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Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice A.A. Degree

Law Enforcement, Option 1

Law Enforcement, Option 2 (Police Academy)

Corrections Option

Adminstration of Justice Certificate of Completion

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Option 2 (Police Academy)

Corrections Option

Program Learning Outcomes: After completing the Administration of Justice major a student will be able to:

  • define and utilize key terms, concepts, and theories in the criminal justice system.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the history, structure, and processes of law enforcement, the judicial system, correctional system, and the juvenile justice system.
  • reflect critically on developments in criminal justice policy and the relationship of these policies to the wider political and social environment.
  • compare and evaluate diverse and competing arguments and analysis in disciplinary (justice system) and interdisciplinary contexts.
  • interpret, assess and compare competing types of evidence and data.
  • demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of their analysis and understanding.

Administration of Justice A.A. Degree Law Enforcement, Option 1

The law enforcement program provides a course of study to prepare students for employment in private security and public law enforcement agencies, including: state parks, municipal police, game wardens, probation officers, county deputy sheriffs, county and state correctional officers and the federal government.

The program also prepares students for transfer to UC and CSU bachelors programs.

AJ 10    Introduction to the Administration of Justice         3    units
AJ 12    Criminal Procedures                                   3    units
AJ 14    Criminal Law                                          3    units
AJ 16    Introduction to Evidence                              3    units
AJ 18    Community and Human Relations                         3    units

Choose 6 units:
    AJ 6    Introduction to Conflict Resolution        (3 units)
    AJ 19    Introduction to Investigation             (3 units)
    AJ 20    Juvenile Law and Procedure                (3 units)
    AJ 21    Narcotics and Drug Abuse                  (3 units)
    AJ 24    Administration of Justice Interviewing and Report Writing (3 units)
    AJ 173    Fundamentals of Probation and Parole     (3 units)

                                                               6    units
Total Units for Major:                                        21    UNITS

Plus completion of general education requirements             units vary

Total Units Required for A.A.:                     minimum of 60    UNITS

Administration of Justice Certificate of Completion Law Enforcement, Option 1

This program provides a course of study to prepare students for employment in private or public agencies which are wide and varied.

The certificate program is an option for students whose employment objectives are with agencies who require less than an A.A. degree.

AJ 10    Introduction to Administration  of  Justice      3     units
AJ 12    Criminal Procedure                               3     units
AJ 14    Criminal Law                                     3     units
AJ 16    Introduction to Evidence                         3     units
AJ 18    Community and Human Relations                    3     units


Choose 6 units:
    AJ 6    Introduction to Conflict Resolution    (3 units)
    AJ 19    Introduction to Investigation         (3 units)
    AJ 20    Juvenile Law and Procedure            (3 units)
    AJ 21    Narcotics and Drug Abuse              (3 units)
    AJ 24    Administration of Justice Interviewing and Report Writing  (3 units)
    AJ 173    Fundamentals of Probation and Parole (3 units)

                                                           6    units

Total Units for Certificate of Completion:                21     UNITS

Administration of Justice A.A. Degree Law Enforcement, Option 2 (Police Academy)

The law enforcement program provides a course of study to prepare students for employment in private and public law enforcement agencies.

For specific police academy information and scheduling, contact the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. See ad on next page.

JLE 100     Basic Police Academy                         22    units

Choose 6 units:
    AJ 6    Introduction to Conflict Resolution    (3 units)
    AJ 19    Introduction to Investigation         (3 units)
    AJ 20    Juvenile Law and Procedure            (3 units)
    AJ 21    Narcotics and Drug Abuse              (3 units)
    AJ 24    Administration of Justice Interviewing 
             and Report Writing                    (3 units)
    AJ 173    Fundamentals of Probation and Parole (3 units)

                                                          6    units

Total Units for Major:                                   28    UNITS


Plus completion of general education requirements        units vary


Total Units Required for A.A.:                minimum of 60    UNITS

Administration of Justice Certificate of Completion Law Enforcement, Option 2 (Police Academy)

This program provides a course of study to prepare students for employment in private or public agencies which are wide and varied.

Interested students should contact the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium.

JLE 100      Basic Police Academy                          22    units
Choose 6 units:
    AJ 6    Introduction to Conflict Resolution    (3 units)
    AJ 19    Introduction to Investigation         (3 units)
    AJ 20    Juvenile Law and Procedure            (3 units)
    AJ 21    Narcotics and Drug Abuse              (3 units)
    AJ 24    Administration of Justice Interviewing 
             and Report Writing                    (3 units)
    AJ 173    Fundamentals of Probation and Parole (3 units)
                                                             6    units

Total Units for Certificate of Completion:                  28    UNITS

Administration of Justice A.A. Degree Corrections Option

Corrections is that part of the criminal justice system that deals with both juveniles and adults who have been charged with or convicted of a criminal offense. It involves working with the individual at the local, state, or federal level of government.

Corrections professionals subscribe to the philosophy of protecting society and aiding in the rehabilitation of the offender. The Corrections Option is designed to expose the student to different aspects of the correctional system.

AJ 10     Introduction to the Administration of Justice                    3    units
AJ 12     Criminal Procedures                                              3    units
AJ 14     Criminal Law                                                     3    units
AJ 170    Introduction to Corrections                                     3    units
AJ 171    Institutional Supervision & Treatment of the Offender           3    units

Choose 6 units:
    AJ 6     Introduction to Conflict Resolution    (3 units)
    AJ 19    Introduction to Investigation         (3 units)
    AJ 20    Juvenile Law and Procedure            (3 units)
    AJ 21    Narcotics and Drug Abuse              (3 units)
    AJ 24    Administration of Justice Interviewing and Report Writing  (3 units)
    AJ 173   Fundamentals of Probation and Parole (3 units)
                                                                           6    units    
                                                                          15    units
Total Units for Major:                                                    21    UNITS


Plus completion of general education requirements                       units vary


Total Units Required for A.A.:                                  minimum of 60    UNITS 

Administration of Justice Certificate of Completion Corrections Option

The correctional program is designed to expose the student to different aspects of the correctional system.

AJ 170    Introduction to Corrections                  3    units
AJ 171    Institutional Supervision and Treatment 
          of the Offender                              3    units
AJ 172    Fundamentals of Interviewing and Counseling  3    units
AJ 173    Fundamentals of Probation and Parole         3    units
AJ 32     Fundamentals of Crime and Delinquency        3    units
AJ 190    Internship (or equivalent or elective)       3    units


Total Units for Certificate of Completion:            18    UNITS


Recommended AJ electives: AJ 19, 20, 21, 24

South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium

As a member of the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, Gavilan College offers courses for students who are interested in Correctional Officer, Law Enforcement, Reserve Police Officer, Dispatcher, Fire Technology, Probation Officer, or Juvenile Hall Counselor careers. The Consortium is funded by all colleges regionally to provide vocational specific training which may require special facilities, special training conditions or is presented outside of the regular schedule of college classes.

The application and registration process is completed at the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium Center located near the Evergreen Valley College campus. Although open to the public, the majority of these courses are intended to serve the “already employed”. If you have questions about these courses, or if you would like information about a career in any of these programs, please call (408) 270-6458 or visit the web page at www.safetytraining.cc.ca.us.

Last modified: October 5, 2006
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