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Degree Transfer Degree, Associate Degree, General Studies Degree
Areas of Study 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.

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the evolution of the justice system, its objectives, role and trends through discussion and examinations.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the basics of California criminal law and the core principles that drive the police and course, through discussion and examinations.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the California Court Criminal System, law enforcement report writing and court testimony through examination and discussion.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of how policy/community relations intertwine into community relations through examination and discussion.

Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements and Courses

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