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Associate of Applied Science Degree: Administration of Justice

Effective Fall 2013

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Length: 2 years

Purpose

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.

AJ First Semester Curriculum
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
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 Science2 3 0 3
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
  Semester Total 16 0 16
AJ Second Semester Curriculum
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ADJ 201 or SOC 236 Criminology 3 0 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
  Approved Social Science Elective3 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
AJ Third Semester Curriculum
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ADJ 140 Introduction to Corrections 3 0 3
ADJ 105 or SOC 235 The Juvenile Justice System (Juvenile Delinquency) 3 0 3
ADJ 116 Special Enforcement 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
         
AJ Fourth Semester Curriculum
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
HLT 121 Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse 3 0 3
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures 3 0 3
ADJ 225 Courts and the Administration 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

This page was reviewed on June 11, 2013, updated on November 20, 2013. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.

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