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The Administration of Justice program serves those who wish to train for a career in a field associated with the administration of criminal justice, those who wish to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution, or those who are currently employed in an Administration of Justice agency and who seek training for career advancement.

There are two majors in the program: Police Science, which provides practical and technical instruction to meet the requirements of law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels; and Corrections, which provides preparatory instruction necessary for those who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue careers as correctional officers, counselors, or probation and parole officers with federal, state, and county agencies.

Career options include work in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies and institutions, and private security agencies.

Administration of Justice Degrees


Administration of Justice Certificates

Curriculum for Homeland Security Certificate

ADJUS 021  Introduction to Administration of Justice, 3  units
ADJUS 70  Introduction to Homeland Security, 3  units
ADJUS 71  Intelligence Analysis and Security Management, 3  units
ADJUS 72  Introduction to Terrorism/WMD, 3 units
ADJUS 115  Transportation and Border Security, 3 units
ADJUS 116  Security Guard, 1 unit
Total Units         13 – 16

Courses for  Homeland Security Certificate

Course Number: ADJUS 21
Introduction to Administration of Justice
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: History and philosophy of administration of justice in America: Recapitulation of system; identification of various subsystems; role expectations and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; ethics; and education and training for professionalism.  2105.00 AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

Course Number: ADJUS 70
Introduction to Homeland Security
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours of lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit:

History and philosophy of homeland security: Past domestic terrorism events including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the Oklahoma City bombing; recounts both government and private action taken in the aftermath of 9/11 as it relates to legislation, government organization, communication, technology, and emergency management practices.

Course Number: ADJUS 71

Intelligence Analysis and Security Management
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours of lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit:

Comprehensive study of intelligence analysis and its relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks, man-made disasters and natural disasters: Various vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors posed to these institutions by terrorists, man-made disasters, and natural disasters; issues regarding intelligence support of homeland security measures implemented by the United States and the intelligence community.

Course Number: ADJUS 116
Security Guard
Units: 1

Key concepts and skills needed to qualify for entry-level employment as a security guard in a public or private security company: Emphasis on proper techniques to use to protect property, resolve conflicts, overcome resistance by use of force and restraint, and make proper arrests, if necessary.

Course Number: ADJUS 72
Introduction to Terrorism/WMD
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours of lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit:

History of terrorism: Different types (bio, cyber, domestic and international), role of the Federal government in combating this problem, relationship between the Federal government and local agencies, and the use of forensics in an actual weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident.

Course Number: ADJUS 115
Transportation and Border Security
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours of lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit:

Border security and security for transportation infrastructure from post 9/11 to the present: Seaports,
ships, aircraft, airports, trains, train stations, trucks, highways, bridges, rail lines, pipelines, and
buses; Overview of modern border and transportation security challenges, as well as different
methods used to address these challenges.

Administration of Justice Courses