ADT in Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice examines the causes of crime and the structure, procedures, and decision-making processes of agencies that deal with crime management. The program leading to the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) is designed to provide a theoretical background of the criminal justice system in America (police, courts, and corrections) and familiarize students with academic, career and volunteer opportunities in the field.

Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University system, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

  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:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. 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.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Required courses:
AJ 101Introduction to the Administration of Justice3
AJ 102Concepts of Criminal Law3
Select two (2) of the following courses:
Legal Aspects of Evidence3
Criminal Investigation3
Juvenile Procedures3
Criminal Court Process3
Community and the Justice System3
Select two (2) of the following courses: 1
Legal Aspects of Evidence3
Criminal Investigation3
Patrol Procedures3
Juvenile Procedures3
Criminal Court Process3
Narcotics and Vice Control3
Community and the Justice System3
Death Investigation3
Introduction to Probation and Parole3
Introduction to Corrections3
Control and Supervision in Corrections3
Correctional Interviewing and Counseling3
Legal Aspects of Corrections3
Introductory Statistics4
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Total Units18-19

A.S.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Administration of Justice A.S.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehension and appreciation of the connections, contributions, experiences, and potential conflicts of various ethnicities, races, and genders as they interact with the criminal justice components.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the administration of justice system and how the student as an individual understands career opportunities in the field as well as individual / community rights and responsibilities.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of crime causation, roles of the components of the administration of justice system, and social and economic impact of crime on society.