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 of Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Legal Studies (HLC/DOE FA Hold) (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
What You’ll Learn
- Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments.
- Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning.
- Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences.
- Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system.
- Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals.
- 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.
- Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data.
- Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice.
- Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice.
Successful completion of the Legal Studies (HLC/DOE FA Hold) 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.
Correctional Officers and Jailers
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
Judicial Law Clerks
Police Identification and Records Officers
Police Patrol Officers
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
Supervisors of Police and Detectives
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.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|AJS109||Substantive Criminal Law||Critical course Gateway course||RC||3|
|AJS201||Rules of Evidence||RC||3|
|Ethics and the Administration of Justice or Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice||RC||3|
|AJS260||Procedural Criminal Law||RC||3|
|AJS290BN||Courtroom Testimony Seminar||RC||1|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
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 (HLC/DOE FA Hold) (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=138241).