Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice

Serve and Protect with the NOVA Administration of Justice Programs

Prepare for a rewarding and challenging criminal justice career serving and protecting your community, upholding the law, and pursuing justice with a degree or certificate from NOVA.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

Associate Degree in Administration of Justice

Build a broad foundation in criminal justice and security administration so you can launch or advance your career with NOVA’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Administration of Justice. With our associate degree, you could become a local, state or federal enforcement officer, police officer, private or government investigator, adult/juvenile correction officer, probation/parole officer or security director/manager, to name a few.

Length
Two Years
Credits
64-65
Locations
Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge
Curriculum Details

Associate Degree in Administration of Justice: Homeland Security Specialization

If your career goal is to work in homeland security, NOVA’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Administration of Justice with a homeland security specialization is ideal for you. Your NOVA associate degree will prepare you to work as a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer, commercial and industrial security officer, police officer, or private or government investigator, particularly in homeland security.

Length
Two Years
Credits
64-65
Locations
Annandale, Manassas, Woodbridge
Curriculum Details

Administration of Justice Certificate

If you only want to take courses that directly relate to the law enforcement field, NOVA’s Administration of Justice Certificate is ideal for you. You’ll get a basic foundation for jobs in the criminal justice field that do not require a degree.

Length
One Year
Credits
31
Locations
Alexandria, Annandale, Manassas, Woodbridge, Online
Curriculum Details

Advanced Forensic Investigation Career Studies Certificate

Advance your skills in forensic investigation by earning the Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Administration of Justice: Advanced Forensic Investigation. This is also an ideal choice for private investigators, law enforcement professionals, and those in security and/or investigative areas who want to continue their education and training.

Length
One Year
Credits
23-26
Locations
Alexandria, Annandale, Manassas, Woodbridge
Curriculum Details

General Forensic Investigation Career Studies Certificate

Gain an introduction into the forensic investigation aspect of law enforcement and investigation with NOVA’s Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Administration of Justice: General Forensic Investigation. You’ll study forensic evidence and investigation methods and procedures.

Length
One Year
Credits
20-21
Locations
Alexandria, Annandale, Manassas, Woodbridge
Curriculum Details

National Security Career Studies Certificate

If you want to launch or advance your career in national security, NOVA’s Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Administration of Justice: National Security is for you. You’ll learn about local, national and global security issues, operations and investigations that impact the U.S. You’ll study the hostile behaviors and activities directed against our nation from ethnic, cultural, organizational, age, institutional and social aspects. And you’ll learn to identify national threats and describe the options available to thwart or neutralize them. This program is for public and private industry employees and the 18 federal agencies that make up the intelligence community.

Length
One Year
Credits
22
Locations
Alexandria, Annandale, Manassas, Woodbridge
Curriculum Details

Why Study Administration of Justice at NOVA?

Experienced Administrative Justice Faculty

You’ll learn from NOVA faculty who are not only exceptional teachers but who have long and impressive careers with federal government agencies like the FBI and the CIA.

Courses for the Real World

You’ll take classes that explore real-world issues that may be complex, controversial and related to local, state, national and global concerns.

Affordable Administration of Justice Programs

You’ll receive an affordable administration of justice education. You may even qualify for NOVA scholarships to offset the cost of your tuition and other expenses.

Accreditations

Northern Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree in administration of justice degrees and certificates.

Administration of Justice Career Outcomes

By studying administrative justice at NOVA, you’ll develop the knowledge and critical thinking skills you need to become a criminal justice professional. You’ll be prepared for roles as a local, state, and federal enforcement officer, police officer, private or government investigator, adult/juvenile correction officer, probation/parole officer and counselor, security manager, loss prevention manager and personnel clearance administrator.

Credits and
Transfer Info

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning (CPL) generally refers to the process of granting college credit for learning gained in nontraditional ways, including but not limited to: certifications, AP or IB exams, military training, or life experience.

Transferring

Learn more about possible transfer opportunities associated with this program of study. Students interested in transferring should contact an advisor or counselor to further discuss their plans.

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