Contact Information for Administration of Justice

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

The Administration of Justice Associate’s Degree offers specialized electives to enhance a student’s career opportunities.  Students who wish to pursue careers in the following areas are recommended to complete:

Correctional Science

Complete restrictive degree electives ADJ-12, ADJ-50, and ADJ-61

Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Complete restrictive degree electives ADJ-25, ADJ-34, and ADJ-36; and complete as a general elective BUS-18 Legal Environment of Business

Criminal Justice

Complete restrictive degree electives three courses from ADJ-8, ADJ-10, ADJ-30, ADJ-33, ADJ-45, ADJ 51, ADJ-102

Students who have official college transcripts from an approved accredited college proving they have successfully completed a California POST Basic Police Academy, or official documents proving successful completion of a California Basic Correctional Officer Academy or a California Highway Patrol Academy shall receive credit for ADJ 1 and all major elective courses necessary for the Administration of Justice Degree program.
As a result of ongoing changes in technology, the need to expand competencies, and changing transfer requirements, certificate and degree requirements may also change. If you note changes in degrees or certificate requirements, or if courses are not offered in a particular semester, please consult with a counselor or faculty on how best to complete the program in which you are enrolled.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the Administration of Justice Associate's Degree program, a student should be able to:

  • analyze the United States legal system, describing the sources of law, the branches of government, and the federal and state court systems.
  • analyze cases to ascertain legal precedents and apply them to hypothetical fact patterns.
  • demonstrate effective law enforcement report writing skills.
  • compare and contrast legal and illegal narcotics and dangerous drugs.
  • select and apply the appropriate peacekeeping strategy in a multicultural community.

A minimum of 60.0 semester units with a grade of “C” or better must be maintained in all degree-applicable units. Only courses numbered 1-199 may apply toward the Associate Degree. Courses listed below may have prerequisites that must be completed prior to enrolling. Consult a schedule of classes, college catalog, or a counselor for further information.

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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES

Course No.

Course Title

Units

Required Major Course

ADJ-1

Introduction to Administration of Justice

3.0

Required Major Course

ADJ-2

Community Relations: Multicultural Diversity/Discrimination

3.0

Required Major Course

ADJ-3

Concepts of Criminal Law

3.0

Required Major Course

ADJ-4

Criminal Evidence

3.0

Required Major Course

ADJ-5

Criminal Procedures

3.0

Required Major Course

ADJ-11

Law Enforcement Report Writing

3.0

Required Major Course

ADJ-21A

Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

3.0

SUBTOTAL UNITS (21.0)

 

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RESTRICTED MAJOR ELECTIVES (Select a minimum of 9.0 units from the following)

Course No.

Course Title

Units

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-8

Criminal Investigation

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-10

Juvenile Procedures

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-12

Legal Aspects of Corrections

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-25

Introduction to Paralegal/Legal Assistantship

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-30

Sexual Assault Investigation

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-33

Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice Professionals

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-34

Civil Litigation

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-36

Legal Research and Writing

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-45

Special Projects

1.0-3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-50

Introduction to Correctional Science

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-51

Criminology

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-61

Control and Supervision in Corrections

3.0

Restricted Major Elective

ADJ-102

PC 832 Arrest and Firearms

3.5

SUBTOTAL UNITS (≥ 9.0)

 

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ELECTIVES (Courses Numbered 1–199)

Course No.

Course Title

Units

Elective

 

Elective

 

Elective

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL UNITS (≥ 9.0 )

 

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REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

Course No.

Course Title

Units

Natural Sciences (Select a minimum of 3 units from catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences (Select a minimum of 3 units from catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)

 

Humanities (Select a minimum of 3 units from catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)

 

Ethnic Groups in the United States (Select a minimum of 3 units from catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)

 

Language and Rationality (9 Units)

 

A.        Written Composition

ENG-1A

College Composition and Reading

3.0

B.        Communication and Analytical Thinking

MAT-123*

Intermediate Algebra

5.0

            Communication and Analytical Thinking(Select a minimum of 1 unit  from catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)

 

SUBTOTAL UNITS (≥ 21.0)

 

TOTAL UNITS (≥ 60.0)

 

*Completion of MAT-123 or completion of any math in which MAT-123 is a prerequisite with a ‘C’ or better or a score of 70% or greater on the mathematics competency exam

‡ These courses are also Required Major Courses
TRANSFER STUDENTS Completing the AS degree does not meet all the requirements for transfer. Students planning to transfer to a university should follow the requirements of the four-year university. Information on course equivalencies and major preparation requirements for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems are available online at . Please consult with a Hartnell College counselor to review transfer requirements.