ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

Administration of Justice Associate in Science

The Administration of Justice program focuses on the study of law enforcement in the United States with the primary emphasis on California law, procedures, and evidence. The student gains an insight into the history of law enforcement, the evolution of law, both Constitutional and statutory, investigative techniques, report writing, evidence, and criminal procedure. Upon successful completion of the Administration of Justice degree program, the student will have a general, but very practical knowledge of modern law enforcement in the United States and an in-depth knowledge of California criminal laws and techniques. Target occupations typical to this major include Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Highway Patrol Officer, Correctional Officer, FBI Agent, DEA Agent, Secret Service Agent, Customs Officer, Border Patrol Officer, Evidence Technician, Security Officer, Loss Prevention Officer, and Private Investigator. NOTE: Most law enforcement agencies have extensive testing procedures prior to hiring including written, oral, and psychological tests and require the applicant to complete additional rigorous academy training prior to being hired. Most federal agencies require a bachelor’s degree prior to appointment. Security officers employed in the state of California must take additional courses and pass state approved examinations in order to meet state mandates.


Student Learning Outcome

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge for academic training in the Police Academy.

Recommended Pathway to Completion: Administration of Justice-AS


Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement

The Administration of Justice program focuses on the study of law enforcement in the United States with the primary emphasis on California law, procedures, and evidence. The student gains an insight into the history of law enforcement, the evolution of law, both Constitutional and statutory, investigative techniques, report writing, evidence, and criminal procedure. Upon successful completion of the Administration of Justice degree program, the student will have a general, but very practical knowledge of modern law enforcement in the United States and an in-depth knowledge of California criminal laws and techniques. Target occupations typical to this major include Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Highway Patrol Officer, Correctional Officer, FBI Agent, DEA Agent, Secret Service Agent, Customs Officer, Border Patrol Officer, Evidence Technician, Security Officer, Loss Prevention Officer, and Private Investigator. NOTE: Most law enforcement agencies have extensive testing procedures prior to hiring including written, oral, and psychological tests and require the applicant to complete additional rigorous academy training prior to being hired. Most federal agencies require a bachelor’s degree prior to appointment. Security officers employed in the state of California must take additional courses and pass state approved examinations in order to meet state mandates.


Student Learning Outcome

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge for academic training in the Police Academy.

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

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete:

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.
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.
 
Associate Degrees for Transfer also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AS-T in Administration of Justice. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit http://www.canyons.edu for more information.
 
Student Learning Outcome
Analyze, interpret, and evaluate concepts related to the administration of justice.
 
Recommended Pathway to Completion: Administration of Justice -AS-T