Administration of Justice (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

The Administration of Justice AAS program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in the criminal justice arena. This program teaches students specific knowledge and skills, which will assist in securing employment in a wide variety of law enforcement and corrections/juvenile detention positions.

General Education Requirements (29 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

Collge Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 or higher.

College Mathematics

5

Arts/Humanities (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses

 

6

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses 

Recommended: SOC 210 or SOC 215.

6

Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)

 

 

Two courses

 

8

Degree Core Requirements (33 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

AJS 101

Intro to Administration of Justice

3

AJS 105

Juvenile Detention Studies

3

AJS 110

The Correction Function

3

AJS 120

Substantive Criminal Law

3

AJS 150

Rules of Criminal Procedure

3

AJS 160

Police Administration

3

AJS 200

Community Relations

3

AJS 220

Rules of Evidence

3

AJS 230

Crime & Deviant Behavior

3

AJS 240

Juvenile Justice Procedure

3

AJS 280

Criminology

3

Outcomes

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Prepare students for upper division course work and the attainment of a bachelor’s degree in related fields of study or.

  • Understand the structure of the criminal justice system and the functions of its’ main constituents: official agencies, citizens, and their elected representatives.

  • Acquire the major communication skills required of most criminal justice practitioners including the development of effective written and oral communications consistent with the criminal justice field.

  • Use knowledge of other cultures, politics, ethics, and human rights to positively impact the community, work place, and the physical environment around us.

  • Provide students with the resources to investigate careers within the criminal justice system.

  • Prepare students with skills necessary to enter the criminal justice workforce with specialized training in such areas as detention/corrections officer or emergency communications dispatcher.