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Administration of Justice

Degree(s)

Transfer:
A.S.-T in Administration of Justice for Transfer
(using General Education Requirements Option B or C)

See also:
A.A. Liberal Arts - Social & Behavioral Science Emphasis

Non-Transfer:
A.S. in Administration of Justice
(with General Education Requirements Option A)

Certificate(s)

Certificate in Administration of Justice

Employment Concentration Certificate(s)

Computer Forensics
Corrections
Private Security and Loss Prevention

instructor William Farrar at the Riverside County Coroners office

San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
1-800-624-5561
Ricardo Martinez 
Office (951) 487-3505
rmartinez@msjc.edu

Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
1-800-452-3335
William Farrar
Office (951) 639-5505
wfarrar@msjc.edu

Program Description

The scope of the program in Administration of Justice and Corrections is designed to prepare students for entry into careers within the criminal justice field. The program provides the students with a basic understanding of a variety of criminal justice positions at the federal, state, county and municipal levels. Courses include introduction to law enforcement and criminal justice, criminal law and evidence, criminal procedures, juvenile procedures, tactical communication and report writing, traffic investigation, community relations, criminal investigations, vice and narcotics, introduction to criminology, introduction to terrorism, introduction to private security, introduction to criminalistics, probation and parole, and a variety of corrections courses. These courses provide the student with a base of knowledge that will serve them well regardless of the criminal justice field they choose, i.e., police officer, deputy sheriff, highway patrol, border patrol, corrections, probation/parole, homeland security, private security or investigator, FBI, or civilian support such emergency communications, crime analysis, forensic technician or property/evidence technician.

For individuals currently working in the field there may be potential for salary and/or career advancement. Many agencies require entry level and current personnel to possess a certain level of education to be hired or to be eligible for promotion. The Certificate/Associate degree (A.S.) or the Associate degree for transfer (A.S.-T) provide that level of education.