ADT in Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice examines the causes of crime and the structure, procedures, and decision-making processes of agencies that deal with crime management. The program leading to the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) is designed to provide a theoretical background of the criminal justice system in America (police, courts, and corrections) and familiarize students with academic, career and volunteer opportunities in the field.

Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University system, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.

A.S.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Administration of Justice A.S.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehension and appreciation of the connections, contributions, experiences, and potential conflicts of various ethnicities, races, and genders as they interact with the criminal justice components.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the administration of justice system and how the student as an individual understands career opportunities in the field as well as individual / community rights and responsibilities.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of crime causation, roles of the components of the administration of justice system, and social and economic impact of crime on society.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following 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:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. 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.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Required courses:
AJ 101Introduction to the Administration of Justice3
AJ 102Concepts of Criminal Law3
Select two (2) of the following courses:
Legal Aspects of Evidence3
Criminal Investigation3
Juvenile Procedures3
Criminal Court Process3
Community and the Justice System3
Select two (2) of the following courses: 1
Legal Aspects of Evidence3
Criminal Investigation3
Patrol Procedures3
Juvenile Procedures3
Criminal Court Process3
Narcotics and Vice Control3
Community and the Justice System3
Death Investigation3
Introduction to Probation and Parole3
Introduction to Corrections3
Control and Supervision in Corrections3
Correctional Interviewing and Counseling3
Legal Aspects of Corrections3
Introductory Statistics4
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Total Units18-19

 A course may be used only once to fulfill degree requirements.

2-Year Curriculum Map Examples
These maps represent two possible pathways through the program and are only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Note: Co-requisite MATH course (2 units) and/or substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AJ 101 Introduction to the Administration of Justice 3
COUN 160 Strategies for College Success 3
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
MATH 165
Introductory Statistics
or Introductory Statistics - Honors
Winter Term 1
ETHN 101
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
or Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
POLI 103
American Government and Politics
or American Government and Politics - Honors
Spring Term 1
AJ 102 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
AJ 103 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
ENGL 103
Composition and Critical Thinking
or Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
or Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking
or Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking - Honors
SPCH 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Interpersonal Communication - Honors
or Public Address
or Public Address - Honors
or Small Group Communication
Summer Term 1
ARCH 250
History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism
or History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day
or Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History
or Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art
or History of Photography
or Introduction to the Visual Arts
or Motion Picture Appreciation
or Motion Picture Appreciation - Honors
or History of Dance
or History of Rock and Roll
or Introduction to Theatre Arts
or Introduction to Theatre Arts - Honors
Fall Term 2
AJ 109 Criminal Court Process 3
AJ 112 Community and the Justice System 3
KIN 170
Fitness for Life
or Health and Wellness
or Health and Wellness - Honors
or Introduction to Nutrition
BIOL 105
General Biology
or General Biology - Honors
Winter Term 2
HIST 107
History of the United States before 1877
or History of the United States before 1877 - Honors
or History of the United States since 1877
or History of the United States since 1877 - Honors
or History of Women in the United States
Spring Term 2
AJ 105 Criminal Investigation 3
ANTH 210
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
or Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Honors
or Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Psychology - Honors
or Introduction to Sociology
or Introduction to Sociology - Honors
ASTR 115
Planetary Astronomy
or Planetary Astronomy - Honors
or Life In The Universe
or Physical Oceanography
or Introduction to Forest Ecology
or Physical Geography
or Introduction to Weather and Climate
ASL 101
American Sign Language I
or American Sign Language I - Honors
or Chinese I
or Ethnic Voices in Film
or Children's Literature
or Children's Literature - Honors
or Literature of the Bible
or American Food And Culture: Global Origins, History, and Current Impacts
or Great Religions of the World
or Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
or Spanish I
or Spanish I - Honors
 Total Units63

Note: Course selections may affect total unit value.  

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.