Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice

Law and order is not exactly what it looks like on TV. It’s often less glamorous, yet, it can be more exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Law and order is an important function of society and communities will always need criminal justice professionals.

The Administration of Justice program at MCC offers you a comprehensive approach to the study of the theories of law and their application to the criminal justice system. Our program meets the needs of the most rapidly growing academic and professional fields in the United States.

In the tradition of community colleges, the Administration of Justice program places a strong emphasis on the application of knowledge and its transferability to career opportunities, while also preparing students to continue their academic preparation at the university level. We’re committed to assisting students through the critical examination of crime, social deviance, law, and justice.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate 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 or degrees 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 Fingerprint Identification and Photography
Certificate of Completion CCL Forensic Investigation
Certificate of Completion CCL Law Enforcement
Certificate of Completion CCL Victimology


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
Associate in Applied Science AAS Forensic Science

Career Opportunities

The Administration of Justice program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Bailiffs $32,820
Compliance Officers $58,650
Correctional Officers and Jailers $43,760
Detectives and Criminal Investigators $81,800
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $92,030
Fish and Game Wardens $53,340
Forensic Science Technicians $54,630
Judicial Law Clerks $40,690
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $35,340
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers $68,010
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers $44,590
Security Guards $24,980
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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

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

Advising for the Administration of Justice program is available through the Administration of Justice department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.