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Administration of Justice for transfer (AS-T)

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The Administration of Justice for Transfer major prepares students for a variety of careers in the criminal justice system. Courses within the program acquaint students with the American Justice system, crime causes, the role of law enforcement, roles of administration of justice practitioners, procedural and constitutional rights of defendants, legal defenses, criminal courtroom procedure, evidence procedures, juvenile procedures, and misdemeanor and felony violations of criminal law.

The program is suited to the needs of students who will complete their education at Chaffey College with an A.S. degree, as well as those students who will complete their Chaffey A.S. degree and transfer to a four year institution to complete their bachelor’s degree. Successful completion of the transfer degree in Administration of Justice guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University (but does not guarantee acceptance to a particular campus or major) to pursue a baccalaureate degree, in preparation to pursue a career in the field of public law enforcement agencies such as municipal police, probation officers, county deputy sheriffs, correctional officers, game wardens, state parks officials, and private security.

To obtain the Administration of Justice AS-T degree, students must:

  • Complete all the major requirements listed below with grades of C or better
  • Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better.
  • Complete either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

Major Requirements for the Associate in Science for Transfer Degree:
CJ 1 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 3
CJ 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3

List A: Plus two courses from the following:
CJ 3 Criminal Court Process 3
CJ 4 Community and the Justice System 3
CJ 5 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
CJ 6 Juvenile Procedures 3
CJ 7 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ 9 Crime Scene Management and Forensic Evidence 3
CJ 51 Introduction to Corrections 3

List B: Plus two courses from the following:
Any from List A not used above and/or:
CJ 8 Criminology 3
PSYCH 1 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 10 Introduction to Sociology 3
STAT 10 Elementary Statistics 4
Units for the Major: 18-19 units

All courses required for a certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C.



Rev. 3/13/18

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