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Administration of Justice Studies A.A. Degree
Semester Hours:  60-64
Effective Term: Fall 2011
Prerequisites: RDG094
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Administration of Justice Studies A.A. Degree academically prepares students to transfer to an accredited university to pursue a career in local and federal law enforcement, the court system, corrections or probation.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Administration of Justice Studies A.A. Degree (60-64 Credits)

General Education Requirements
AGEC-A (35-36)

Written Communications (6)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG102 English Composition IV (3)

Oral Communications (3)
Select an AGEC course.

For the following two categories, for each category select courses from different disciplines to total 15 credits:

Arts and Humanities (6-9)
Select an AGEC Art course.
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice (3)
(Also fulfills Core Requirement)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6-9)
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
AJS101 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
(Also fulfills Core Requirement)


Physical and Biological Sciences (8)
Select AGEC courses with a laboratory component.

Mathematics (3-4)
MAT141 College Mathematics, Standard (4) or higher

Subject Options (0-6)
Based on your major, review the specific A.A. Degree requirements in the CAC catalog, consult an academic advisor and see the Transfer Guides at http://aztransfer.com/college/.

Special Awareness Requirements (0-9)
Select AGEC courses to fulfill these requirements:
1. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry (Fulfilled by AJS225).
2. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Cultural Awareness (Ethnic/Race/Gender).
3. At least three semester credits of coursework
in Global/International Awareness or
Historical Awareness.

Note: Courses used in other areas, such as Oral Communications, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Transfer Electives may also be used to satisfy requirements in the three Special Awareness Requirements categories. A course may not be used to satisfy more than one Special Awareness Requirements category.

Core Requirements (18)
AJS101 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
(Also fulfills Social and Behavioral Sciences
requirement)
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice (3)
(Also fulfills Humanities requirement)
AJS209 Substantive Criminal Law (3)
AJS225 Criminology (3)
AJS230 The Police Function (3)
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law (3)

Electives (6-9)
Select AJS prefix course electives to meet the 60-64 credit Degree requirement.

Other Requirements (3)
Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading

Computer Competency (3):
AGB124 Microcomputer in Agriculture
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems

Other A.A. Degree Requirements

Check your university catalog, Transfer Guides at http://aztransfer.com/college/, or meet with an academic advisor. Students may demonstrate proficiency by completion of coursework and/or a proficiency test.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each A.A. degree required course.
Students must earn a minimum of 20 credits from CAC which includes the AGEC-A requirements.

The Administration of Justice Studies A.A. Degree requires 60-64 semester credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Identify and distinguish between the components of the criminal justice system.
2. (Synthesis Level) Explain the theories of criminal causation.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the relationship of the legislature and judiciary to the enactment and interpretation of law.
4. (Application Level) Describe and apply the criteria for the procedural admissibility of evidence in a criminal trial.
5. (Synthesis Level) Identify the relationship between the criminal justice system and their communities.
6. (Analysis Level) Identify the purpose and role of the Law Enforcement Certification process and the importance of continuing education.
7. (Evaluation Level) Identify the steps of the criminal justice process from arrest through appeal, for adults and juveniles.
8. (Application Level) Describe the objectives and activities of each aspect of the criminal justice system.
9. (Evaluation Level) Assess current ethical issues facing Divisions within the criminal justice system.
10. (Synthesis Level) Identify and apply the key Amendments of the U.S. Constitution relative to the Administration of Justice.
Standards for Program