Certificate of Completion in Legal Studies (HLC/DOE FA Hold) Legal Studies

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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. 

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Legal Studies (HLC/DOE FA Hold) (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5966
Total Credits Required
16
Catalog Year
2019-2020

What You’ll Learn

  1. Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. 
  2. Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. 
  3. Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences.
  4. Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. 
  5. Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. 
  8. Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. 
  9. Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. 

Career Opportunities

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.

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents

$85,755

Police Identification and Records Officers

$85,755

* 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.

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
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law Critical course Gateway course RC 3
AJS201 Rules of Evidence RC 3
AJS123 or
AJS205
Ethics and the Administration of Justice or Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice RC 3
AJS210 Constitutional Law RC 3
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law RC 3
AJS290BN Courtroom Testimony Seminar RC 1

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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).