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Degrees & Certificates

 

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

 Associate of Arts Degree

(Program: 210500 State Code: 02759)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain how law enforcement is a critical part of the criminal justice system.
  2. Apply practical forensic techniques to successfully complete a criminal investigation.
  3. Recognize the responsibilities and requirements of law enforcement careers.
MAJOR + ELECTIVES: 12 COURSES | 36 UNITS | AA

 

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
 Associate of Science (AS-T)

(Program: 210500 State Code: 33121)

To earn the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must meet the following requirements:

A. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University by completing the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements; and
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as approved by the CCC Chancellor's Office.

B. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students completing this degree will have satisfied the lower division major preparation and transfer requirements for priority admission consideration to a local CSU campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain how law enforcement is a critical part of the criminal justice system.
  2. Apply practical Forensic techniques to successfully complete a criminal investigation
  3. Recognize the responsibilities and requirements of law enforcement careers.
MAJOR: 6 COURSES | 18-19 UNITS | AS-T

 

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

Certificate of Achievement

(Program: 210500 State Code: 19591)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain how law enforcement is a critical part of the criminal justice system.
  2. Apply practical forensic techniques to successfully complete a criminal investigation.
  3. Compare and contrast the role of security in preventing crime.      
  4. Analyze how law enforcement, private investigations, and security coalesce in the judicial system.
EVIDENCE SPECIALIST
Skills Certificate
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Conduct a thorough search of a crime scene for forensic evidence, collect the evidence using proper techniques, and write a forensic report.
  2. Locate, evaluate, and collect trace blood and blood spatter evidence from a crime scene.
  3. Conduct a firearms analysis investigation and write an investigative report.
FINGERPRINT EXPERT
Skills Certificate
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Categorize fingerprint records by identifying the different types of fingerprint patterns in the three basic groups, i.e., arches, loops, and whirls.
  2. Use the six divisions of the Henry classification system to categorize ten-print fingerprint records.
  3. Locate latent or other type fingerprints from a crime scene.
PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS
Skills Certificate
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Write a detailed, descriptive, and accurate crime report.
  2. Conduct a criminal investigation by interviewing witnesses, conducting background checks, and writing an investigative report.
  3. Conduct an accident investigation by interviewing witnesses, analyzing accident debris, and writing an investigative report.

PARALEGAL STUDIES

Associate of Arts Degree

(Program: 140200 State Code: 02750)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the federal and California court systems and be able to explain which court has jurisdiction over a particular matter.
  2. Prepare court documents in a professional and competent manner and ascertain answers to legal questions through thorough legal research.
  3. Author legal writings that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
MAJOR: 15 COURSES | 42 UNITS | AA

 


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 Contact Us

Wilhelm Vargas
Department Chair
Paralegal Program Director
HH 200H
(323) 953-4000, Ext. 2754
Email for Professor Vargas

 Program Contacts

Paralegal Program:  Wilhelm Vargas, (323) 953-4000, Ext. 2754, or by email.

Administration of Justice: Jesse Caballero, (323) 953-4000, Ext. 2752, or by email.

Pathway to Law School: Camille Goulet, (323) 953-4000, Ext. 2758, or by email.

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