Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid
Effective term: 
2019 Fall
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 
Shared by: CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice program is designed to be interdisciplinary by nature and provides students with foundational knowledge of the criminal justice system and operational processes for addressing crime within society. This program also examines diverse populations and communities, and their effects on relationships with the criminal justice system. In addition, this program allows students to familiarize themselves with and evaluate various career opportunities in the criminal justice field and is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice.

Program notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program. ++ indicates any suffixed courses.

Admission criteria


AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109Substantive Criminal Law (3) or
AJS260Procedural Criminal Law (3) 3
AJS123Ethics and the Administration of Justice 3
AJS230The Police Function 3
AJS240The Corrections Function 3
  1. Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. (AJS101, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240)
  2. Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)
  3. Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences. (AJS101, AJS230, AJS240)
  4. Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS230, AJS240)
  5. Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. (AJS101, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240)
  6. Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, and current issues to criminal justice operations. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)
  7. Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. (AJS101, AJS230, AJS240)
  8. Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)
  9. Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)