ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Associate in Arts and Certificates of Achievement and Accomplishment
The Administration of Justice degree or certificate prepares students for a career in criminal justice. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, the student will gain the ability to apply principles of the justice system, constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure, human relations, and concepts of criminal law as well as demonstrate proficiency in report writing and record keeping. Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) criteria. Administration of Justice 100 is required of all pre-employment Administration of Justice students pursuing an Associate of Science degree or seeking immediate employment. AJ 100 is not required of the employed officer or of the student enrolling in a specialized course within the 100-200 series. All students enrolled in this major should be aware of the physical requirements for employment in the law enforcement area. The pre-employment student should secure a complete physical examination from a licensed physician, preferably one who specializes in examination for law enforcement agencies. The applicant failing a medical examination should consult with instructors before applying for employment with a police agency.
Estimated Average Annual Earnings: $32,300 - $53,500