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Administration of Justice | Career Education | College of Marin

Administration of Justice covers a wide range of careers in criminal justice, providing public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations. Education and training is becoming more important for those who seek careers in criminal justice.

This Administration of Justice program at College of Marin is designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge that will prepare students for initial employment, advancement, or transfer to a four-year college or university (with the AS-T degree).

Administration of Justice Options – What does COM Offer?

CLICK on the program award to view costs and required classes for each certificate and degree

Administration of Justice Associates Degree for Transfer (60.0 units)

Time to Completion (minimum):4 semesters
Estimated Tuition & Fees*:$3096.00
Estimated Books & Supplies*:$2000.00
Required Courses (6.0 units)
Class CodeNameCompletedUnits
AJ 110Introduction to Administration of Justice3.0
AJ 111Criminal Law3.0
 
LIST A Courses - Select 2 (6.0 units)
Class CodeNameCompletedUnits
AJ 113Criminal Procedure3.0
AJ 116Juvenile Law and Procedure3.0
AJ 212Introduction to Evidence3.0
AJ 215Introduction to Investigation3.0
 
LIST B COURSES Select 2 including any List A course not already taken (6.0 units)
Class CodeNameCompletedUnits
MATH 115Intro to Statistics4.0
PHIL 112Introduction to Logic3.0
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3.0
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3.0
STAT 115 Probability & Statistics may be substituted for MATH 115
General Education (42.0 units)
See a counselor to plan your IGETC/CSU breadth General Education courses

Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement (27.0 units)

Time to Completion (minimum):3 semesters
Estimated Tuition & Fees*:$1404.00
Estimated Books & Supplies*:$1600.00
Required Courses (27.0 units)
Class CodeNameCompletedUnits
AJ 110Introduction to Administration of Justice3.0
AJ 111Criminal Law3.0
AJ 113Criminal Procedure3.0
AJ 116Juvenile Law and Procedure3.0
AJ 118Community Policing and Problem Solving3.0
AJ 204Crime and Delinquency3.0
AJ 212Introduction to Evidence3.0
AJ 215Introduction to Investigation3.0
AJ 220Vice, Narcotics, and Organized Crime3.0
 

Administration of Justice Associates Degree (60.0 units)

Time to Completion (minimum):4 semesters
Estimated Tuition & Fees*:$3096.00
Estimated Books & Supplies*:$1200.00
Required Courses (27.0 units)
Class CodeNameCompletedUnits
AJ 110Introduction to Administration of Justice3.0
AJ 111Criminal Law3.0
AJ 113Criminal Procedure3.0
AJ 116Juvenile Law and Procedure3.0
AJ 118Community Policing and Problem Solving3.0
AJ 204Crime and Delinquency3.0
AJ 212Introduction to Evidence3.0
AJ 215Introduction to Investigation3.0
AJ 220Vice, Narcotics, and Organized Crime3.0
 
General Education (33.0 units)
See a Counselor.
* These expenses may not reflect your actual cost to attend College of Marin.
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Tuition cost is for in-state tuition, which is currently $46/unit plus additional fees. For out-of-state tuition, see marin.edu/paying-college.
-For information about opportunities for financial aid, please visit marin.edu/financial-aid
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or financial aid and enrollment questions, contact Enrollment Services at (415) 457-8811 Ext. 8822 or admissions@marin.edu.
Some classes may have prerequisites. Please meet with a College of Marin Counselor to plan your education path and determine which classes are necessary for you.

Career Outlook

What work can I get and how much can I earn?

There are many options in the field of business. Higher responsibility positions often require higher qualifications. In addition to the positions below, other Business Administration positions include Business Manager, Entrepreneur, Financial Services Representative, Human Resource Assistant, Management Assistant or Trainee, Marketing Assistant and Salesperson/Sales Professional.

JOB TITLE: Corrections Officer / Jailer

  • Annual Earnings: $46,050 to $127,320
  • What They Do: Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. They may guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other points.

JOB TITLE: Probation Officer / Correctional Treatment Specialist

  • Annual Earnings: $52,710 to $117,410
  • What They Do: Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offenders.

JOB TITLE: Police or Sheriff’s Patrol Officer

  • Annual Earnings: $84,540 to $141,520
  • What They Do: Patrol assigned areas to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

JOB TITLE: Detective / Criminal Investigator

  • Annual Earnings: $71,680 to $159,220
  • What They Do: Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
To explore these professions in more detail or find out about other growing professions, visit onetonline.org.
Salary ranges reflect 10% to 90% of annual earnings per data sourced from Economic Modeling Specialists International (www.economicmodeling.com); data includes the North Bay Region (Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma) and San Francisco County.

Key Contacts

Who do I contact if I have questions?

PLAN: Call the Counseling Office at (415) 485-9432

OTHER QUESTIONS: Call COM's Career Programs Dept at (415) 457-8811 x8200

PROGRAM QUESTIONS: Call the Administration of Justice Dept.:
Sandy Boyd, (415) 457-8811 x7628

Why Choose College of Marin for Administration of Justice?

  • High-Quality Instruction: Our instructors are highly experienced industry professionals recognized as experts in their respective fields who understand their industry’s needs and trends. Instructors include the District Attorney of the County of Marin and a retired Captain from the San Rafael police.
  • Affordable: College of Marin classes are open to all and cost only $46 per unit for California residents. Financial aid and student support services are available to those who qualify.
  • Up-to-Date: COM’s Administration of Justice classes are constantly revised to stay up-to-date with current legal information.
  • Accessible: Class meeting times and locations are convenient to the working student’s schedule.
  • Small Class Size: Most classes have 10-22 students. This low student-to-teacher ratio allows instructors to work individually with students as needed while covering material in-depth.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What else should I know?

Are there any pre-requisites?

No, there are no requirements or prerequisites. However, good working English is essential.

Can I take classes in the evening?

Yes, classes are available in the evenings, great for working students,

How do I get started?

To get started, you need to enroll at College of Marin and should meet with a career counselor (who can help you with planning your education, direct you to financial alternatives, and more!)

PLEASE NOTE: This program is subject to change! For the most up-to-date information and to plan an individualized education plan, please see a College of Marin Counselor.
This program is eligible for financial assistance under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). For information about opportunities for financial aid, please contact Enrollment Services at (415) 457-8811 Ext. 8822 or admissions@marin.edu.
Gainful Employment - For more information about College of Marin graduation and completion rates, the median debt of students who have completed our programs, and other important gainful employment information, please visit www1.marin.edu/gainful-employment.