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Administration of Justice | Career Education | College of Marin

Career Options

  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Correctional Counseling
  • County and State Park Ranger
  • Court Administration
  • Dispatcher/Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Security and Protection
  • Additional options for students continuing on to get their Associate Degree (60 credits), or continue to a 4-year degree

Career Profile

Administration of Justice covers a wide range of legal careers, providing public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.

Justice professionals often:

  • Protect lives and property
  • Pursue and apprehend individuals who break the law
  • Wear a uniform
  • Work 40 hour weeks, but overtime is common

Plan your Education

View the classes you need to take to complete your certificate in Administration of Justice at College of Marin.

Available Certificates and Degrees

Certificate of Achievement, Occupational Administration of Justice – 27 units

  • Time to Complete: Can be done in 3 semesters.
  • Estimated Cost: $1,404 in tuition and fees plus $1,600 in books & supplies.

Associate Degree (AS) or Associate Degree to Transfer (AS-T) in Administration of Justice – 60 units

  • Time to Complete: Two years for full-time students.
  • AS-T is transferable to the California State University.

Why College of Marin?

  • 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.



Questions? Contact Counseling:

  • (415) 485-9432
  • (415) 485-9430

Administration of Justice Dept.

Sandy Boyd, (415) 457-8811 x7628

Administration of Justice Advisory Committee

Walt Kosta, Captain, San Rafael Police Department (ret’d.) | Ed Berberian, District Attorney, Marin County District Attorney’s Office | John Rohrbacher, Chief, Sausalito PD | Mike Daly, Chief Probation Officer, Marin County Probation | Diana Bishop, Chief, San Rafael PD | Bob Doyle, Sheriff, Marin County Sheriff’s Department | Adam McGill, Chief, Novato Police Department

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to earn the certificate?

You can take all the classes in 3 semesters (longer if you need to go slower). And, you can take the classes in any order.

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!)