The Administration of Justice (ADJ) Program
leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in the Administration of Justice. The Program is designed to provide a broad foundation which will prepare Students to enter any of the varied fields of criminal justice, or to prepare for advancement within the field of criminal justice. The occupational objective for Students include local, state and federal law enforcement officer, adult/juvenile corrections officer, security director (manager) loss prevention director, classification manager and personnel clearance administrator. The total academic semester-hours required for the AAS Degree in Criminal Justice is sixty-five (65) Thirty-nine (39) of these hours are in the administration of justice courses; twenty-six (26) hours are in General Education subjects, e.g. English, social sciences, mathematics (l course), etc. The ADJ.
Administration of Justice Certificate
Purpose: The certificate curriculum in Administration of Justice is designed for those students who wish to take only those courses that relate directly to the law enforcement field. The occupational objectives are to provide a basic foundation for persons entering some particular area of the criminal justice field that does not require an A.A.S. or higher degree in criminal justice, or for persons already in the criminal justice field who wish to extend their knowledge/skill, or for those exploring the criminal justice field as a career alternative. Courses taken in the certificate program can be applied to the A.A.S. degree.
Joyce McMillan, JD.
Kelly Hebron, J.D.
Courses Offered at the Alexandria Campus
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ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice
ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology
ADJ 111-112 Law Enforcement Organization and Administration I-II
ADJ 133 Ethics and the Criminal Justice, Professional
ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures I
ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures II
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation
ADJ 248 Probation, Parole, and Treatment