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Administration of Justice Associates in Science Transfer Degree

Associate in Science Transfer Degree

The administration of justice program provides students with the ability to apply principles of the justice system, constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure, human relations, and concepts of criminal law as well as demonstrate proficiency in reports writing and record keeping. Students completing this program will be prepared to transfer and major in criminal justice. Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) criteria.

The Associates in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at CSU campus. Students completing the AS-T are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn an AS-T degree, students must complete:

1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.

2. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General  Education - Breadth Requirements

3. A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

4. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

5. A grade of "C" or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Students who have completed the AS-T will have a strong academic foundation in the field and will be prepared for upper division baccalaureate study at the university. The coursework will satisfy most of the lower-division requirements at many institutions within the California State University system. Students transferring to a UC, private, or out-of-state university should consult with an El Camino College counselor when planning to complete the degree since transfer requirements may be slightly different than those required for AS-T.

El Camino College Major Requirements:

Required Core Units: 6 units

Administration of Justice 100
Introduction to Administration of Justice
(3 units)
Administration of Justice 103
Concepts of Criminal Law I 
(3 units)

List A: 6 units

Administration of Justice 107
Crime and Control-
An Introduction to Corrections
(3 units)

Administration of Justice 111
Criminal Investigation 
(3 units)

Administration of Justice 115
Community and Human Relations 
(3 units)

Administration of Justice 126
Juvenile Delinquency and Legal Procedures
(3 units)
Administration of Justice 130
Principles of the Justice System 
(3 units)

Administration of Justice 131
Legal Aspects of Evidence 
(3 units)

Administration of Justice 132

Forensic Crime Scene Investigation
(3 units)


List A: 6-7 units

Psychology 5
General Psychology
(3 units)
Psychology 9A
Introduction to Elementary Statistical Methods for the Study of Behavior
(4 units)
Sociology 101
Introduction to Sociology
(3 units)
Mathematics 150
Elementary Statistics with Probability
(4 units)
Sociology 109
Introduction to Elementary Statistical Methods for the Study of Behavior
(4 units)

Total Units: 18-19

Reserve Police Officer Academy Option:

(Pending the California Community College Systems Office)

Administration of Justice 150
Peace Officer Training Module-
Level III
(7 units)
Administration of Justice 155
Peace Officer Training Module- 
Level II
(10 units)