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2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration of Justice, AAS-464-Can Be Completed Online

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Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science in Administration of Justice prepares individuals for careers in the criminal justice field and for advanced study in the Administration of Justice or related programs. Courses within this program may be of interest to individuals seeking professional and/or personal development in subjects related to the criminal justice system.

Occupational Objectives: Municipal, County, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Personnel; Private or Government Investigator; Commercial and Industrial Security Officer.

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through transcript review or informed self-placement.  Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses.

Administration of Justice Curriculum Degree Requirements:

Student Development (1cr)

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (3cr)

  • Any MTH, BIO, CHM, ENV, NAS, GOL, or PHY

Humanities (6cr)

  • Any two courses from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language

Social Sciences (6cr)

Computer Applications & Concepts (3cr)

Elective Course Options (6cr)

Total Minimum Credits: 60-61

Students successfully completing requirements from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy Law Enforcement Officer course will be awarded credit for ADJ 110 , ADJ 211 , ADJ 212 , ADJ 236 , HLT/PED and two ADJ electives for a total of 20 credits. Students must provide appropriate documentation and credit will be awarded after students satisfactorily complete all other program requirements. Graduates of the Virginia State Police Basic Training Course and Law Enforcement Officers may receive academic credit.

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies necessary for academic success, transfer, and employment.  Individual programs may specify how computer competency is attained as part of the program.  If not specified otherwise, computer competency is demonstrated by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.                                                                   

1Students considering transfer should check with anticipated four-year institution to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.

2Students passing the computer competency exam will need to take an additional 100 level course in place of ITE 115 .

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