Administration of Justice Certificate

A certificate will be issued for completion of five core course and three elective courses for a total of 24 units. Students may submit a student petition to enrollment services to substitute credit for completion of a P.O.S.T. Basic Police Officers Academy through an accredited institution. Students must attach official college transcripts and an academy course outline or syllabus to the student petition. The Administration of Justice and Corrections Department Chair will determine the amount of credit to award the student. Four Administration of Justice course must be completed at MSJC to earn a certificate.

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Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
AJ-102 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJ-101 Criminal Law 3
AJ-105 Tactical Communication and Report Writing for Law Enforcement (formerly Public Safety Report Writing) 3
AJ-111 Criminal Procedures 3
 Units12
Spring Semester 1
AJ-112 Introduction to Criminology 3
AJ-108 Criminal Investigation 3
AJ-117 Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
AJ-118 Community and the Justice System 3
 Units12
 Total Units24
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AJ-101Criminal Law3
AJ-102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
or AJ-102H Honors Introduction to Criminal Justice
AJ-105Tactical Communication and Report Writing for Law Enforcement (formerly Public Safety Report Writing)3
AJ-111Criminal Procedures3
AJ-118Community and the Justice System3
Subtotal15
Elective Courses
Select 9 units of the following:9
Criminal Evidence
Juvenile Procedures
Criminal Investigation
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security
Introduction to Forensics for Law Enforcement
Traffic Control, Enforcement and Investigation
Special Projects: Administration of Justice
Ethics in Criminal Justice
Introduction to Probation and Parole (formerly AJ-115)
Cooperative Work Experience: Administration of Justice (formerly AJ-149)
Introduction to Private Security (formerly AJ-098)
Vice and Narcotics Investigation And Control (formerly AJ-125 Vice and Narcotics Control)
Introduction to Correctional Science
Subtotal9
Total Units24

Students may submit a student petition to enrollment services to substitute credit for completion of a P.O.S.T. Basic Police Officers Academy through an accredited institution. Students must attach official college transcripts and an academy course outline or syllabus to the student petition. The Administration of Justice and Corrections Department Chair will determine the amount of credit to award the student. Four Administration of Justice course must be completed at MSJC to earn a certificate.

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Gainful Employment Disclosures: Administration of Justice

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2022 

Program Name ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 

This program is designed to be completed in 8 months.  

This program will cost $1,104 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt. 

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ 

NOTE:  

Cost per unit $46 

Parking Permits cost $68 a year or $34 a semester  

RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester  

SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester  

Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Help a Student Fund (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Student Health Center Fee - $46 a year or $23 a semester 

*For summer session fees and non-CA resident tuition, please see: https://www.msjc.edu/StudentServices/EnrollmentServices/Pages/What-Fees-do-I-have-to-pay.aspx