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Administration of Justice

 
This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

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.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Administration of Justice (CER)
Total Credits Required
15
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.

This program replaces:
CCL/5008 Administration of Justice - Comprehensive
CCL/5327 Justice Studies
CCL/5837 Administration of Justice
CCL/5861N Justice Studies

What You'll Learn
  • Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. (AJS101, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240)
  • Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)
  • Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences. (AJS101, AJS230, AJS240)
  • Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS230, AJS240)
  • Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. (AJS101, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240)
  • 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)
  • Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. (AJS101, AJS230, AJS240)
  • Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)
  • Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:15
AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
 
AJS109Substantive Criminal Law (3) or
AJS260Procedural Criminal Law (3)3
 
AJS123Ethics and the Administration of Justice3
AJS230The Police Function3
AJS240The Corrections Function3

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