Administration of Justice (AAS Degree)

Administration of Justice

 

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.
 

 

Degree Information

What courses will I need to take?

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

What will I learn?

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.

How will my placement test scores affect my course sequence?

Depending on your English and/or Math placement scores, you may be required to take an additional course or courses that will increase the posted estimated timeline. Placement tests are given to students to determine their specific knowledge or proficiency in math and English, for the purpose of assigning them to the appropriate courses. Test scores are valid for two years. Students can also use their ACT or SAT scores to place them into math and English courses.

Tracks based on current degree minimum requirements for English and Math.
 

English/Reading

Track 1:

ENG 095
ENG 099 + RDG 099
ENG 101
ENG 102

Track 2:

ENG 095
RDG 099
ENG 101A  (combines ENG 099 + ENG 101)
ENG 102

 

Math

Track 1:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 097
MAT 142

Track 2:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 140 (combines MAT 097 + MAT 142)


Work with an advisor to ensure completion of your pathway in a timely manner.