Associate of Science in Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement - Not for Transfer (AS)
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.
- 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.
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|
|Criminal Law 1|
|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|
|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:
- 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),
- General Education Requirements,
- Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
- 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).