WIP: 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.

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.

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

Plan Code: 5504B/C – The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree at LBCC 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 at LBCC 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

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.
  • 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

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 Accomplishment, Administration of Justice

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.

certificate of achievement, 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.

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

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.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost.

HOW TO 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, see Transcript Evaluation & Credit Transfer. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE?

Visit Admissions & Records to apply for your degrees and certificates.