Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice Studies

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for various careers within the criminal justice system and/or transfer to a four year institution. The program also provides criminal justice practitioners with the opportunity to complete the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice Studies as well as one of four Certificates of Completion in Corrections, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, and Victimology, and/or a transfer option.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Administration of Justice Studies (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3181
Total Credits Required
62-68
Catalog Year
2019-2020
Available Online
Yes

Transfer

This pathway map can lead to multiple transfer options.

A list of available transfer options for the Administration of Justice Studies program
Transfer Partner Degree Type Transfer Program
Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts Administration of Justice
University of Arizona Bachelor of Arts Administration of Justice
Grand Canyon University Bachelor of Arts Administration of Justice

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Administration of Justice Studies program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

$80,905

Police Identification and Records Officers

$80,905

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. The options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

All the pathway map options share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses, term credit totals, and any associated details will be automatically updated.

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
CIS105 or
BPC110 or
AJS Elective
Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications or Any AJS Elective Recommend CIS105 for transfer purpose CS 3
CPD150 or
AAA115 or
CPD115
Strategies for College Success or Creating College Success or Creating College Success 0–3
Please visit with your advisor or program faculty.

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
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review 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 or SB 3
Meet with ASU or NAU or GCU Transfer Specialist

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 4

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
Elective or
FOR105 or
FOR106 or
SQ if not met or
SG if SQ is met
Elective or Forensic Science: Physical Evidence or Forensic Science: Biological Evidence 4
Elective or
HU
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
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 3
AJS255 Crime, Law, and Mental Health Fulfills Corrections and Victimology certificate requirement 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I Fulfills Corrections and Law Enforcement certificate requirement 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar Fulfills Legal Studies certificate requirement 1

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
CPD150 or
CPD115 or
AAA115
Strategies for College Success or Creating College Success or Creating College Success 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
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146
College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review MA 3–6
Elective Elective Course 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 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
CIS105 or
BPC110
Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications Recommend CIS105 for transfer purpose CS 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 or SB 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 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

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

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

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 if not met or
SG if SQ is met
Forensic Science: Physical Evidence or Forensic Science: Biological Evidence or Any Natural Sciences SQ Course if SQ not met or Any Natural Sciences SG if SQ is met SQ 0–4
Elective or
HU
Elective Course or Any Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) course 3–4

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
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 3
AJS255 Crime, Law, and Mental Health Fulfills Corrections and Victimology certificate requirement 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I Fulfills Corrections and Law Enforcement certificate requirement 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar Fulfills Legal Studies certificate requirement 1

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Arizona State University, Administration of Justice Studies

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Arizona State University, Administration of Justice Studies option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3 AJS113 or
REC120 or
SWU171 or
PSY101 or
SOC101
Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices or Leisure and the Quality of Life or Introduction to Social Welfare or Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology ASU requires the four restricted electives courses (PSY101 or SOC101), REC120, SWU171 and AJS113 but the AAS degree only has room for three of these four courses. Thus students will pick three of the four courses to complete the AAS. Students will receive credit for either PSY101 or SOC101 and not both. SB or H, SB or SB or SB 3
4 AJS113 or
REC120 or
SWU171 or
PSY101 or
SOC101
Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices or Leisure and the Quality of Life or Introduction to Social Welfare or Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology ASU requires the four restricted electives courses (PSY101 or SOC101), REC120, SWU171 and AJS113 but the AAS degree only has room for three of these four courses. Thus students will pick three of the four courses to complete the AAS. Students will receive credit for either PSY101 or SOC101 and not both. SB or H, SB or SB or SB 3
4 AJS113 or
REC120 or
SWU171 or
PSY101 or
SOC101 or
SOC101 or
AJS113 or
REC120 or
SWU171
Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices or Leisure and the Quality of Life or Introduction to Social Welfare or Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Sociology or Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices or Leisure and the Quality of Life or Introduction to Social Welfare SB or H, SB or SB or SB or SB or SB or H, SB 3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

University of Arizona, Administration of Justice Studies

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the University of Arizona, Administration of Justice Studies option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3 AJS113 Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices 3
4 AJS119 or
CIS114DE
Computer Applications in Justice Studies or Excel Spreadsheet 3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

Grand Canyon University, Administration of Justice Studies

The additional courses required by this pathway map option have already been inserted into the pathway map above. For your reference, those additional courses are also listed below, separated by term.

Full-time

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken if the Grand Canyon University, Administration of Justice Studies option (Full-time) has been selected
Term Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3 AJS210 Constitutional Law 3
4 AJS270 Community Relations SB 3
4 AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3


If you are interested in other options for this degree, a list of all pathway map options is also available.

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Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

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=138016).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-2019