Associate in Science for Transfer: Administration of Justice
The Administration of Justice Program (AOJ) is designed to provide professional courses in AOJ fields for the pre-service student, and for the criminal justice employee preparing for promotional exams or to upgrade or maintain skills and knowledge. At Shasta College, you will receive occupational training for both the entrance and promotional levels of AOJ agencies and allied services. With additional general education courses, you will also be able to fulfill the requirements to transfer to a four-year college with junior standing. A variety of agencies exist at the federal, state and local levels of government; and also through private industry.


Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate their knowledge of the evolution of the justice system, its objectives, role and trends through discussion and examinations.
  2. Demonstrate their knowledge of the basics of California criminal law and the core principles that drive the police and course, through discussion and examinations.
  3. Demonstrate their knowledge of the basics of evidence collection, chain of evidence and submission of evidence and legal requirements for the handling of evidence through discussion and examinations.
  4. Demonstrate their knowledge of the California Court Criminal System, law enforcement report writing and court testimony through examination and discussion.
  5. Demonstrate their knowledge in the basics of criminal investigation and how the process leads to submission to the District Attorney, court system and corrections, through examination and discussion.
  6. Demonstrate their knowledge of how policy/community relations intertwine into community relations through examination and discussion.


In addition to the 37-39 unit general education pattern for CSU or IGETC, students must complete the core courses listed below for the Associate in Arts in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree. Students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a C or better in each major course. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in this major.

 S​uggested Sequences of Classes for Associate in Science in Administration of Justice


Semester Offered\Method of Instruction
Semester 1 (Fall) 
Course Course Name Units Fall Spring Summer
Choose two of the following required core courses:
ADJU10 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units FF,O,ITV FF,O FF,O
ADJU15 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units FF ITV, O
​Or ​General Education Course
​And ​Choose any one of the following AOJ courses from List A:
​ADJU16 ​Legal Aspects of Evidence ​3 units


​ADJU17 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System​ 3 units FF​ ITV​
​ADJU18 ​Community Relations ​3 units O, ​ITV ​FF, O
​ADJU22 ​Juvenile Procedures ​3 units ​O, ITV ​O
​ADJU40 Introduction to Corrections 3 units O FF,ITV​
​Or ​General Education Course
​And Choose any one of the following AOJ/Gen Ed Courses from list B:
​ADJU45 ​Criminal Street Gangs ​3 units ​FF
​MATH 14 ​Introduction to Statistics ​4 units
PSYC 1A​ ​General Psychology ​3 units
​SOC 1 ​Introduction to Sociology ​3 units​
Semester 2 (Spring)
ADJU15 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units FF ITV, O
OR General Education Course

AND Choose any one of the following AOJ courses from List A:  ​

ADJU16​ Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units O ​FF
​ADJU18 ​Community Relations 3 units
​ADJU20 Principles of Investigation ​3 units ​FF ​FF
​ADJU22 ​Juvenile Procedures 3 units
​ADJU26 ​Courtroom Testimony & Report Writing ​3 units ​FF
​ADJU40 ​Introduction to Corrections ​3 units ​FF
​OR ​General Education Course
​AND ​Choose any one of the following AOJ/Gen Ed courses from List B:
​ADJU46 ​Narcotic and Drug Abuse 3 units​​
​MATH14 ​Introduction to Statistics  units
​PSYC1A ​General Psychology​  units
​SOC1 ​Introduction to Sociology  units

Restricted Electives (Choose six units):
Traffic Control and Investigation 3 units
​ADJU 21 ​Police Field​ Operations 3 units ​FF
​ADJU 22 ​Juvenile Procedures 3 units ​O,ITV ​O
ADJU 24 Multi-Cultural Issues/Law Enforcement 3 units
ADJU 25 Substantive Law
3 units

ADJU 30 Wildlife Law Enforcement 3 units
​ADJU 40 ​Introduction to Corrections 3 units O​ ITV​
​ADJU 41 ​Fundamentals of Crime and Delinquency 3 units FF,O​
​ADJU 42 ​Interviewing and Counseling 3 units ITV​
​ADJU 45 ​Criminal Street Gangs 3 units FF​
​ADJU 46 ​Narcotic and Drug Abuse 3 units FF​ FF​
​CIS 1* ​Computer Literacy Workshop 3 units
Required for Major: 30 units
Additional General Ed Total: 18 units
General Electives: 12 units
Degree Total = 60**
  Key to table abbreviations
O = Course is Offered Online 
ITV = Course is offered through Interactive Video 
FF = Course is offered Face to Face (in-person)
HYB = Hybrid
* May be used to fulfill CSU General Education requirements.  See a counselor.

**Please Note: Number will vary depending on units that double count.  Calculation assumes a student will double-count the Multicultural graduation requirement with either a social science or humanities G.E. requirement and that the student will fulfill computer literacy through a test. If students plan well and see a counselor, they may be able to double count the Multicultural and Computer Literacy units. If these graduation requirements are added, the number of units is increased by 6 units.