Administration of Justice
The scope of the non-transfer or certificate 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, criminal law and evidence, juvenile and criminal procedures, public safety report writing, traffic control, community relations, criminal investigations, correctional courses, 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, FBI and civilian support.
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 (AS) provide that level of education.