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Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice Program is designed to prepare men and women for careers within the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to:  law enforcement, the courts, probation and parole, corrections, and the various social service agencies that support the criminal justice system. It is interdisciplinary in nature and provides the student with a broad knowledge of the conceptual occupational issues and concerns existent within the criminal justice system.  The program also provides criminal justice practitioners with the opportunity for continued education and academic growth and development.

Certificates of Completion (CCL) are offered in Administration of Justice and in Evidence Technology.

Why Administration of Justice @ EMCC?

All AJS courses are taught by criminal justice system practitioners or by retired criminal justice practitioners who have years of experience working within the criminal justice arena.  The faculty is or has consisted of police chiefs/command officers/investigative personnel, etc, crime scene specialists, probation supervisory personnel, attorneys, and corrections administrators.  This reflects highly on the quality of education our students are receiving.

The AJS program offers internship opportunities with several partnership criminal justice agencies. 

The AJS program has an Administration of Justice Club, an active student organization designed to provide educational and leadership opportunities to the interested student.  EMCC is on the leading edge within the Maricopa Community College District and in the community with a very successful reputation and program.

Career and Employment Outlook: 

The certificate in Administration of Justice is designed to prepare students for careers within the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to:  law enforcement, the courts, probation and parole, corrections, and the various social service agencies that support the criminal justice system. It is interdisciplinary in nature and provides the student with a broad knowledge of the conceptual occupational issues and concerns existent within the criminal justice system.  The program also provides criminal justice practitioners with the opportunity for continued education and academic growth and development.

The certificate in Evidence Technology prepares students for careers as police or civilian crime scene technicians.  The program provides comprehensive instruction in crime scene photography, fingerprint classification and processing, crime scene investigation and search techniques, collection, packaging, and processing of evidence, chemical processing of evidence, and related skills such as, proper courtroom demeanor.

Transfer Options:

Maricopa Degree Options
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Associate in Arts (AA) Bachelor of Arts
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Bachelor of Applied Science
Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program
This program has an MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program) option. For more information about the MAPP program and to find additional information, see the MAPP page.