Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals

Administration of Justice

  • Associate in Science-Transfer - Administration of JusticeDetails for Associate in Science-Transfer - Administration of Justice

    The Administration of Justice major consists of courses appropriate for an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree, which provides a foundational understanding of the discipline, a breadth of coursework in the discipline, and preparation for transfer to any CSU that accepts the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC). Potential careers students may enter upon completion of this program include: law enforcement, probation, parole or security. The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 (semester) units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

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  • Associate in Arts - Corrections/ProbationDetails for Associate in Arts - Corrections/Probation

    The A.A. degree in Corrections/Probation provides the foundational education required for an individual’s career entry into the criminal justice field, specifically correctional operations and probation/parole case investigations. The courses range from concepts of criminal law, evidence, investigation and reporting to criminology, aspects of social change, and corrections investigations.

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  • Associate in Arts - Law EnforcementDetails for Associate in Arts - Law Enforcement

    The A.A. degree in Law Enforcement provides the foundational education required for an individual’s career pathway into the criminal justice field with an emphasis on the administration of justice. The courses range from the concepts of criminal law, evidence, investigation and reporting to community relations and criminology.

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  • Associate in Arts - Private SecurityDetails for Associate in Arts - Private Security

    The A.A. degree in Private Security provides the foundational education required for an individual’s career pathway into the private security field. The courses range from the concepts of criminal law, evidence, investigations and reporting to patrol procedures and criminology.

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  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Private SecurityDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Private Security

    The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced in Private Security provides a compressed, minimum foundational education required for an individual’s career pathway into the private security field. The emphasis is on courses needed to apply for entry-level positions. The courses offer exposure to patrol and justice procedures.

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  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Cyber Forensics and InvestigationsNEWDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Cyber Forensics and Investigations

    Cyber crime detection, investigations and network security skills are increasingly in demand by firms and government agencies that are engaged in the collection and evaluation of evidence. By completing the Cyber Forensics and Investigations Certificate of Achievement-Advance program, students will acquire skills to protect data and intellectual property, develop protective solutions, conduct network intrusion investigations and detect violations by criminal, destructive and terrorist perpetrators. This certificate program will meet the needs of students who are seeking employment within the criminal justice system outside of the traditional law enforcement careers. In addition, this specialized knowledge will provide professional law enforcement and private investigative personnel with specialized skills to facilitate career advancement

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In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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