This program is part of the Administration of Justice Department.
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 public safety sector comprises institutions and establishments responsible for the administration of justice, public order, and safety activities. This can include the courts, police and fire protection, correctional and parole institutions, as well as investigative and security services. Greater Phoenix employs over 20,000 people in public safety in both the public and private sectors. The region’s fast population growth will require large numbers of additional public safety workers in the years to come.
Justice professionals often:
• Protect lives and property
• Pursue and apprehend individuals who break the law
• Wear a uniform
• Work 40 hour weeks, but overtime is common
|Degree / Certificate||Title||Courses|
|Associate in Applied Science (AAS)||Administration of Justice Studies||Course Sequence|
|Associate in Applied Science (AAS)||Judicial Studies||Course Sequence|
|Associate in Applied Science (AAS)||Police Science||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion (CCL)||Forensic Investigation||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion (CCL)||Legal Studies||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion (CCL)||Judicial Studies||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion (CCL)||Police Science||Course Sequence|
|Certificate of Completion (CCL)||Victimology||Course Sequence|
Associate degrees and certificates for this program are available online (denoted with a icon above). Online learning is a convenient, flexible alternative to traditional classes. Learn more about the benefits of earning your associate degree or certificate online.
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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. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.
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