Certificate of Completion in Legal Studies

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

Legal Studies

Academic Plan Type

Certificate of Completion (CCL)

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Official Curriculum Details

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services


This certificate has associated pathway maps with course sequence(s). We recommend using them as reference instead of the list below.


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

This program replaces: CCL/5635 Legal Studies

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Legal Studies is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a course of study specifically focused on legal studies. It is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice.

What You’ll Learn

This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments.
  2. Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning.
  3. Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences.
  4. Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system.
  5. Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals.
  6. Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, and current issues to criminal justice operations.
  7. Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data.
  8. Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice.
  9. Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AJS109Substantive Criminal Law3
AJS201Rules of Evidence3
AJS123Ethics and the Administration of Justice (3) OR
AJS205Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice (3)3
AJS210Constitutional Law3
AJS260Procedural Criminal Law3

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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 a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

This Certificate of Completion is associated with


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD's curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Legal Studies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=139596).

Award Details

First Term
2019 Fall
Final Term
2020 Summer
Total Credits
CIPS code
SOC codes
23-1012.00, 33-1012.00, 33-3011.00, 33-3012.00, 33-3021.00, 33-3021.01, 33-3021.02, 33-3021.03, 33-3051.00, 33-3051.01, 33-9032.00, 43-5031.00
Program Availability
Occupational Area
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Last Updated
Financial Aid Eligible?
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.