Build Your Future in Administration of Justice

Welcome to the Fullerton College Administration of Justice Department.  Our program prepares students for a career in local, state and federal law enforcement, security and court administration. Courses within the program acquaint students with the American criminal justice system, criminal law, evidence procedures, investigations and forensics. The program offers an Associate of Science for Transfer Degree and/or a Certificate of Achievement for students who wish to further their career or reach their occupational goals in the criminal justice field. Not only does the Administration of Justice program provide transfer opportunities to four-year university criminal justice programs, it also provides the wide variety of justice-related or security career opportunities.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Associate in Arts Degree –  Administration of Justice
  • Administration of Justice – Associate in Science Degree


  • Apply online at
  • Apply for financial aid:
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Dr. Kevin C. Sampson
Department Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

Associate in Arts Degree – Administration of Justice
Associate in Science Degree – Administration of Justice
Associate in Science Degree for Transfer – Administration of Justice

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).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information:

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


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

Salary Range: $37,690 – $62,960

Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

While a continued desire for public safety is expected to result in a need for more officers, demand for employment is expected to vary depending on location, driven largely by local and state budgets. Even with crime rates falling in recent years, demand for police services to maintain and improve public safety is expected to continue.

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Dr. Kevin C. Sampson

Department Coordinator

Average Salary in this Field

$37,690 to

$62,960 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Police Officer


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