37A Administration of Justice Internship Seminar ** 3 units
AJ 41 Introduction to Forensics 3 units
AJ 91, 92, 93 Directed Studies 1-3 units
AJ 100G Special Topics 0.5-3 units
AJ 160I PC832, Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure *** 3 units

* Repeatable one time for credit
** Repeatable three times for credit
*** This is a POST course and meets the standards set forth by the California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training

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

  1. All the major requirements (21 units)
  2. Nine (9) units of AJ electives
  3. Additional units to meet college graduation requirements. (Please see a Counselor for additional information.)

NOTE: Administration of Justice majors must take their G.E. requirements outside of the Administration of Justice Department.

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