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Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T)
Administration of Justice (AS)

Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T)

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements
Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following:

  1. The completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.]
  2. A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  3. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with all courses in the major being completed with a grade of “c” or better.

A major of 27 units is required for the associate in science degree. Required core courses (15 units):

1. General Education: Complete one of the following:  
a. CSU General Education Pattern 39 units
b. Ingtersegmental General Education Transfer curriculum 37 units
     
2. Major Core Courses: A major of 18 units is required for the associate in science in administration of justice for transfer degree.

Required core courses: 6 Units
 
AJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 units
AJ 103 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units
     
Select 4 courses from the following (12 units)  
AJ 102 Criminal Procedures
(not required at an CSU campus) 
3 units
AJ 104 Legal Aspects of Evidence
(CSU East Bay, CSU Sacramento)
3 units
AJ 105 Community Relations
(CSU East Bay, CSU Sacramento)
3 units
AJ 111 Criminal Investigations(CSU East Bay, CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernardino, Humboldt
State and San Jose State)
3 units
AJ 120 Juvenile Law & Procedures
(CSU Chico)
3 units
AJ 130 Introduction to Criminal Corrections
(CSU Los Angeles)
3 units
     
3. DOUBLE COUNTING: A maximum of 6 units can be double counted for CSU GE and a maximum of 6 units can be doubled counted for IGETC.  
Total CSU GE and AS-T in Administration of Justice units: 51
Total IGETC and AS-T in Administration of Justice units: 49
 
     
4. Select additional courses, if needed, to achieve the 60 units required for the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degrees

Administration of Justice (AS)

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This degree provides an educational foundation for persons aspiring to careers in law enforcement, probation, parole, court administration, corporate security or custodial corrections.l Students intending to transfer to a four-year institution should discuss their programs with a counselor.l 

The graduate of the AS program in administration of justice will: 

  • Have a fundamental knowledge of the criminal justice system and its primary components. 

A major of 27 units is required for the associate in science degree. Required core courses (15 units):

AJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 units
AJ 102 Criminal Procedures 3 units
AJ 103 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units
AJ 104 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
AJ 105 Community Relations 3 units
     
  Plus a minimum of 12 units selected from the following*:   
AJ 111 Criminal Investigation 3 units
AJ 120 Juvenile Law and Procedures 3 units
AJ 130 Intro to Corrections  3 units
AJ 149 Cooperative Work Experience: Occupational 1-8 units
AJ 189 Independent Projects in Administration of Justice 1-3 units
AJ 305 Police Patrol Procedures 3 units
AJ 306 Technical Police Report Writing 1.5 units
AJ 307 Narcotics Investigations 1.5 units
AJ 308 Drugs and Drug Dependency 1.5 units
AJ 315 Introduction of Criminology 3 units
AJ 199, 399 Special Topics in Administration of Justice 0.5 to 3 units
     
  * Students are encouraged to discuss additional course choices with an academic counselor or the department chair to focus their work upon their area of interest

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