Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T)
The Associate in Science Degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer (60 units total, 18 units in the major) prepares students for transfer to complete work for a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or economic crime investigation. Students will be able to describe the individual functions and components of the modern criminal justice system; use introductory concepts of legal research to locate, analyze, and discuss the content of statutory and case law; and explain the underlying cause of antisocial and criminal behavior. Proper selection of curriculum electives further enables students to study other academic disciplines, such as political science, sociology, and public administration. This program is appropriate for students considering law school as well as certain careers in law enforcement. To complete the degree, students must fulfill both of the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0
Please note that our local Cerro Coso general education pattern MAY NOT be used to fulfill the requirements of this degree and that all required courses for the degree must be transferable to CSU.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Describe the individual functions and integrations of the components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
- Use legal research skills to locate, analyze, and discuss the content of statutory and case law.
- Examine criminal justice and/or social science data and explain their significance.
- Explain the underlying causes of antisocial and criminal behavior.
- Apply Constitutional principles to the practice of criminal justice.
- Articulate, either orally or in writing, concepts or theories applicable to the criminal justice system.
- CC Online [Degree Pathway]
- Ridgecrest Indian Wells Valley Campus [Degree Pathway]
- Lake Isabella Kern River Valley Campus [Degree Pathway]
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Area A—Complete the following courses:
|ADMJ C101||Introduction to the Administration of Justice||3 Units|
|ADMJ C105||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
Area B—Select at least 6 units from the following courses:
|ADMJ C115||Legal Aspects of Evidence||3 Units|
|ADMJ C121||Community Relations||3|
|ADMJ C125||Principles of Investigation||3|
|ADMJ C131||Juvenile Procedures||3|
|ADMJ C151||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|ADMJ C230||Forensic Crime Scene Investigation||4|
Area C—Select at least 6 units from the following courses:
|MATH C121||Elementary Probability & Statistics||4 Units|
|or MATH C121H||Elementary Probability & Statistics Honors||5|
|PSYC C101||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYC C101H||General Psychology Honors||4|
|SOCI C101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|