The Administration of Justice program is your gateway to making your community a better, safer place to live. We provide options for three different concentrations in the Criminal Justice system: Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections.
The Administration of Justice program offers three areas of concentration. Each area has its own core classes everyone must complete. In addition, a minimum of six additional units must be selected from the degree concentration to complete the degree program.
Courses are available in Law Enforcement, specializing in police activities including effective patrol services to the public. Courts, specializing in responsibilities to the public through the trial system. Corrections, where the deviant member of society is subjected to society’s effort to change the deviant behavior.
Courses will continue to be developed and modified to conform to the needs expressed by the public in each of the three areas of concentration.
The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AST) degree program allows students to recognize the importance of ethics and professionalism within the criminal justice field; analyze and apply legal principles to the daily operations of law enforcement, the courts and corrections; and analyze and critically evaluate information to solve problems within the criminal justice field.
The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice. Students completing the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 units to earn a bachelor’s degree.
To earn the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, including:
It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
Transfer major requirements in Administration of Justice are available in the Counseling Center. Students should consult a counselor and the appropriate college catalog for other transfer requirements. Catalogs of California and out-of-state colleges are located in the Library and the Counseling Center. Positions for which four-year graduates in Administration of Justice are qualified are law enforcement officer, retail security, corrections, and pre-law.
Adam McGill is a Tahoe-Truckee instructor for Administration of Justice. Adam has served 21 years as a California law enforcement... More
During his 24-year career with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, Blair devoted a majority of that time to assignments... More
Lori Gregersen was a Deputy Sheriff with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office for 24 years and retired in 2010 as a Sergeant. Her... More
Larry Hansen served in the US Navy for four years and was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer Second Class. While in the Navy, he held two top... More
Christy is a retired Correctional Counselor II from the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). She has an Associate of Arts in... More
Dan Ruden was a sworn member of CA police departments for over 30 years with experience in South San Francisco, West Sacramento and Rocklin PD. He... More
Janet Schaefer started her law enforcement career in 1996. She worked as a Deputy Sheriff, Field Training Officer and Detective until being hired... More
Dave graduated from Colfax High School in 1985. He then attended Sierra College before transferring to UC Santa Barbara, where he graduated in... More
Gil’s law enforcement career started as a Deputy Sheriff with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department from 1980-1984. For... More
Brian Vizzusi is a 30-year Law Enforcement veteran who is currently an Operations Division Commander for the Galt Police Department. He has been... More