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Administration of Justice


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

A.S. in Administration of Justice 
(with General Education Requirements Option A)



Certificate in Administration of Justice


Employment Concentration Certificate(s)

Computer Forensics
Private Security and Loss Prevention

instructor William Farrar at the Riverside County Coroners office

San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
Ricardo Martinez 
Office (951) 487-3505

Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
William Farrar
Office (951) 639-5505

Program Description

The scope of the program in administration of justice and corrections is designed to prepare the student for entry into careers in the criminal justice system. The program provides the student with a basic understanding of a variety of criminal justice positions at the federal, state, county and municipal level. The course of study involves an introduction to law enforcement and criminal justice, criminal law and evidence, juvenile and criminal procedures, public safety report writing, traffic investigation and control, community relations, criminal investigations, criminology, correctional courses, and vice and narcotics control. 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, corrections, probation or parole, private security or investigator, FBI, or civilian support such emergency communications, crime analysis, 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.) provide that level of education.