Administration of Justice
The Administration of Justice program is a two-year course of study designed to prepare students for employment upon graduation from Porterville College or for transfer to a four-year college or university offering an upper division major in Administration of Justice. The program offers the student an A.A. degree, a certificate option and various vocational training programs in law enforcement and corrections.
The curriculum surveys the history, development, theory and practical application of knowledge in areas of law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole. Curriculum is kept current by continuous contact with other colleges and criminal justice agencies. The training programs are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and Standards and Training for Corrections (S.T.C.).
There is a growing need for well trained and educated individuals in all segments of public safety. Employment opportunities exist for men and women in law enforcement, corrections, probation (juvenile and adult) at both the state and local levels. The Administration of Justice program at Porterville College offers course work in all of these areas. These employment opportunities generally offer excellent starting salaries, benefit packages and retirement programs.
Administration of Justice Associate in Science for Transfer
The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. or B.S. degree in Administration of Justice or for entry-level into a variety of career options. Students who pursue an Administration of Justice degree enjoy a wealth of career options including law enforcement, probation, and parole. They work in multiple specialty areas including detectives, S.W.A.T., narcotics, K-9 handler and motors officer. Students must satisfy both of the following requirements in order to earn the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree:
Program Learning Outcomes: By the completion of the degree the student will be able to identify the procedures involved in the justice system from arrest to release; identify how the criminal justice system works as a system; identify the importance of the inter-cooperation of all three parts of the criminal justice system; identify the steps that are taken from the point of arrest by the police officer to the release of the defendant from prison.
- Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the
- 40 units from either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in the major as determined by the required courses described below.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major.
List A: Required core courses (6 units total)
- ADMJ P102 – Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 Credits
- ADMJ P104 – Criminal law 3 Credits
List B: Select two of the following courses (6 units total)
Any course from List A not already chosen
- ADMJ P105 – Principles/Procedures of the Justice System 3 Credits
- ADMJ P106 – Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 Credits
- ADMJ P108 – Principles of Investigation 3 Credits
- ADMJ P109 – Criminal Justice Communications 3 Credits
- ADMJ P111 – Introduction to Behavioral and Correctional Science 3 Credits
- ADMJ P121 – Juvenile Delinquency 3 Credits
List C: Select two of the following courses (6 units total)
- SOCI P101 – The Social World 3 Credits
- MATH P122 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics 5 Credits
- PSYC P101 – General Psychology 3 Credits
In addition to the above “major specific” courses, students must complete the rest of the CSU GE or IGETC pattern requirements. Course “double-dipping” is allowed to satisfy these areas with courses from the above Major lists.
Total Overall Units 60 Units
Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.
(Effective Fall 2013)
Program Learning Outcomes: Identify the procedures involved in the justice system from arrest to release; identify how the criminal justice system works as a system; identify the importance of the inter-cooperation of all three parts of the criminal justice system; identify the steps that are taken from the point of arrest by the police officer to the release of the defendant from prison.
A certificate may be earned in Administration of Justice upon satisfactory completion of 24 units. Courses must be selected from the following groups as indicated:
Group I - 15 units required
ADMJ P101 - Public Safety Report Writing 3 units
ADMJ P102 - Intro. to Administration of Justice 3 units
ADMJ P103 - Introduction to Law 3 units
ADMJ P104 - Criminal Law 3 units
ADMJ P107 - Expl. Contemp. Multicultural Issues 3 units
ADMJ P109 - Criminal Justice Communications 3 units
ADMJ P111 - Intro. to Behavioral/Correctional Science 3 units
ADMJ P121 - Juvenile Delinquency 3 units
ADMJ P122 - Probation and Parole 3 units
Group II - 9 units required
ADMJ P050 - Correctional Officer Core Training Academy 10 units
ADMJ P051A - PC832-Arrest and Control 2 units
ADMJ P051B - PC832-Firearms 1 credit
ADMJ P066A - Police Reserve Training, Level III 7 units
ADMJ P066B - Police Reserve Training, Level II 10 units
ADMJ P105 - Principles/Procedures/Justice System 3 units
ADMJ P106 - Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units
ADMJ P108 - Principles of Investigations 3 units
ADMJ P113 - Interviewing and Counseling in Corrections 3 units
ADMJ P114 - Control and Supervision in Corrections 3 units
ADMJ P115 - Legal Aspects of Corrections 3 units
ADMJ P117 - Police Operations 3 units
ADMJ P118 - Introduction to Criminology 3 units
ADMJ P123 - Constitutional Rights of the Accused 3 units
ADMJ P140 - Field Work/Administration of Justice Police Cadet 3 units