Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Administration of Justice - Associate of Applied Science (Major Code - AJS)

The Administration of Justice Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare the student for a career in the criminal justice profession or for transfer to a university Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. Furthermore, core courses provide additional training to certified law enforcement and corrections professionals.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

18-19 CREDITS

Composition

ENG 101 ( ENG 1101)

3

English Composition

ENG 102 ( ENG 1102)

3

Mathematics

MAT 123 or higher

3-4

Liberal arts*

 

6

Technology literacy

CIS 116 or CIS 120 ( CIS 1120)

3

CORE CURRICULUM†

30 CREDITS

Select from the following options or see an AJS advisor for evaluation of certified training.

Introduction to Administration of Justice

AJS 101 ( AJS 1101)

3

Substantive Criminal Law

AJS 109

3

Juvenile Justice Procedures

AJS 212

3

Criminology or Criminal Investigations

AJS 225
or AJS 275

3

The Police Function

AJS 230

3

The Correction Function

AJS 240

3

Procedural Criminal Law

AJS 260

3

Communications

COM 102 ( COM 1100)
or COM 204

3

Laboratory sciences

CHM 128 or FOR 105

4

Physical education

 

2

DEPARTMENT APPROVED ELECTIVES (AS NEEDED TO COMPLETE 64 CREDITS)

 

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

64 CREDITS

*POS 220, PSY 101 ( PSY 1101), PSY 270, SOC 101 ( SOC 1101), SOC 160 ( SOC 2215), and SOC 207 are recommended.

**Electives may include, but are not limited to, the following: AJS 204, AJS 215, AJS 225 (or AJS 275), AJS 270, CHM 128 (or FOR 105), PSY 101 ( PSY 1101), PSY 240, non-English language and laboratory science courses.

†Based upon AJS Department evaluation, certified law enforcement training such as POST Academy, Border Patrol Academy, and COTA can be used to fulfill all or part of the core curriculum and elective requirements.

Students pursuing a BAS degree must meet with an advisor to determine the appropriate general education and core curriculum requirements. Additional credits required in the general education block for BAS transfer may be used to fulfill core curriculum or elective requirements.