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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Administration of Justice

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Administration of Justice
Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice Program
www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/publicsafety/
Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349
Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Administration of Justice program, with an emphasis in law enforcement, provides students with the skills and knowledge to assist them in obtaining employment in a variety of areas, including law enforcement, corrections, probation, and fish and game. Those already working in law enforcement may take courses at Butte College to enhance their chances for promotional advancement. Students need competency in reading and writing. High school students should take courses in speech, English composition and basic math. Students in this program will improve their ability to read, write, and analyze situations. Students also will gain a basic understanding of California laws and case law.

The AS degree should be considered a step towards a higher degree or specialized instruction. Students who complete the two-year AS degree will have the knowledge and skills to assist them in seeking employment in many different areas of law enforcement.

Students interested in this major should contact the Public Safety Education and Training Center on the Butte College Main Campus. Any modification of this program must have the approval of the Dean for the Office of Career and Technical Education, or the Director of the Public Safety Education and Training Center.

Career Opportunities
There are many job opportunities available in federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement. Employment is also available in state and local correctional facilities and county probation offices. To compete successfully with other law enforcement applicants, individuals must be well trained and have a broad educational background. Most positions require at least an Associate's degree.


Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0726900CA.html



To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Administration of Justice 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the historical development and philosophy of law.
  • Perform legal research independently and interpret, analyze and defend appellate court decisions.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations and prepare acceptable investigative reports.
  • Identify and describe modus operandi, basic crime scene investigation, proper identification and collection of evidence.
  • Describe interview and lawful interrogation techniques.
Required courses for the major: 32.5 Units

AJ 99 Work Experience-AJ Has prerequisite(s)0.5


Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice 29.5 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the historical development and philosophy of law.
  • Perform legal research independently and interpret, analyze and defend appellate court decisions.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations and prepare acceptable investigative reports.
  • Identify and describe modus operandi, basic crime scene investigation, proper identification and collection of evidence.
  • Describe interview and lawful interrogation techniques.
Required courses for the certificate:
AJ 99 Work Experience-AJ Has prerequisite(s)0.5

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