Administration of Justice

Degree Information

Administration of Justice

Associates in Science in Administration of Justice For Transfer

Required Courses:

Dept. /No.   Title      Units
CJ-001 Introduction to Criminal Justice – 3
CJ-002 Criminal Law -3

List A – Select two (6 units) courses:
CJ-003, CJ-005A, CJ-006, CJ-010, CJ-030 – 6

List B – Select two (6 units) courses:
Course from List A not already used, SOC-001, SOC-003 or MATH-014, CJ-007 or
CJ-032, PSY-001 – 6

Total Units for the Major – 18-19
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units – 37-39
Transferable elective units as needed. 
Advisor: C. Steenberg

Administration of Justice for Transfer Overview

The Associate in Science Degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer is designed for students pursuing degrees in Criminal Justice or Administration of Justice. A degree in Administration of Justice enables students to pursue careers in law enforcement, private security, Corrections/Rehabilitation, and various courts and legal occupations. Successful completion of the transfer degree in Criminal Justice guarantees the student acceptance to a local California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.

This degree includes the following completion 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:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
(B) 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:
1. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will identify minimum qualifications and entry-level skills for fire fighter hiring. The student will be able to describe the following elements: application process; written exam process; physical agility exam, oral interview, chief’s interview; background investigation; and fire fighter probationary process. Students will identify fire service history, culture and diversity. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development)

2. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will demonstrate the ability to analyze, appraise and evaluate fire and emergency incidents and identify components of emergency management and fire fighter safety including: Size-up, report on conditions, Incident Command System; RECEO; 10 Standard Firefighting Orders; 18 Situations that Shout “Watch Out”; and common factors associated with injuries and line of duty deaths. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, and Personal Development)
3. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to identify and comprehend laws, regulations, codes and
standards that influence fire department operations, and identify regulatory and advisory organizations that create and mandate  them, especially in the areas of fire prevention, building codes and ordinances, and firefighter health and safety. (Institutional
SLOs: Information Competency)
4. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program the student will be able to analyze the causes of fire, determine extinguishing
agents and methods, differentiate the stages of the fire and fire development, and compare methods of heat transfer. (Institutional
SLOs: Critical Thinking)
5. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to calculate fl ow requirements for fire apparatus,
diagram a pump and plumbing schematic for fi re apparatus, and apply mathematic formulae to hydraulics problems. (Institutional
SLOs: Critical Thinking)
6. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will identify and describe the apparatus used in the fire service,
and the equipment and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development)
7. Upon completion of the fi re technology program, the student will identify and describe common types of building construction
and conditions associated with structural collapse and firefighter safety. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking)
8. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program the student will differentiate between fire detection and fire suppression
systems. Student will design and diagram a wet and dry fi re protection system, and identify alarm system components and their
operations. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking)

Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.