The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Administration of Justice major provides practical and technical instruction to meet the requirements of various law enforcement/corrections agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
Jobs in law enforcement include police officer and deputy sheriff, special police officers, and tribal police officer.
Jobs in corrections include adult corrections officer, juvenile correctional counselor, probation or parole officer, and youth supervisor or caseworker.
*Students interested in the Law Enforcement component of the major should choose AJ 51B and AJ 63 from the program requirement options below.
*Students interested in the Corrections component of the major should choose AJ 70 and AJ 71 from the program requirement options below.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
- Analyze relationships and interactions between citizens and the criminal justice system in a social and cultural context and develop a communication style consistent with legal requirements that encompass cultural understanding;
- evaluate situations and incidents to determine if a criminal law has been violated, and develop and implement an appropriate intervention strategy consistent with constitutional protections and safeguards;
- evaluate and analyze a crime scene to ensure the proper recognition, identification, collection, preservation, and scientific analysis of physical evidence; and
- examine the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial elements of the criminal justice system to ensure constitutional and statutory requirements are maintained consistent with public safety standards.