Required Courses

 

Grossmont College will award an Associate Degree in Administration of Justice upon students who successfully complete the following requirements:

 

  • A minimum of 60 semester units of college work. Achievement of a "C" (2.0) grade point average in all college work presented to meet degree requirements. Please note "P/NP" classes do not qualify for degree or certificate program.
  • Meeting the general education requirements as defined in the Grossmont College catalog.
  • Completion of the major course requirements in the field of Administration of Justice, as designated by the College catalog.
  • Any student who completes the requires courses for an area of emphasis qualifies for a Certificate in that area of discipline.
  • An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.

Students should be aware that prior felony or any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence convictions, and some psychological holds, are disqualifying. TROs (Temporary Restraining Orders) can also be a disqualifier. Prior substance abuse (including marijuana) and other disqualifiers may apply in specific positions related to law enforcement or forensics.

 

 

Law Enforcement

Administration of Justice Degree – Law Enforcement

 

Requires all courses listed below (effective fall 2020)

Subject Course Title Units
AOJ 110            Introduction to Administration of Justice    3
AOJ 200 Criminal Law    3
AOJ 202 Criminal Evidence    3
AOJ 204 Criminal Trial Process    3
AOJ 230 Public Safety Communications    3
AOJ 240 Community and the Justice System    3
Total   18


Area of Emphasis – LAW ENFORCEMENT
Requires an additional 12 units from below (in addition to Core Curriculum above)

 

Subject Course Title Units
AOJ 120 Community Policing and Patrol Procedure    3
AOJ 122 Traffic Law and Enforcement    3
AOJ 143     Gangs and Law Enforcement    3
 AOJ 144 Probation and Parole    3
AOJ 155 Digital Investigations    3
AOJ 206 Criminal Investigations    3
AOJ 208 Juvenile Procedures    3
AOJ 210 Leadership in Criminal Justice    3
AOJ 214 Public Service Internship    2
AOJ 215 Public Service Internship    2
AOJ 264 Terrorism and Homeland Security    3
Total   12
Plus Core Curriculum Above 18
Total for Certificate 30
Plus General Education Courses and electives for degree (minimum) 60


Note:  if you have completed a California POST-Certified Regular Basic Course (RBC) Police Academy or a Module I Police academy, you may be eligible to receive credit for AOJ 120, 122, 206 and 230.

 

You might also be able to take AOJ 214 and 215 if currently working in public safety. Contact the AOJ office for more details: 619-644-7323 or grossmont.aoj@gcccd.edu.

 

Some courses are offered on a rotating basis, between days, nights and online.  Please check WebAdvisor for most current offerings.

 

 

Forensic Technology

Administration of Justice Degree - Forensic Technology

Requires all courses listed below (effective fall 2020)

Subject Course Title Units
AOJ 110 Introduction to Administration of Justice    3
AOJ 148 Fingerprint Identification    3
AOJ 150 Forensic Photography    4
AOJ 200 Criminal Law    3
AOJ 202 Criminal Evidence    3
AOJ 206 Criminal Investigations    3
AOJ 218 Crime Scene Technology    4
AOJ 220 Forensic Analysis    4
AOJ 252 Advanced Forensic Photography    4
AOJ 254 Advanced Fingerprint Identification    3
BIO 120 Principles of Biology    4

CHEM 113

OR

CHEM 115

OR

CHEM 120

Forensic Chemistry

 

Fundamentals of Chemistry

 

Prep for General Chemistry

   4

Total   42
Total for Certificate 42
Plus General Education Courses and electives for degree (minimum) 60

 

Note: Chem 115 and Chem 120 automatically count (automatic modification) for Chem 113.  You can take either course at Cuyamaca or Grossmont, and it will count for Chem 113 for your Forensic Technology Degree. Also, Chem 120 is the only course out of the three that counts toward a Hard Science Bachelor's Degree.  So Chem 120 counts for the Forensic Tech Degree and the Bachelor's Degree.  


Recommended electives:

Subject Course Title Units
AOJ 224             Forensic Public Service Intern 2
AOJ 225 Forensic Public Service Intern 2

 

 

Corrections 

Administration of Justice Degree - Corrections

Requires all courses listed below (effective fall 2020)

Subject Course Title Units
AOJ 110 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3
AOJ 125 Introduction to Corrections 3
AOJ 140 Inmate Psychology and Supervision    3
AOJ  143   Gangs and Law Enforcement                             3
AOJ  144  Probation and Parole 3
AOJ 200 Criminal Law 3
AOJ 202 Criminal Evidence 3
OR    
AOJ 204 Criminal Trial Process 3
AOJ 208 Juvenile Procedures 3
AOJ 210  Leadership in Criminal Justice 3
 OR    
AOJ 214   Public Service Internship 2
OR     
AOJ 215  Public Service Internship 2
AOJ 230 Public Safety Communications 3
AOJ 240 Community and the Justice System 3
Total                     Total required for certificate                                                               

32

or 33

 Plus General Education Courses and electives for degree (minimum)                             60                               


Note:  if you have completed the Grossmont College Corrections Academy, you may be eligible to receive credit for AOJ 125.

 

You might also be able to take AOJ 214 and 215 if currently working in corrections. Contact the AOJ office for more details: 619-644-7323 or grossmont.aoj@gcccd.edu

 

 

Security Management

Administration of Justice Degree – Security Management

Subject Course Title Units
AOJ 110         Introduction to Administration of Justice    3
AOJ 111 Introduction to Security Management    3
AOJ 201 Legal Aspects of Security Management    3
AOJ 207 Investigative Techniques for Security Management    3
AOJ 210 Leadership in Criminal Justice    3
AOJ 230 Public Safety Communications    3
AOJ 260 Information Security    3
AOJ 264 Terrorism and Homeland Security    3
Total   24
Plus General Education Courses and electives for degree (minimum) 60


Recommended Electives:

Subject Course Title Units
AOJ 171          Security Academy 3
AOJ 214 Public Service Internship 2
AOJ 215 Public Service Internship 2
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 120 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 121 Managerial Accounting 3


Note: To advance quickly to top level management positions, Associate degree graduates are encouraged to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration. However, students should be aware that upper division baccalaureate business administration programs may require specific lower division (freshman-sophomore) prerequisites. Students who wish to transfer to a university upper division business school or college should consult with the "receiving institution" to identify all lower division prerequisite courses that may be completed at Grossmont College as part of the general education/ elective requirements in the associate degree program.

 

In addition, we also have a 48 hour Security Academy for entry level security officers.
 
Please visit our webpage for more information.You may want to visit ASIS for more information on Security Management. https://www.asisonline.org/

 

 

Associate of science - Transfer Degree

 

 

 

Courses Required for the Major

 

*Course also fulfills general dictation requirements for the
CSU GE or IGETC pattern.

 

*AOJ 110         Introduction to Administration of Justice       3
 AOJ 200 Criminal Law 3

 

Select two of the following courses (minimum 6 units):

(it is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.)

 

AOJ 125          Introduction to Corrections 3
AOJ 202 Criminal Evidence 3
AOJ 204 Criminal Trial Process                                     3
AOJ 206 Criminal Investigation                                     3
AOJ 208 Juvenile Procedure                                         3
AOJ 240 Community and the Justice System                 3

 

Select two of the following courses (minimum 6 units):

(it is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.)

 

*Math 160  Elementary statistic  
OR    
*ANTH/PSY/    
SOC 215 Statistics for the Behavioral Science         3
*POSC 121 Introduction to US Government and Politics  3
*SOC 120 Introductory Sociology                                    3
*SOC 130 Contemporary Social Problems 3

 

Total Units = 18

 

Students who have completed an entire police Academy (regular basic course or Module I) or Corrections Academy should contact the AOJ Office for information on Law Enforcement or Corrections course modifications for the academy. (Academy completion will reduce the number of required courses for the Law Enforcement and Corrections degree.)