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Associate of Applied Science Degree: Administration of Justice

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Effective Fall 2013

Length: 2 years

Administration of Justice encompasses the career fields of law enforcement, corrections, and private security. The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to meet both the academic and the technical needs of those employed in the field of Administration of Justice. This two-year program will provide knowledge and skills for the beginning employee as well as the more experienced employee desiring career advancement. After taking the required general education and major classes, students may select up to twelve credits of electives in law enforcement, corrections, and private security.

Law enforcement and correctional officers who have completed studies at formal training academies may receive advanced standing credit for training experiences that are equivalent to RCC’s administration of justice courses. Students must contact the academic advisor for evaluation of training experiences.

Occupational Objectives
Correctional Officer; Police Officer; Deputy Sheriff; Investigator; Community Corrections Officer; Correctional Supervisor; Police Supervisor; State Trooper; Security Specialist.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, mathematics, and reading. Students who do not meet entry requirements, or whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental studies courses in English, mathematics, and/or reading. These developmental course credits do not apply toward degrees or certificates. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete any program.

Administration of Justice First Semester Curriculum
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 0 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MTH 100 Level of Higher Math or Lab Science1 3 0 3
Approved Social Science Elective2 3 0 3
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Semester Total 16 0 16
Administration of Justice Second Semester Curriculum
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
ADJ 201 or SOC 236 Criminology 3 0 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
Approved Social Science Elective2 3 0 3
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation 3 0 3
Elective3 3 0 3
ITE 100 Introduction to Information Systems 3 0 3
Semester Total 18 0 18
Administration of Justice Third Semester Curriculum
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
ADJ 140 Intro to Correctns. 3 0 3
ADJ 105 or SOC 235 The Juvenile Justice System – Juvenile Delq. 3 0 3
ADJ 116 Special Enforcmnt. Topics 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health / Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
CST 100 or BUS 236 Principles of Public Speaking 3 0 3
Humanities Elective4 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 0 16
Administration of Justice Fourth Semester Curriculum
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
HLT 121 Intro to Drug Use and Abuse 3 0 3
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure 3 0 3
ADJ 225 Courts and the Admin. of Justice 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health / Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
Elective3 3 0 3
Elective3 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 0 16

Total Minimum Credits 66

1 May substitute an approved transfer mathematics course.

2 Typical courses include ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC

3 In selecting courses, students should seek the advice of a counselor or academic advisor in order to assure that courses taken are consistent with transfer or career goals.

4 Typical courses include ART, ENG (Lit), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL

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