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Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice Overview

The Administration of Justice program teaches about the roles and connections between the police, prosecution, courts, probation, and correctional systems in the United States.

Degree & Programs

The Administration of Justice program is to meet the growing need for skilled employees in the criminal justice field by providing practical and technical training. It also offers current employees the chance to enhance their skills through specialized courses that align with their professional and academic interests. These courses cover criminal law, evidence, investigations, community service officer training, and court operations. Upon completing an associate degree or certificate from San Jose City College, students can pursue career opportunities as city police officers, deputy sheriffs, highway patrol officers, or correctional officers. Other potential career paths include dispatchers, corrections officers, community service officers, crime scene investigators, and positions within the court system. Additional information about the Administration of Justice program is in the SJCC catalog.


Department Contacts

  • Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts Division
  • (408) 288-3785
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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify how the U.S. Constitution applies to the actions and conduct of peace officers.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of analysis and understanding.
  • Develop a plan to achieve a career in their desired area of the criminal justice system.
  • Recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.       
  • Reflect critically on developments in the criminal justice policy and the relationship of these policies to the wider political and social environment.