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Administration of Justice, AAS

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CIP CODE: 43.0103

AWARD: Associate of Applied Science

LENGTH: 2 Years


The Administration of Justice curriculum is designed to provide a broad educational foundation which will prepare graduates for employment in numerous criminal justice related occupations. For students already working in the criminal justice field, this curriculum will provide preparation for advancement in the profession. Note: The Associate of Applied Science degree does not take the place of attendance at a basic academy which most police, corrections, or security agencies require prior to being employed by that agency. However, the Administration of Justice curriculum will help prepare one academically for successful completion of an agency academy. This program is G3 Eligible.

Admissions Requirements:

Individuals are eligible for admission to CVCC if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Program Requirements:

All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Administration of Justice AAS is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  • Suggested course when more than one option exists
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Total Program Pathway Credits: 65

1 SDV 101 may be substituted for SDV 100 .
2 Students must chose from ADJ Courses , Humanities Elective  , or Social Science Elective   . It is strongly recommended students planning to transfer to other programs choose humanities or social science electives. Permission to take ADJ 196  must be given by the Program Director.

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