Program: Administration of Justice

Overview

Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice program at Long Beach City College is a comprehensive offering of courses created and designed for the purpose of educating and training diverse groups of students who aspire to careers in the Criminal Justice System. The program provides both certificates and degrees that reflect our student’s level of educational preparedness for entry level opportunities in Law Enforcement, Corrections, and the Courts. Students are expected to successfully develop college level skills and knowledge in furtherance of transferring to other four year institutions of higher learning and successful careers in Criminal Justice.

Career Opportunities

Students are prepared for entry-level employment in the criminal justice system. Technical education courses prepare students in the concepts and methodologies of the disciplines. This program also provides partial lower division preparation for the baccalaureate degree in this field. 

The Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancements in Law Enforcement, Corrections, and the Courts. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer in a related major.

The Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of entry-level employment opportunities within the criminal justice system such as Law Enforcement, Corrections, and the Courts.

Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), Administration of Justice 

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree at Long Beach City College is a comprehensive offering of courses created and designed to prepare students for upper division study in any of the criminal justice fields. The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the history, development, structure, and functions of the American criminal justice system. This degree program also develops students’ critical thinking skills through applying the criminological theories, principles, and concepts to address real-life situations in the field; recognizing the importance of legal and ethical behavior in a professional work setting; and analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating criminological justice theories, policies, practices and procedures to develop strategies to control and prevent crime. The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree at Long Beach City College prepares students for a seamless transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Criminal Justice/ Criminology in the CSU system. 

Associate in Arts (AA), Administration of Justice 

This Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancements in Law Enforcement, Corrections, and the Courts. Appropriate course selection will also facilitate transfer in a related major. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Explore the history, development, structure, and functions of the American criminal justice system. 
  • Apply criminological/criminal justice theories, principles, and concepts to address real-life situations in the field.
  • Recognize the importance and practice of legal and ethical behavior in a professional criminal justice work setting. 
  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate criminological/criminal justice theories, policies, practices and procedures to develop strategies to control and prevent crime. 

Certificate of Achievement, Administration of Justice 

This Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of entry-level employment opportunities within the criminal justice system such as Law Enforcement, Corrections, and the Courts. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Criminal Forensics

Completion of the Criminal Forensics Program will give students the skills and knowledge needed to become employed as entry level crime scene investigators or evidence collection specialists. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Public Services – Transportation Security Administration Associate 

Completion of the Transportation Security Administration Associate Certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level position in the Transportation Security Administration and aid those already employed in the field in their efforts to advance.