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Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AST)

 

 

Administration of justice

The Administration of Justice program prepares students for entry-level positions in criminal justice and for transfer to the California State Universities. There are three components in administration of justice – law enforcement, the court system, and corrections.  Law enforcement is the gateway function and includes police, sheriffs, and federal law enforcement agencies.  The court system is responsible for adjudicating crimes as presented by the prosecutor. The court-room work group includes the judge, the attorneys, bailiffs, court clerks and court reporters. Corrections which comprise incarceration and community-based corrections include custody officers, probation and parole officers, program counselors, and other rehabilitative services.

 

The Administration of Justice department at Los Medanos College offers an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer which can be completed in 2 to 3 years by a full-time student.
The program student learning outcomes or competencies that students will achieve by successfully completing the Associate of Science in Administration for Transfer Degree are:

 

  1. Cite and apply the process of substantive and procedural law.
  2. Analyze and critique the historical developments of the criminal justice system.
  3. Write accurate written reports and demonstrate culturally-sensitive communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to community diversity through ethical service, law enforcement and order maintenance.
  5. Prepare students to take and successfully pass entry-level industry examinations.

 

 The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer requires:

  1. Completion of 60 semester 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 in the Administration of Justice major
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Earning a C or better in all courses required for the Administration of Justice major.

 

Students choosing to transfer are strongly encouraged to see an LMC Counselor since four year college requirements vary widely and are subject to change.

 

 

Required core courses (6 units total):

ADJUS – 110

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

ADJUS – 120

Concepts of Criminal law

3

 

Choose Any Two of the Following Courses (6 units total):

ADJUS – 122

Criminal Trial Process

3

ADJUS – 124

Legal Aspects of Evidence

3

ADJUS – 140

Criminal Investigation

3

ADJUS – 160 

Community and the Justice System  

3
ADJUS – 200 

Introduction to Corrections 

3
ADJUS – 220

Juvenile Procedure 

3

 

Choose Any Two of the Following Courses (minimum 6 units total)

SOCIO – 015

Introduction to Sociology 

3

MATH – 034

Introduction to Statistics 

4

PSYCH - 011

General Psychology  

3

 

Total units required for major is 18-19 Units

 

 

 

 

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