Administration of Justice

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Administration of Justice

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Administration of Justice at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues (3)
ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures (3)
ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence (3)
ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
PSYC 300 General Principles (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
   or PSYC 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3)
SOC 301 Social Problems (3)
SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States (3)
Total Units: 18

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe the purpose, authority, and relationship between law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections in the local, state, and federal levels.
  • evaluate various local, state, and federal law enforcement career options and design a viable career path strategy.
  • define and apply the ethical and leadership standards placed on administration of justice professionals.
  • describe the complex interaction between criminal investigations and criminal justice system procedures.
  • analyze cause in fact and proximate cause in relation to criminal activity and describe how they apply to criminal statutes, case law, and constitutional law.
  • identify diverse cultural groups and unique crime related problems they face, and describe strategies law enforcement professionals can use to eliminate or reduce those problems.
  • apply effective written and oral communication skills.

Career Information

Police Officer; Deputy Sheriff; Crime Scene Investigator; Identification Technician; Community Services Officer; Corrections Officer; Parole Officer; Probation Officer and a variety of support service occupations. Potential employers include: Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies (Sheriff, Police, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, Crime Scene Investigations, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation). Some positions, however, require a four-year degree for which FLC’s program is an excellent foundation for transfer.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Administration of Justice

In the history of the Administration of Justice there has never been a greater demand for well-trained and educated professionals in the law enforcement, courts, and corrections fields. Folsom Lake College’s Administration of Justice program provides training to individuals for positions in a wide variety of careers in the Administration of Justice field. Graduates will be better prepared to seek employment at the local, state, federal and private levels.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
ADMJ 301 Investigative Report Writing 3
ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues 3
ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
ADMJ 308 Crime Scene Investigation (3)
ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures (3)
ADMJ 331 Patrol Procedures (3)
ADMJ 333 Computer Crime and Digital Evidence (3)
ADMJ 340 Introduction to Correctional Services (3)
ADMJ 370 Illegal Drugs - Identification and Investigation (3)
ADMJ 498 Work Experience in Administration of Justice (1 - 4)
Total Units: 24

The Administration of Justice Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe the purpose, authority, and relationship between law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections in the local, state, and federal levels.
  • evaluate various local, state, and federal law enforcement career options and design a viable career path strategy.
  • define and apply the ethical and leadership standards placed on administration of justice professionals.
  • analyze cause in fact and proximate cause in relation to criminal activity and describe how they apply to criminal statutes, case law, and constitutional law.
  • identify diverse cultural groups and unique crime related problems they face, and describe strategies law enforcement professionals can use to eliminate or reduce those problems.
  • apply effective written and oral communication skills.
  • describe the role of computers in crime and investigations.

Career Information

Police Officer; Deputy Sheriff; Crime Scene Investigator; Identification Technician; Community Services Officer; Corrections Officer; Parole Officer; Probation Officer and a variety of support service occupations. Potential employers include: Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies (Sheriff, Police, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, Crime Scene Investigations, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation). Some positions, however, require a four-year degree for which FLC’s program is an excellent foundation for transfer.