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Major Roadmaps

Simplifying the path


administration of justice


This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.



Consult with a Los Medanos Counselor for help planning your schedule. Vist the Administration of Justice website for more information about this program. Students that are interested in the Law Enforcement Academy can find information here.


Degrees and Certificates:

Fall     Spring    
  3 unitsADJUS-110       3 unitsADJUS-120    
  12 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)       3 unitsADJUS-220    
          3 unitsADJUS-122 (For Criminal Investigation) ARROW  
          ADJUS 160 Community & Justice System (Not needed for Criminal Investigation)3 units   Certificate in Criminal Law
          6 unitsArt 072 Intro to photography (For Criminal Investigation or GE)    


Fall year 2



Fall year 2

  3 unitsADJUS-124 (only for Criminal Investigation)       3 unitsADJUS-140 (Not required for AS) ARROW Certificate in Criminal Investigation and Certificate of achievment
  ADJUS Electives* (AS only) 6 units       GE/Electives (AS only) 15    
  GE/Electives (AS only)12 units            

AS in Administration
of Justice - 60 Units



*(May not be transferrable to universities - please see a counselor)



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Administration of justice Program


Administration of Justice Careers

Careers in this field can be divided into three categories: Law enforcement, the court system, and corrections. Positions in law enforcement are not limited to police officers and the sherrif's department. Students can also work for as special agents, inspectors and aides for the ATF, homeland security, customs and various other government agencies. The court systems provide administrative and counseling opportunities. Positions in corrections range from law enforcement to parole, probation, and counseling positions.


Administration of Justice Salary Averages in California:

Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $30.40 - $62.08/hour

Police Officer: $24.79 - $53.15/hour

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists: $25.55 - $48.46/hour

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents: $30.40 - $62.08/hour

Information gathered by Career One Stop (www.careerinfonet.org) which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2012


Associate's Degree and College Skills Certificates

The College Skills Certificates for a Criminal Investigations Specialist and Criminal Law Specialist may be obtained by completing the classes outlined above.


An Associate of Science Degree in Administration of Justice may be obtained by completing 18 units of required courses in the program, a minimum of 12 units in Administration of Justice electives (shown above), 18-19 units of General Education requirements (plus any math or English prerequisites if you didn't assess into MATH-030 and/or ENGL-100), and enough general electives to bring the total units up to 60.


Students planning to transfer to obtain a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice should meet with a counselor and refer to www.assist.org as the requirements for a BS/BA are different than for the AS Degree.