Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice Studies

Forensic Investigation

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3398

Credits

64–67

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for a variety of careers in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement, corrections, probation, and social services in community-based organizations and agencies.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12
FYC ENG101 First-Year Composition 3
Mathematics MAT102 Mathematical Concepts/Applications 3
RC AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
RC AJS230 The Police Function 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16
FYC ENG102 First-Year Composition 3
RC AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
RC AJS240 The Correction Function 3
HUM AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area. 4

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
6
Oral Comm COM100 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
3
Critical Reading CRE101 College Critical Reading 3

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15
RC AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
RC AJS225 Criminology 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area. 3
RC AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
RC AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3

Term 5

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15–18
RE AJS+++++ or
JUD+++++
Any AJS+++course or
Any JUD+++course
15–18

Note

If a student is test exempt in CRE101, an additional 3 credit AJS elective class will be required.

It is recommended that Term 3 courses be taken during the Summer.

A Certificate of Completion specialization should be considered to meet AJS elective courses, a total of 15-18 credits.

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Administration of Justice Studies (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=23605).