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What will I learn?

The AS-T major in Administration of Justice prepares students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in Administration of Justice and similar areas. Completion of this AS-T meets minimum eligibility for transfer to the California State University system.

The Administration of Justice Program prepares students for jobs in the field of criminal justice. The program at CSM is designed to educate students on the many aspects of justice administration from the human, social and moral problems to the larger scope of justice systems.

Through the expertise of the faculty and the exposure to professional personnel from the criminal justice system, students can expect to be prepared for a career in various fields including criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, social services, probation, and law.

Career Opportunities

The Administration of Justice Program prepares students for jobs in the field of criminal justice. The program at CSM is designed to educate students on the many aspects of justice administration – from the human, social and moral problems to the larger scope of justice systems. Through the expertise of the faculty and the exposure to professional personnel from the criminal justice system, students can expect to be prepared for a career in various fields including criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, social services, probation, and law. The criminal justice system offers employment in various municipal, county and state agencies in California, to individuals who have the ability to work well with all types of people, observe details others might miss, and make sound decisions in times of crisis.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Identify and classify the various components and goals of the Criminal Justice System, and explain how the components function as a team.
  • Recognize and discuss the development and practical application of law in society.
  • Explain and demonstrate the importance of developing interpersonal and written communication skills necessary to function within the Criminal Justice System and society at large.
  • Describe and demonstrate the value and necessity of ethics, integrity, and professionalism in law enforcement careers.

Which department am I in?

San Mateo Community College District

Study options

Full Time (60 Units)

Tuition fees
US$7,416.00 per year
USD $3,708 per semester; USD $309/unit;

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

College of San Mateo

1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard,

San Mateo,

California,

94402, United States

Full Time (60 Units)

Tuition fees
US$8,520.00 per year
USD $4,260 per semester (5 months); USD $355/unit; It includes International Student Tuition, Capital Outlay Fee, and Enrollment Fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Skyline College

3300 College Drive,

San Bruno,

California,

94066, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Have the equivalent of an American high school education with satisfactory grades (“C” or 2.0 grade point average). Minimum requirements include TOEFL: 56 internet-based (iBt); IELTS: 5.5; Pearson: 42; EIKEN Test, Grade 2A; Duolingo 85.

For international students

Have the equivalent of an American high school education with satisfactory grades (“C” or 2.0 grade point average).

Minimum requirements include TOEFL: 56 internet-based (iBt); IELTS: 5.5; Pearson: 42; EIKEN Test, Grade 2A; Duolingo 85;

Application deadlines are November/15 for spring semester.

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About San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley

Completion of an SMCSV associate degree guarantees admission to one of 136 top ranked universities within the College University Partnership.

  • No.1 in university transfer guarantees
  • Top 10 in transfer admission to University of California
  • Ranked No.1 for public safety in California
  • Located in the high-tech center with STEM OPT internships

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