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Administration of Justice

Associate of Applied Science

PURPOSE: The Administration of Justice program is for students anticipating a career in the justice system as well as for persons already employed in the justice system who want to enhance their professional standing and update their skills.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The Administration of Justice program is designed for students who are planning careers in law enforcement, corrections (juvenile and adult), or employment in related agencies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: All new students should take the English and mathematics placement tests immediately after applying. The following high school units are strongly recommended for the Administration of Justice program: four units of English, three units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, and two units of foreign language. There are no physical requirements such as height, weight, eyesight, and physical dexterity; however, the student should understand that there may be such requirements for employment in criminal justice agencies.

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree curriculum is to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. Four-year college and university transfer opportunities for AAS degrees, if existing, are usually very specific in nature. Reynolds has formal transfer articulation agreements with four-year institutions that enable graduates who qualify to transfer courses completed in the AAS degree. These transfer articulation agreements are subject to change or expiration.

In addition, students may substitute some courses in the AAS degree curriculum with courses that typically transfer to senior institutions. Students interested in transferring in general or transferring under a formal transfer articulation agreement should consult with their faculty advisor upon program entry for further guidance.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

CURRICULUM


COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

ADJ 100

Survey of Criminal Justice

3

0

3

ADJ 130

Introduction to Criminal Law

3

0

3

ADJ 105

The Juvenile Justice System

3

0

3

___ ___1

Personal Wellness Elective

0-2

0-4

2

TOTAL

13-15

0-4

15

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

ADJ 212

Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures I

3

0

3

ADJ 201

Criminology

3

0

3

ADJ 128

Patrol Administration and Operations

3

0

3

___ ___1,2

Approved Mathematics or Science Elective

3

0

3

___ ___1

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

18

0

18

ADJ___2

Approved ADJ Elective

3

0

3

ADJ ___2

Approved ADJ Elective

3

0

3

PHI 220

Ethics

3

0

3

ENG ___1

200-Level Literature Course

3

0

3

ADJ 2903

Coordinated Internship

0

15

3

___ ___1,2

Approved Mathematics or Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

15

15

18

ADJ 116

Special Enforcement Topics

3

0

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

0

3

___ ___2

Approved Elective

3

0

3

___ ___2

Approved Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

15

0

15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Administration of Justice 66

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1 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

2 Courses must be approved in advance by the Administration of Justice program head.

3 Students not employed in a criminal justice agency will be required to complete an internship with an approved criminal justice agency. Students currently employed in a criminal justice agency may request advanced standing credit for the internship.