The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies program is designed to prepare men and women for careers in the fields of law enforcement and related technical occupations. The program also provides practitioners within the criminal justice field the opportunity for continuing education and growth and development, or the foundation to continue their education at a four-year institution. Upon satisfactory completion of the outlined program, the students will receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies.
A Certificate of Completion in Police Academy Preparation has been incorporated within the Administration of Justice Studies program. The Maricopa Community College District in conjunction with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board, which has statutory responsibility for law enforcement officer training in Arizona, has established the Police Academy Preparation program. This program allows students to fulfill a portion of their Academy studies at a community college.
A Certificate of Completion in Crime Scene Technology is also available within the program. This certificate offers the students an opportunity to specialize in this important and expanding area of law enforcement.
The Certificate of Completion in Justice Studies will provide a core of courses for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Justice Studies but have previously received a degree in a different field of study. For students who are pursuing an AAS degree in Justice Studies, completion of the certificate will provide an area of specialization within their degree program. Certificates of Completion in Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement Supervision are also available within the program which allows the student to specialize in this area of Justice Studies.