Administration of Justice Department

administration of justice

Chair: Matthew Morrissey
Division: Social Science
Directory: Administration of Justice Department faculty and staff

 Possible career opportunities

Law enforcement study prepares students for a career as a police officer, sheriff's deputy, California Highway Patrol Officer (CHP), Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration Agent (DEA), Secret Service Agent, U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Fish and Game Warden or customs agent. Also correctional officer, parole officer, probation officer, youth counselor, prison warden, or criminologist. An advanced degree is required to become a lawyer, district attorney, public defender, defense lawyer, judge or bailiff.

Associate degree and certificate program information 

Degrees and certificates offered by the Administration of Justice Department

Associate in science degree

  • Administration of justice (ADJUS)


Associate in science for transfer

  •  Administration of justice (ADJUS)   new program


Certificate of achievement

  • Administration of justice (ADJUS)


Certificates of accomplishment

  • Administration of justice - Community relations specialist (ADJUS)
  • Administration of justice - Correctional specialist (ADJUS)
  • Administration of justice - Crime scene investigator (ADJUS)
  • Administration of justice - Criminal law specialist (ADJUS)
  • Administration of justice - Juvenile counseling (ADJUS)
  • Administration of justice - Patrol specialist (ADJUS)


Administration of justice class schedules

spring ADJUS class schedule

summer ADJUS class schedule

fall ADJUS class schedule


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Administration of justice is the field of study dealing with law enforcement, corrections and the judicial system. Within each of these broad areas, the program prepares students for employment either as a civilian or as a sworn officer of the law.

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As an administration of justice student, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the many different fields of employment available under this broad category. You can prepare for successful completion of an approximate 22-week academy program to become a sworn officer in the many various government agencies, or you can prepare for one of the many entry-level civilian positions also available.

Students will learn about:

    • criminal law and criminal procedure,
    • the elements of corrections,
    • police-community relations,
    • collection and evaluation of criminal evidence,
    • the interviewing and counseling process,
    • areas of individual special interest, which may include traffic control, crime lab, criminal investigation, juvenile procedures, patrol procedure, weaponless defense and firearms, correctional philosophy, report writing and current issues.


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