Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice Studies

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Critical course Gateway course SB 3
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice Critical course HU 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS240 The Correction Function 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics MA 3–6
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM225 recommended for transfer. SB or L 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS230 The Police Function 3
AJS225 Criminology SB 3
AJS258 or
AJS200
Victimology and Crisis Management or Current Issues In Criminal Justice C, SB or SB 3
FOR105 or
FOR106 or
SQ or SG
Forensic Science: Physical Evidence or Forensic Science: Biological Evidence or SQ or SG SQ 4
RE See below

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
RE Restricted Elective See below 3
RE Restricted Elective See below 3
Elective or
FOR105 or
FOR106 or
SQ or
SG
Elective or Forensic Science: Physical Evidence or Forensic Science: Biological Evidence or Natural Sciences SQ if not met or Natural Sciences SG if not met SQ or SG 3–4
Elective or
HU
Elective or Any Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) course 3

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS113 Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices Fulfills ASU transfer requirement 3
AJS119 Computer Applications in Justice Studies Fulfills NAU transfer requirement 3
AJS162 Domestic Violence Fulfills Victimology certificate requirement 3
AJS201 Rules of Evidence Fulfills Legal Studies certificate requirement 3
AJS205 Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice Fulfills Corrections, Law Enforcement and Legal Studies certificate requirement 3
AJS210 Constitutional Law Fulfills Legal Studies certificate requirement and NAU transfer requirement 3
AJS255 The Criminal Justice System Handling of the Mentally Ill Fulfills Corrections and Victimology certificate requirement 3
AJS270 Community Relations Fulfills GCU transfer requirement SB 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I Fulfills Corrections and Law Enforcement certificate requirement and GCU transfer requirement 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1
AJS+++ or
BPC110 or
CIS105
AJS+++ or Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems Any AJS Administration of Justice Studies course not listed under Required Courses area or (BPC110 or CIS105 fulfills transfer requirement) MCC Proposals Submission CS 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet Fulfills NAU transfer requirement 3
PSY101 or
SOC101
Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology Fulfills ASU transfer requirement SB 3
REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life Fulfills ASU transfer requirement SB 3
SWU171 Introduction to Social Work Fulfills ASU transfer requirement H, SB 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Critical course Gateway course SB 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice Critical course HU 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics MA 3–6
Elective Elective 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS240 The Correction Function 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM225 recommended for transfer. SB or L 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS225 Criminology SB 3
FOR105 or
FOR106 or
SQ or SG
Forensic Science: Physical Evidence or Forensic Science: Biological Evidence or SQ or SG SQ 4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS258 or
AJS200
Victimology and Crisis Management or Current Issues In Criminal Justice C, SB or SB 3
RE See below

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
RE Restricted Elective See below 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
RE Restricted Elective See below 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FOR105 or
FOR106 or
SQ or
SG
Forensic Science: Physical Evidence or Forensic Science: Biological Evidence or Natural Sciences SQ if not met or Natural Sciences SG if not met SQ or SG 0–4
Elective or
HU
Elective or Any Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) course 0–4

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS113 Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices Fulfills ASU transfer requirement 3
AJS119 Computer Applications in Justice Studies Fulfills NAU transfer requirement 3
AJS162 Domestic Violence Fulfills Victimology certificate requirement 3
AJS201 Rules of Evidence Fulfills Legal Studies certificate requirement 3
AJS205 Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice Fulfills Corrections, Law Enforcement and Legal Studies certificate requirement 3
AJS210 Constitutional Law Fulfills Legal Studies certificate requirement and NAU transfer requirement 3
AJS255 The Criminal Justice System Handling of the Mentally Ill Fulfills Corrections and Victimology certificate requirement 3
AJS270 Community Relations Fulfills GCU transfer requirement SB 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I Fulfills Corrections and Law Enforcement certificate requirement and GCU transfer requirement 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar 1
AJS+++ or
BPC110 or
CIS105
AJS+++ or Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems Any AJS Administration of Justice Studies course not listed under Required Courses area or (BPC110 or CIS105 fulfills transfer requirement) MCC Proposals Submission CS 3
CIS114DE Excel Spreadsheet Fulfills NAU transfer requirement 3
PSY101 or
SOC101
Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology Fulfills ASU transfer requirement SB 3
REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life Fulfills ASU transfer requirement SB 3
SWU171 Introduction to Social Work Fulfills ASU transfer requirement H, SB 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.