Curriculum Guides 2005-2006
(Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2006)

These curriculum guides are based on the Ohlone College 2005-2006 degree requirements. Students who will be graduating using a different catalog for their degree requirements should see a counselor and/or refer to the appropriate Ohlone College Catalog (view Ohlone's Catalog Rights Policy). All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review degree requirements and/or have questions answered.

Administration of Justice
AA Degree
Certificate of Achievement Program

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level and advanced positions in the public and private sectors. The program prepares students for positions such as police officer, deputy sheriff, state or federal patrol and investigative officer, correctional aide, security specialist, community service officer, police cadet, and reserve officer, as well as manager and supervisor in these individual fields. Placement may depend on job availability and the successful completion of an entrance examination.

Requirements for AA Degree:

  1. Complete Major Field courses with a 2.0 grade point average.
  2. Complete Plan A, B, or C General Education requirements. These are specified in the Ohlone College Catalog.
  3. Complete at least 60 degree-applicable units with a 2.0 grade point average.
  4. Complete at least 12 units at Ohlone College.

Requirements for Certificate of Achievement:

  1. Complete Major Field courses as indicated below.
  2. Complete at least six units at Ohlone College.
  3. Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in Major Field courses.

Major Field

Major Field Courses
Number Title Units
AJ-101 Administration of Justice 3
AJ-102 Criminal Law 3
AJ-104 Criminal Evidence 3
AJ-106 Criminal Procedure 3
AJ-117 Police and Society 3
AJ-118 Criminology 3
  Major Field Electives (see list below) 8-9

Major Field Electives (choose a minimum of 8 units for Certificate of Achievement; 16 units for AA Degree): AJ-107 (3), AJ-115 (3), AJ-116 (3), AJ-119 (3), AJ-123 (3), AJ-131 (3), AJ-132 (2), AJ-135 (2), AJ-140 (2), AJ-141 (1), AJ-144 (3), BA/PSY-139 (3), PSY-101 (3), PSY-114 (3), SOC-101 (3), SOC-102 (3), SOC-105 (3), WEX 195 (1-4).

Supporting Courses

It is recommended that students select additional courses from among the Major Field Electives in order to broaden their preparation or to direct their program toward such specializations as law enforcement, corrections, investigation, or security. Counselor or instructor assistance in appropriate course selection is advised. Computer literacy and Spanish language capability recommended.

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