CATALOG: Associate of Applied Science Degree: Administration of Justice

Length: 4 Semesters

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.

Curriculum

First Semester
Course # 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 Math1 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
Second Semester
Course # 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
Third Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
ADJ 140 Intro to Corrections. 3 0 3
ADJ 105 or SOC 235 The Juvenile Justice System or Juvenile Delinquency 3 0 3
ADJ 116 Special Enforcement. Topics 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective4 0 2 1
CST 100 or BUS 236 Principles of Public Speaking or Communication in Management 3 0 3
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts  Elective 5 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 2 16
Fourth Semester
Course # 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 4 0 2 1
Elective 3 3 0 3
Elective 3 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 2 16
Total Minimum Credits: 66  

1 May substitute an approved transfer mathematics courses or approved lab course BIO, CHM, PHY, or GOL. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.

2 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC

3 Any ADJ or approved transfer elective may be used. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.

4 Consult with academic advisor to assure courses are consistent with your transfer degree goals.

5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (lit). MUS and ART cannot be skills based

6 May replace with ADJ 228


Last modified on 08-08-2018