Associate of Arts with Concentration in Criminal Justice Administration
Dr. James E. Guffey, Ph.D
The Concentration in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to prepare students for many entry level positions in the Criminal Justice System. Many positions within the Criminal Justice System do not require a Bachelor of Science degree for entry-level positions. Examples are correctional officer, police officer, juvenile hall counselor or jailer. The Concentration in Criminal Justice will provide the basic skills necessary for better paying security positions, and will suffice for hire as a bail enforcement agent or private investigator apprentice. In addition students wishing to pursue a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice will be able to transfer credits earned in CJA 340, 351, 352, and 356 as well as the general education coursework to partially fulfill the requirements for the B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Explain the historical background of policing in England and the U.S.
- Describe the historical context of American corrections.
- Identify the basics of criminal procedure and criminal law.
- Describe the basic concepts of criminal law.
- Describe the basic concepts of criminal evidence.
Preparation for the Concentration Requirements
(6 courses; 24 quarter units)
Requirements for the Concentration
(5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)