Porterville College


Administration of Justice (CA)

The Administration of Justice Certificate prepares students for careers in law enforcement, probation, and parole. They can also work in multiple specialty areas including detectives, S.W.A.T., narcotics, K-9 handler, and motors officer. Career opportunities are expected to continue to be strong in these areas. 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.).

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 24-25.5 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 - 10.5 units required

ADMJ P066A - Police Reserve Training, Level III 7 units

ADMJ P066B - Police Reserve Training, Level II 10.5 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 & 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 P140A - Basic Field Work Administration of Justice Police Cadet 3 units

ADMJ P140B - Intermediate Field Work Administration of Justice Police Cadet 3 units

ADMJ P140C - Advanced Field Work Administration of Justice Police Cadet 3 units

Only 3 units from ADMJ P140A, ADMJ P140B, and ADMJ P140C may be applied to the certificate.

Effective Summer 2016