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Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice Phoenix College

USA

Course info

Summary

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of law enforcement, probation, parole, security, and related criminal justice fields along with related technical occupations. It provides practitioners in the Administration of Justice field with the opportunity for academic growth and development in their specialized fields and prepares them to continue their education at a four-year institution. Certificates of Completion are also available.

The Administration of Justice curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of law enforcement, probation, parole, security, and related criminal justice fields along with related technical occupations. It provides practitioners in the Administration of Justice field with the opportunity for academic growth and development in their specialized fields and prepares them to continue their education at a four-year institution.

For those already employed within a related field, the Administration of Justice program may lead to opportunities for promotion and advancement.

Skills and Knowledge

Students are taught to understand the process of the justice system from arrest to sentencing through course topics including Constitutional law, criminology, rules of evidence, procedural criminal law, community relations, juvenile justice procedures, and courtroom protocol. Other courses explore defensive tactics, evidence technology, and ethics.

Skills and knowledge gained from the successful completion of this program include the ability to:

Describe the major rules of evidence, including the Opinion Rule, Hearsay Rules (and its exceptions), Best Evidence Rule, the Exclusionary Rule, and the rules regarding privileged communications.
List and describe elements necessary to prove the corpus delicti of criminal acts as found in the common law and the Arizona Revised Statutes.
Identify principles of law which have evolved from "landmark" decisions pertaining to criminal justice.
Identify and describe the goals and objectives of criminal investigation.
Describe criminal investigation and list the appropriate steps to be undertaken during the investigation of specific crimes.

Career and Employment Outlook:

The Administration of Justice program is designed to prepare students for careers focused on helping others and upholding the law through work in positions such as:

Agent for Federal organizations (Border Patrol, DEA, FBI, Secret Service)
Detention or correctional officer
Parole & Probation officer
Police officer
Sheriff's deputy
State or local investigative officer

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice.

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$8,010.00 (6,05,696) per year

From

Aug-20

Venue

Department of Criminal Justice, Emergency Response, and Legal Studies

1202 W. Thomas Road,

PHOENIX,

Arizona,

85013, United States

Entry requirement for international students

PC's open admission policy means that anyone can attend Phoenix College who:

Is a graduate of a high school, which is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the United States Office of Education or approved by a State Department of Education or other appropriate state educational agency

Has a high school certificate of equivalency (GED)

Is at least 18 years of age and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the community college

as a transfer student in good standing from another college or university.

TOEFL - A minimum score on the Internet Base test (IBT) - 61, or Paper Base test (PBT) - 500

IELTS - A minimum score of 5.5

Application Deadlines are July 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester

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