MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Law and Administration of Justice Department is to prepare students for successful careers in law enforcement, private investigations, security, and the judicial system.
 
DEGREE PROGRAM
Degree:  AA Administration of Justice - Plan A
Degree Learning Outcomes  
The student will:
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.
 
Degree:  AA Administration of Justice - Plan B
Degree Learning Outcomes 
The student will: 
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.
 
Degree:  AA Paralegal Studies - Plan B 
Degree Learning Outcomes  
The student will:
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.
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 
Certificate of Achievement:  Administration of Justice 
Certificate Learning Outcomes 
The student will:  
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.
 
Certificate of Achievement:  Administration of Justice - Specializing in Forensics
Certificate Learning Outcomes   
The student will:  
1. Recognize the three parts of the criminal justice system and how they interrelate.
2. Identify, collect, package, and analyze physical evidence from a crime scene.
3. Conduct a criminal investigation using interviews, interrogation, and case preparation.