Certificate of Completion in Judicial Studies

Administration of Justice

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Judicial Studies

Academic Plan Code




A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Judicial Studies will address specific skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the court system. The CCL is also designed fro those individuals currently employed in the course who want to enhance or expand their job skills. Program of study will explore the court structure, management, role of the judiciary and other areas that impact on the court.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
RC JUD101 The Courts In Arizona 1
RC JUD109 Judicial Writing 1
RC JUD111 Sentencing Misdemeanants 1
RC JUD103 Role Of The Court Staff 1

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC JUD107 Civil Procedure In Arizona Courts 2
RC JUD121 Appeals 1
RC JUD115 Injunctive Actions 2
RC JUD119 Alternative Dispute Resolution 1
RC JUD113 Court Management 2

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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