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Administration of Justice (AJ)

Program Description

This program provides students with a solid background in the field of Administration of Justice by offering a variety of courses designed to prepare students for careers within the criminal justice system. The program combines the scientific study of law enforcement, the court system and corrections, along with a focus on the administration of these systems. An important component of the program is the study of the causes and effects of crime and the ways in which society responds to such behavior.

This program is designed to prepare students to obtain a twoyear degree with the knowledge and skills needed to enter a career upon graduation. It also academically prepares students who wish to continue their degree at a four-year institution. A student who successfully completes 12 credits of AJ courses at Hawai‘i CC may receive up to 6 additional AJ credits for completing basic police recruit training as required by government law enforcement agencies.

An internship program is also available to students who wish to earn college credit by working in the AJ field. Students can earn up to 6 credits, which can be applied to the program. Students interested in the internship program should contact the AJ Coordinator.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Expressafoundational understanding of the three components (law enforcement, courts, and corrections) of the Administration of Justice system and how they interrelate and affect individuals and society.
  • Work independently and interdependently with diverse populations to produce personal, professional, and community outcomes.
  • Use technology to access, synthesize, and communicate information effectively in written and oral reports.
  • Develop and initiate career plans to obtain jobs orcontinue a degree in Administration of Justice or related fields

Course Learning Outcomes

  • 12 credits in AJ courses.
  • 9 credits total by selecting one 3-credit general elective course from each area: Humanities, Natural Science, and Social Science. All courses must be numbered 100 or above and be an approved course from the designated area.
  • A minimum total of 61 credits at 100‑level or higher.
  • Earn a “C” or better in all AJ courses.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • 12 credits of General Electives

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (AJ-CJAP) Certificate of Competence (CO)