Certificate of Completion in Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice
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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice program is designed to be interdisciplinary by nature and provides students with foundational knowledge of the criminal justice system and operational processes for addressing crime within society. This program also examines diverse populations and communities, and their effects on relationships with the criminal justice system. In addition, this program allows students to familiarize themselves with and evaluate various career opportunities in the criminal justice field and is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice.


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Academic Career
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Administration of Justice (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
Total Credits Required
Catalog Year

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Correctional Officers and Jailers $43,760
Detectives and Criminal Investigators $81,800
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $92,030
Fish and Game Wardens $53,340
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers $68,010
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers $44,590
Security Guards $24,980
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Critical course Gateway course Course carries SB Value 3
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice Course carries HU Value 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3
AJS109 or
Substantive Criminal Law or Procedural Criminal Law 3
AJS240 The Correction Function 3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = 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


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 Administration of Justice (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=134336).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.