AAS Administration of Justice Studies
Academic Plan Code
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for a variety of careers in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement, corrections, probation, and social services in community-based organizations and agencies.
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, Arts and Design
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
|FYC||ENG101||First-Year Composition||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||3|
|Mathematics||MAT112||Mathematical Concepts and Applications||Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement score, OR a grade of "C" or better for MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, OR (an appropriate diagnostic score, or a grade of "C" or better in each of the following courses: MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057).||OR satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course||3|
|RC||AJS101||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|RC||AJS230||The Police Function||3|
|FYC||ENG102||First-Year Composition||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.||3|
|RC||AJS109||Substantive Criminal Law||3|
|RC||AJS240||The Correction Function||3|
|HU||AJS123||Ethics and the Administration of Justice||3|
|NS||Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area.||4|
|Oral Comm||COM100 or
|Introduction to Human Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
|Critical Reading||CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||OR equivalent as indicated by assessment||3|
|RC||AJS212||Juvenile Justice Procedures||3|
|SB||Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area.||AJS200 or AJS258 or AJS270 recommended courses||3|
|RC||AJS275||Criminal Investigation I||3|
|RC||AJS260||Procedural Criminal Law||3|
|Any AJS+++course or
If a student is test exempt in CRE101, an additional 3 credit AJS elective class will be required.
It is recommended that Term 3 courses be taken during the Summer.
A Certificate of Completion specialization should be considered to meet AJS elective courses, a total of 15-18 credits.
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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.
View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice Studies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=84733).