The Associate in Science Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to facilitate transfer to a California State University in keeping with SB 1440. This degree reflects the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) supported by the Statewide Academic Senate. A total of 18-19 units are required to fulfill the major portion of this degree. Students must also complete the California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (see the “General Education Requirements and Transfer Information” section of the catalog). Students planning to transfer to SDSU should consult with a counselor.
The following requirements must be met to be awarded an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) degree:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirement.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students are also required to earn a “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed for students who are planning a career in Administration of Justice and wish to transfer to a CSU to complete a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. A student may apply for this degree in conjunction with an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement, Corrections, or Forensic Technology, provided the required courses are met for those emphasis degrees. Many of the required courses for the emphasis degrees meet the requirements for the transfer degree. A student should speak with a counselor to verify if requirements for the degree have been met.
The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to the AOJ degree program completed.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
- Communicate effectively, in written, verbal and non-verbal forms.
- Identify the major components of the criminal justice system, current and historical, including laws enforcement, courts and corrections.
- Describe and/or demonstrate the stages of a criminal investigation and the protocol of evidence collection, preservation, and analysis.
Associate Degree Major Requirements
Note: All courses in the major must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher or “Pass.”
|AOJ-110||Introduction to Administration of Justice||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Introduction to Corrections|
|Criminal Trial Process|
|Community and the Justice System|
|Select two of the following:||6-7|
Any List A course not used above or
|Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences|
|Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics|
|Contemporary Social Problems|
|Units in the major||18-19|
|Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC)||37-39|
Complete transferable units as needed to reach 60.
Students completing IGETC may be awarded the degree, but they must complete a course from Area 1C: Oral Communication to meet CSU admission requirements.