Associate of Science in Administration of Justice - Law Enforcement (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.
- Identify and explain foundational criminal justice concepts associated with procedural, substantive, and evidence law.
- Identify and explain the structure and function of the American criminal justice system – law enforcement, corrections and courts.
- Explain the importance of developing and maintaining proper professional criminal justice standards of ethical behavior.
- Explain the importance of developing and cultivating effective police-community relations with a myriad of different communities inclusive of cultural customs, beliefs and life styles.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: local municipal police departments, county sheriff’s departments, and private investigative agencies. At the state level, employment opportunities exist with the California Highway Patrol, Department of Alcoholic Beverage, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Fish and Game, Department of Justice, etc. Note: All law enforcement agencies have specific employment and training requirements, beyond academic achievement.
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|
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
|REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES||21|
|AJ 011||Introduction to Criminal Justice *||3|
|AJ 013||Community Relations||3|
|AJ 014||Criminal Law 1||3|
|AJ 112||Legal Aspects of Evidence||3|
|AJ 118||Criminal Investigation||3|
|AJ 119||Criminal Identification||3|
|AJ 219||Police Patrol Procedures||3|
Select a minimum of nine units from the following courses:
|AJ 025||Constitutional Law *||3|
|AJ 045||Terrorism and Freedom||3|
|AJ 111||Criminal Justice Communication||3|
|AJ 113||Juvenile Laws & Procedures||3|
|AJ 114||Juvenile Delinquency||3|
|AJ 115||Criminal Law 2||3|
|AJ 123||Criminal Justice Ethics *||3|
|WEXP 193 J||AJ Wrk Exp-1st Sem||1-4|
|WEXP 194 J||AJ Work Exp-2nd Sem||1-4|
|WEXP 195 J||AJ Wrk Exp-3rd Sem||1-4|
|WEXP 196 J||AJ Wrk Exp-4th Sem||1-4|
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).