Administration of Justice

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Contact the Program Director

Bert Ouderkirk

Residential Faculty - Administration of Justice Studies


602-430-4702 (mobile)

Office: SC 14

This program is part of the Social Science and Justice Studies Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Administration of Justice

If you’ve always been interested in the criminal justice system, criminology, or forensic science, consider enrolling in the Administration of Justice program. This program will prepare you for a career in crime scene investigation, corrections, law enforcement, homeland security, and public safety.

The program offers a comprehensive education in the study of the criminal justice process, including law enforcement, courts, probation, parole, security, and criminology. You will also learn community policing, evidence technology, how the principles of criminal justice laws have evolved, and so much more.

Make it happen today with the Administration of Justice Program!

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion, Associate Degrees and Transfer Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates, degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Administration of Justice program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Administration of Justice
Certificate of Completion CCL Corrections
Certificate of Completion CCL Law Enforcement
Certificate of Completion CCL Legal Studies
Certificate of Completion CCL Victimology

Associate Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Administration of Justice program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Administration of Justice Studies

University Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degrees offered in the Administration of Justice program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Arts AA Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Criminal Justice

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Administration of Justice program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents


Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates


Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers


Police Identification and Records Officers


Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers


Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists


Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors


* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Become a Student

Click here for MCC’s easy-to-use Enrollment Steps.

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to connect with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Resources For You

Get credit for your industry training. MCC offers Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for students with existing industry certifications, licenses, and approved corporate training. Access the form below and attach proof of training/certification when you submit your request. Please note, in order to access and complete the PLA form, you must be an active MCC student and have an MEID.

AAS degree students have University transfer options. This program allows students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science to transfer 60 or more credit hours toward a Bachelor of Applied Science to an Arizona public university. Learn more about AAS to BAS Transfer Pathways.

You may be eligible for one of our new transformative scholarships. These cover the cost of your tuition, course fees, books, and other needed resources.

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