Certificate of Completion in Legal Studies

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Legal Studies

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail



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.

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 program 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 Credits: 15

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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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.


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.

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

Major: 5966N
First Term: 2019 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 15
CIPS code: 43.0104
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
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - CG, EM, GC, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00