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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

The Administration of Justice program is a study of the United States of America’s criminal justice system used by local, state, and federal level government. Students will learn about the interactions and relationships of the three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, judiciary and corrections. If your goal is to work within the criminal justice field, this program will equip you to meet high academic standards and develop professional skills to be completive in the workforce.
 
West Los Angeles College Administration of Justice program is a state recognized program offering both an academic series of courses leading to a transfer to a four-year university and a series of courses leading toward an Associates of Art Degree, Associates Transfer Degree, or Certificate to assist with job placement or career development. In addition to the Associate of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice, we offer other public safety options in both Corrections and Fire Technology. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the education necessary to gain entry into and for career promotion in the criminal justice field. The curriculum is offered on campus or online format.
 

AWARD

TYPE

GRAD PLAN

REQ COURSES UNITS

TOTAL  MAJOR UNITS

TOTAL REQ’D UNITS

Admin of Justice

AA

GE

36

36

60+

Admin of Justice

AS-T

GE 

18

18

60*

+ At least 60 degree applicable units (36 total major units and  GE Plan units) are required to earn an Associate Degree.

* Required course units and completion of CSU Breadth or IGETC Requirements.

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Associates DegreeAdministration of Justice

Associate of Science for Transfer Degree (AS-T)

Requirements

The Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer is designed to address the principles and practices of the criminal justice system. It will serve students who wish to prepare themselves for one of several careers in the criminal justice field. The program is an interdisciplinary approach with academic and professional coursework to enhance the students’ training. Therefore, the program provides preparation for employment as well as transfer to the CSU. Students who successfully complete the transfer degree in Administration of Justice will be admitted to the CSU with a major in Criminal Justice or Criminology.
 
Students who successfully complete the Associate in Science degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer will be guaranteed admission to a California State University. The AS degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer meets the requirements for SB1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer. The degrees were developed to ease the transfer process for students to the CSU.
MAJOR CODE: 2105.00

Required Courses

Units

Adm Jus 1

Introduction To Administration Justice

3

Adm Jus 2

Concepts Of Criminal Law

3

List A: Choose Two Courses (6 Units)

Adm Jus 3

Legal Aspects Of Evidence

3

Adm Jus 4

Principles & Procedures Justice System

3

Adm Jus 5

Criminal Investigation

3

Adm Jus 8

Juvenile Procedures

3

Adm Jus 67

Community Relations I

3

Adm Jus 75

Introduction To Corrections

3

List B: Choose Two Courses (6 or 7 Units)

Math 227

Statistics

4

Psych 1

General Psychology I

3

Soc 1

Introduction To Sociology

3

Total Required Course Units

18 or 19

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Associates Degree

Administration of Justice

Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

Requirements

The Administration of Justice Associate of Arts program is a study of the United States of America’s criminal justice system used by local, state, and federal level government. Students will learn about the interaction and relationship of the criminal justice system’s three major components: law enforcement, judiciary and corrections If your goal is to work within the Criminal Justice field, this program will equip you to meet high academic standards and develop professional skills. 

(41 Units and GE Plan) + All other West requirements for Associate Degree

MAJOR CODE: 2105.00

Required Courses 

Units

Adm Jus 1

Introduction To Administrative Justice

3

Adm Jus 2

Concepts Of Criminal Law

3

Adm Jus 3

Legal Aspects Of Evidence

3

Adm Jus 4

Principles & Procedures Justice System

3

Adm Jus 5

Criminal Investigation

3

Adm Jus 8

Juvenile Procedures

3

Adm Jus 14

Report Writing For Peace Officers

3

Adm Jus 67

Community Relations I

3

Adm Jus 75

Introduction To Corrections

3

Adm Jus 160

Police Organization & Administration

3

Elective Courses Units - Choose 6 Units From The Following:

Adm Jus 6

Patrol Procedures

3

Adm Jus 60

Arrest, Search, And Seizure

3

Adm Jus 62

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3

Total Required Units + 6 Elective Units 36

36

Total Required  Degree Units 

60