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The Administration of Justice Department prepares students for careers in local, state and federal law enforcement, security, and court administration. Courses within the programs offered acquaint students with the American criminal justice system, criminal law, evidence procedures, investigations, and forensics.

Paralegal Studies is an approved program by the American Bar Association (ABA). It provides the education and skills necessary for graduates to work under the supervision of an attorney as a critical member of the legal support team in all areas of law and assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent.

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  • Associate in Arts Degree – Administration of Justice
  • Associate in Science Degree – Administration of Justice
  • Certificate – Crime Scene Investigation
  • Certificate – Law Enforcement Skills Development
  • Associate in Science Degree – Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate – Paralegal Studies


The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

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Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

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Career opportunities include:  

Administration of Justice

  • Police Officer
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Sheriffs
  • Deputy Sheriffs
  • Police Identification
  • Records Officer
  • Detective
  • Criminal Investigator
  • First-Line Supervisor
  • Private Detective
  • Correctional Officer

Paralegal Studies:

  • Certified Paralegal
  • Immigrational Paralegal
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Analyst
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal Specialist

Administration of Justice

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Homeland security
  • Private security
  • Academia
  • Legal Services

Paralegal Studies:

  • Law firms
  • Offices of lawyers
  • Local government

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