Associate of Science in Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement - Not for Transfer (AS)

Division: Social Sciences

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Administration of Justice: Law Enforcement through the study of criminal law, laws of evidence, report writing, etc. Students will acquire knowledge necessary for advanced academic studies.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Identify and describe the structure and functions of the American criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, corrections (adult and juvenile).
  • Identify and apply basic concepts associated with criminal law, laws of evidence, procedural law, general criminal investigation and community policing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of maintaining proper professional criminal justice standards of ethical conduct, and cultivating productive relationships with a myriad of different communities specifically relating to cultural customs, beliefs and lifestyles.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: state, county and city law enforcement agencies, and private security agencies


This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
Required Major Courses (21 Units)21
Intro to Criminal Justice *
Legal Aspects of Evidence
Community Relations
Criminal Law 1
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Identification
Police Patrol Procedures
Restricted Electives (9 Units)9
Select a minimum of nine units from the following courses:
Constitutional Law *
Terrorism and Freedom
Criminal Justice Communication
Juvenile Laws & Procedures
Juvenile Delinquency
Criminal Law 2
Criminal Justice Ethics *
AJ Wrk Exp-1st Sem
AJ Work Exp-2nd Sem
AJ Wrk Exp-3rd Sem
AJ Wrk Exp-4th Sem
Electives (8-14 Units)8-14
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.

Courses meet General Education requirements and 3-9 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair), 
  2. General Education Requirements, 
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).