Porterville College


Administration of Justice (AS-T)

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.

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.

Students must satisfy both of the following requirements in order to earn the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree:

  1. Completion of 60-semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • a. 40 units from either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    • b. A minimum of 18-semester units in the major as determined by the required courses described below.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

List A: Required core courses (6 units)

ADMJ P102 - Intro. to Administration of Justice 3 units

ADMJ P104 - Criminal law 3 units

List B: Select two of the following courses (6 units)

Any course from List A not already chosen 3 units

ADMJ P105 - Principles/Procedures of the Justice System 3 units

ADMJ P106 - Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 units

ADMJ P108 - Principles of Investigation 3 units

ADMJ P109 - Criminal Justice Communications 3 units

ADMJ P111 - Introduction to Behavioral and Correctional Science 3 units

ADMJ P121 - Juvenile Delinquency 3 units

List C: Select two of the following courses (6 units)

SOCI P101 - The Social World 3 units

MATH P122 - Intro. to Probability and Statistics 4 units

PSYC P101 - General Psychology 3 units


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