Administration of Justice A.S.-T. Degree (21075.AST)

School of Allied Health and Public Safety

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The Criminal Justice program is multifaceted and serves the educational needs of both pre-service and law enforcement professionals as well as individuals interested in learning about the field. The program leads to an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and transfer to Baccalaureate degree programs and or a Certificate of Achievement. Additionally, the first two of three modules of the Modular Police Academy are offered to qualified students. These courses meet the State of California, Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) requirements.

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree is designed for students planning on transferring to a California State University. Upon completion of the transfer associate degree, the student is eligible for transfer with junior standing into the California State University (CSU) system. Students will be given priority consideration when applying to a particular program that is similar to the student’s community college area of emphasis.

For an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T), students must complete the following:

  1. 60 semester CSU-transferable units.

  2. the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

  3. a minimum of 18 semester in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.

  4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

  5. earn a grade of C (or P) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Note: Students are not required to complete any additional local graduation requirements for the AS-T (e.g., PE and Computer and Information Literacy courses).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles, laws, processes, and individual constitutional rights related to the judicial system in the United States and potential conflict between diverse communities that are created.

B. Identify and communicate criminal justice concepts and principals effectively verbally and in writing.

C. Compare and evaluate diverse and competing arguments currently and historically in the justice system and interfacing components.

D. Analyze critically the social, political, economic, and cultural context within the criminal justice system functions and the responsibilities of the agencies and individual practitioners with multicultural communities.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (18 Units)


CRIM-02 Introduction to Criminal Justice


CRIM-04 Criminal Law



Select two courses (6 units) from List A:
CRIM-03 Criminal Procedures
CRIM-05 Community & Human Relations 
CRIM-06 Introduction to Evidence 
CRIM-08 Introduction to Investigation 
CRIM-11 Introduction to Corrections 
CRIM-30 Juvenile Procedures 



Select two courses (6 units) from List B:
MATH-10 Elementary Statistics
PSYC-01A Introduction to Psychology 
SOC-01 Introduction to Sociology 


Total Units toward the Major: (18 Units)

Total Units that may be double counted: (6 Units)

General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units: (37-39 Units)

Elective (CSU Transferable) Units: (9-11 Units)

Total Degree Units: (60 Units)

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Contact Information


Valerie Albano


(209) 384-6058

School Office



(209) 381-6478

Criminal Justice Website