Admin of Justice

Administration of Justice Department

In the Administration of Justice program, you can learn about the functions and relationships of the police, prosecution, courts, probation and correctional systems of the United States. 

The Administration of Justice program offers practical and technical instruction designed to meet the increasing demand for criminal justice system employees and provides opportunities for current employees to upgrade their skills. You can choose specialized courses in areas related to your own professional and academic interest. 

You may select from courses in criminal law, legal aspects of evidence, criminal investigations, community service officer training, court operations, and more. 

An associate degree or certificate earned at San Jose City College may lead to career opportunities as a city police officer, deputy sheriff, highway patrol officer or correctional officer. Some supporting career opportunities include dispatcher, corrections officer, community service officer, crime scene investigator, and careers in the court system.



AS-T in Administration of Justice

A.A in Administration of Justice-Traditional Option

A.S. in Administration of Justice-Traditional Option

Certificate of Achievement in Court System Basics-Level 1

Certificate of Achievement in Court System Basics -Level 2

Certificate of Achievement in Supervision/Lead-Level 1

Certificate of Achievement in Court Management-Level 2

Certificate of Achievement in Judicial Administration-Level 2

A.A. in Administration of Justice-Judicial Administration

A.S. in Administration of Justice-Judicial Administration


AJ 010-Introduction to Administration of Justice

AJ 011-Criminal Law

AJ 013-Criminal Procedures

AJ 014-Contemporary Police Issues

AJ 015-Introduction to Criminal Investigation

AJ 104-Report Writing

AJ 110-Narcotics and Drug Abuse

AJ 111-Juvenile Law and Procedures

AJ 112-Introduction to Evidence

AJ 113-Crime and Violence in America

AJ 114-Terrorism

AJ 118-Introduction to Homeland Security

AJ 119-Introduction to Intelligence Analysis and Security Management

AJ 121-Advancement in Judicial Branch Careers

AJ 122-Transportation and Border Security

AJ 125-Fundamentals of Court Operations I

AJ 126-Fundamentals of Court Operations II

AJ 127-Introduction to Government and the Judicial Branch

AJ 128-Public Trust and Confidence in the Judicial Branch

AJ 129-Fundamentals of Court Operations III

AJ 131-Judicial Branch Workplace: Relationships and Communications

AJ 132-Introduction to Court Administration

AJ 133-Career Readiness in the Justice System

AJ 139-Introduction to Public Safety Community Service Officer

Administration of Justice Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify how the U.S. Constitution applies to the actions and conduct of peace officers.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of analysis and understanding.
  • Develop a plan to achieve a career in their desired area of the criminal justice system.
  • Recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.       
  • Reflect critically on developments in the criminal justice policy and the relationship of these policies to the wider political and social environment.

​Contact Us

Elias Portales
Faculty, Admin of Justice
(408) 298-2181 x3208

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San Jose City College