Program: Administration of Justice

Overview

Administration of Justice

Are you looking for a career where you can protect and serve your community while working in an environment that values honor and integrity?  If so, then you should investigate the Administration of Justice Program.  Long Beach City College can provide you with the necessary educational foundation to help you succeed and prepare you for a satisfying career in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, criminal forensics, federal transportation security, or private security.  With 500 law enforcement agencies in California, this is a field with many jobs in it.  Get started now by enrolling at Long Beach City College.

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE - Program Brochure
 

Career Opportunities

Law enforcement jobs and supporting criminal justice jobs are available throughout the local area, the state and across the country.  There are many jobs in the sworn and non-sworn categories as well as in the private sector security field.

  • Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • State Investigator
  • Arson/Fire Investigator
  • Correctional Officer
  • Military Police Officer
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Detective
  • Private Detective
  • Homeland Security Officer
  • University Police Officer
     

degrees & certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Administration of Justice Program.

REQUIRED COURSES – AS-T

REQUIRED COURSES – AA & Certificates
 

Associate in science for transfer degree (AS-T), Administration of justice

Plan Code: 5504B/C – 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Explore the history development, structure and functions of the American criminal justice system.
  • Recognize the importance and practice of legal and ethical behavior in a professional criminal justice work setting.

Associate in Arts degree (AA), Administration of Justice

Plan Code: 1800 – 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 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Explore the history, development, structure and functions of the American criminal justice system.
  • Recognize the importance and practice of legal and ethical behavior in a professional criminal justice work setting.

certificate of achievement, Administration of Justice

Plan Code: 3800 – 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and ability to analyze crime, policies, procedures and the people that shape the Justice System.

certificate of achievement, Criminal Forensics

Plan Code: 4019 – 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate the critical thinking skills that are needed to identify potential evidence, analyze and process a crime scene and establish a chain of custody for all collected evidence.

certificate of Accomplishment, Transportation Security administration

Plan Code: 4800 – 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of plans and programs at federal, state and local levels that reflect the evolving strategic policy issues associated with a statutory and presidential direction for Homeland Security.

course offerings

The Administration of Justice Program and Long Beach City College offers a vast array of courses designed to provide students with the requirements to complete their degree and certificate programs.  These courses will transfer to the University of California and California State University systems as well as other private/public universities and colleges.  Courses are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters, with some courses being offered during the Winter and Summer intersessions.  (A 2 year plan is in development)

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic plannings.

Course Name Fall Winter Spring Summer
ADJUS 2
Introduction to Administration of Justice
check icon check icon check icon check icon
ADJUS 3
Introduction to Criminal Procedures
check icon   check icon  
ADJUS 4
Criminal Law
check icon   check icon  
ADJUS 5
Community and Human Relations
check icon   check icon  
ADJUS 6
Introduction to Evidence
check icon   check icon  
ADJUS 8
Introduction to Investigation
check icon   check icon  
ADJUS 10
Writing for Criminal Justice
check icon   check icon  
ADJUS 14
Juvenile Law and Procedures
check icon      
ADJUS 16
Vice, Narcotics, and Organized Crime
TBD TBD TBD TBD
ADJUS 17
Computer Use in Criminal Justice
TBD TBD TBD TBD
ADJUS 18
Police Field Operations
    check icon  
ADJUS 19
Fingerprint Classification and Identification
check icon   check icon  
ADJUS 253
Understanding Domestic Violence
check icon      
ADJUS 255
Introduction to Forensics
check icon   check icon  
HSA 401
Introduction to Homeland Security
check icon   check icon  
HSA 402
Intelligence Analysis/Security Management
check icon      
HSA 403
Transportation and Border Security
    check icon  
PUBAD 1
Introduction to Public Administration
check icon   check icon  

Course Descriptions

FAQ

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

HOW TO Transfer & LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.