Administration of Justice

Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer AS-T

Students who complete Criminal Justice courses will utilize the Community Policing philosophy of partnerships to interact with and influence the diverse community that the Criminal Justice System serves. Students completing the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T in Administration of Justice), will acquire the practical knowledge and skills to successfully pass the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement vocational entrance exams and academy programs and will be prepared to transfer to the California State University (CSU) system as a Criminal Justice major, or a similar major.

Public concern with rising crime rates and the increasing role of law enforcement in public service work has contributed to the growth of criminal justice agencies throughout the nation. There is a broad range of employment opportunities for men and women in all components of the Criminal Justice System. The AS-T in Administration of Justice offers an education to students in the  varied aspects of law enforcement, court procedures and corrections. A foundation of knowledge is provided for those interested in becoming competitive candidates for these rewarding and challenging positions.

To earn an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer, students must complete the following:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA.
  3. Completion of 18 specified major units. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better (title 5 § 55063).
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) pattern.

Required Courses


CJ M01

Introduction to Criminal Justice


CJ M02

Concepts of Criminal Law


CJ M03

Community Relations


CJ M05

Principles and Procedures of the Justice System


Select Two Courses From the Following


CJ M04 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
CJ M06 Criminal Justice Report Writing 3
CJ M11 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ M14 Juvenile Procedures 3
CJ M41 Introduction to Probation, Parole and Corrections 3
Total Units   18