Administration of Justice (AJS)
The Administration of Justice (AJS) degree program is an interdisciplinary program of study which prepares students for a broad range of employment opportunities including national and local law enforcement, forensics/CSI, corrections, law and paralegal, probation/parole officer, juvenile courts and probation, victim’s rights and advocacy, national security agencies such as Homeland Security and Border Patrol, corporate security, investigators, social services in the courts or community agencies, and even academic careers in criminal justice.
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Degree: AAS in Administration of Justice
Associate of Applied Science Degrees:
The Administration of Justice degree program is an interdisciplinary program of study which prepares students for a broad range of employment opportunities including law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole officer, and social services in the courts or community agencies.
In addition to preparing students for entry-level employment, this degree program is appropriate for individuals already employed in the justice field who are seeking skill upgrade and promotional opportunities, and individuals preparing to transfer to a four-year college/university with a major in Justice Studies.
Arizona State University, Arizona State University-West, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona all offer baccalaureate degree programs in Justice Studies/Administration of Justice.
Certificate: Criminal Justice and Security
The Criminal Justice and Security certificate program is designed for those individuals interested in training in the criminal justice field, particularly as it relates to security and international crime.
Certificate: Justice Studies
The Justice Studies certificate program is designed for students interested in a broad range of criminal justice careers, without a law enforcement focus. The program includes the study of crime and delinquency and the theories, policies and practices of the criminal justice system.
Certificate: Law Enforcement and Corrections
The Law Enforcement and Corrections certificate is designed for those interested in training in the law enforcement/corrections field. Emphasis is on the study of crime and delinquency within the criminal justice system, particularly as to the response of law enforcement, corrections and the courts to violations of the law.
The Intensive Police Academy (AIS 291) is accredited by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) in providing Basic Peace Officer training to individuals meeting the requirements of the training board and appointing police agencies. The curriculum includes the study of criminal investigations, police community relations, traffic accident investigation, introduction to administration of justice, law, legal principles, patrol procedures, vehicle operations, report and technical writing, physical conditioning, defense tactics, impact weapons, firearm proficiency and safety, first aid, fundamentals of hazardous materials, stress management and use of force. Students must be screened and appointed by an Arizona Law Enforcement Agency. Upon successful completion of AJS 291, students are eligible to be hired as police officers in the state.
The Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) also offers opportunities for those who have been hired by a law enforcement agency and wish to pursue an exciting career as a peace officer. Prior course work in the AJS program may help distinguish you from other candidates as well as prepare you for the rigorous demands of the training.