Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice - CCL

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice program is designed to be interdisciplinary by nature and provides students with foundational knowledge of the criminal justice system and operational processes for addressing crime within society. This program also examines diverse populations and communities, and their effects on relationships with the criminal justice system. In addition, this program allows students to familiarize themselves with and evaluate various career opportunities in the criminal justice field and is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Admission criteria


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Program Contacts

Walter Olsen
Justice Studies Program Director and Residential Faculty
Phone: (480) 423-6742

Katherine Stang
Forensic Science Program Coordinator
Phone: (480) 423-6270

Alexis Hale
Division Secretary
Phone: (480) 423-6599

Christina Nordstrom
Division Secretary
Phone: (480) 423-6273

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
AJS109Substantive Criminal Law (3) or
AJS260Procedural Criminal Law (3)3
AJS123Ethics and the Administration of Justice3
AJS230The Police Function3
AJS240The Corrections Function3
  • Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. (AJS101, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240)
  • Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)
  • Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences. (AJS101, AJS230, AJS240)
  • Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS230, AJS240)
  • Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. (AJS101, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240)
  • Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, and current issues to criminal justice operations. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)
  • Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. (AJS101, AJS230, AJS240)
  • Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS123, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)
  • Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS101, AJS109, AJS230, AJS240, AJS260)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.