Administration of Justice Certificate

Division: Career Technical Education


The Administration of Justice Certificate examines the structure, functions, laws and procedures, and decision-making processes of agencies that deal with crime management, such as police, prosecutors, courts and correctional facilities. This curriculum offers students the opportunity to learn skills necessary for working with local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies and will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide preparation for transfer and upper-division work. To earn this certificate, students must complete a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in the major of area of emphasis with a grace of C or better in those courses and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. This certificate requires a total of 18-19 units. At least 50% of all coursework must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Core Courses are listed in suggested sequence (12 units):
AJ 110 C Introduction to Criminal Justice3
AJ 120 CConcepts of Criminal Law3
AJ 140 CCriminal Investigation3
AJ 160 C Community and the Justice System3
Select from the list below (6-7 units):6-7
Logic and Critical Thinking3
Honors Logic and Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking and Writing
Introduction to Psychology3
Honors Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems3
Introduction to Probability and Statistics4
Probability and Statistics: Social Sciences (same as SOC 161 C)
Honors Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (Same as SOC 161HC)
Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (same as PSY 161 C)
Honors Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (Same as PSY 161HC)
Total Units18-19