Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5002N
First Term: 2001 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 15
CIP Code: 43.0104

Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 25-1111, 33-1011, 33-1012

Description: A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Judicial Studies will address specific skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the court system. The CCL is also designed fro those individuals currently employed in the course who want to enhance or expand their job skills. Program of study will explore the court structure, management, role of the judiciary and other areas that impact on the court.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
JUD101 The Courts in Arizona 1
JUD103 Role of the Court Staff 1
JUD107 Civil Procedure in Arizona Courts 2
JUD109 Judicial Writing 1
JUD111 Sentencing Misdemeanants 1
JUD113 Court Management 2
JUD115 Injunctive Actions 2
JUD119 Alternative Dispute Resolution 1
JUD121 Appeals 1
Credits: 15

Program Competencies
1. Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process. (AJS101)
2. Contrast the functions of various courts in Arizona, and describe their interrelationships. (JUD101)
3. Describe the roles and responsibilities of court staff and other court personnel in Arizona. (JUD103)
4. Describe the rules of civil procedure as applied to both standard civil actions and small claims cases in Arizona courts. (JUD107)
5. Identify and write documents that are commonly used in the judicial setting. (JUD109)
6. Explain the alternatives, methods, laws, rules, and practices that relate to the sentencing of misdemeanants. (JUD111)
7. Describe the organization and management of courts, especially in the areas of personnel, case processing standards, staff organization, quality management, and court administration. (JUD113)
8. Describe the philosophy and practical applications of injunctive orders. (JUD115)
9. Describe and demonstrate techniques for conflict resolution. (JUD119)
10. Describe the processing of appeals from limited jurisdiction courts to general jurisdiction courts. (JUD121)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/24/01

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.