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THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE PROGRAM (AJ) prepares students for a career in law enforcement, security and courtroom operations. Courses within the program acquaint students with the American Justice system, crime causes, the role of law enforcement, roles of administration of justice practitioners, evidence procedures, juvenile procedures and misdemeanor and felony violations of criminal law. The program offers an Associate of Arts Degree and / or Certificate of Achievement for students who wish to facilitate and further their career, occupational and educational goals in the field of law enforcement. Provides transfer opportunities to four year universities in the areas of Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice or Public Administration.

Department Chair Al Cowan

Emergency Services Department Chair:
Dr. Alan Cowen, Professor
(818) 947-2982
cowenar@lavc.edu


 

Course Descriptions

Please search the catalog for course descriptions. Courses are listed in alphabetical order.

Degrees / Certificates

View different degrees and certificates that you can earn and brighten your future.
• AA Degree in Administration of Justice
• Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice

Did you know you can make an appointment with a counselor to discuss your options and have any questions you have answered? Contact the Counseling Department at (818) 947-2546. Counseling department is located in the Student Services Annex.

AA Degree in Administration of Justice

Required Courses [21 Units]

Courses Course Title Units
AJ 001 Intro. to Administration of Justice 3
AJ 002 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
AJ 003 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3
AJ 004 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
AJ 005 Criminal Investigation 3
AJ 075 Introductions to Corrections 3


In addition, complete one three unit course from the following:

Courses Course Title Units
AJ 006 Patrol Procedures 3
AJ 008 Juvenile Procedures 3
AJ 27 Police Administration 3
AJ 049 Narcotics and Vice Control 3
AJ 054 Interrogation 3
AJ 385 Directed Study 3

Note - students must complete all General Education requirements to complete their degree. Please contact Counseling ( 818) 947-2546 for more information.


 

Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice

Required Courses [24 Units]

Download the Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice Petition Form (PDF)

Courses Course Title Units
AJ 001 Intro. to Administration of Justice 3
AJ 002 Concepts of Criminal Law 3
AJ 003 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3
AJ 004 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3
AJ 005 Criminal Investigation 3


Plus, any 9 Units from the following:

Courses Course Title Units
AJ 006 Patrol Procedures 3
AJ 008 Juvenile Procedures 3
AJ 039 Probation and Parole 3
AJ 049 Narcotics and Vice Control 3
AJ 054 Interrogation 3
AJ 075 Introduction to Corrections 3
AJ 385 Directed Study 3

Career Opportunities

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Careers in Law Enforcement

 

• Police Officer
• Deputy Sheriff
• Correctional Officer
• Probation/Parole Officer
• Dispatcher
• Records Clerk
• Custody Assistant/Jailer
• Private Investigator
• Custody Assistant
• Welfare Fraud Investigator
• CSI Technician/Investigator
• Court Clerk
• Domestic Violence Advocate
• Port Police Office
• Security Officer

 

Careers in Courts

 
  • Attorney/Lawyer
  • Bailiff (Court Officer)
  • Court Administrator
  • Court Clerk
  • Court Liaison Counselor
 

Careers in Corrections

 
  • Corrections Counselor
  • Corrections Officer
  • Juvenile Justice Counselor
  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer: Adult or Juvenile
 

Careers in Forensic Science

 
  • Ballistics Specialist
  • Toolmark Specialist
  • Serology Specialist
  • Fingerprint Specialist
  • Arson Specialist
 

Careers in Private Security

 
  • Retail Security
  • Commercial Security
  • Institutional Security