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Serve your community and become an agent of justice through Compton College's Administration of Justice Program. The Administration of Justice program provides students with the ability to apply principles of the justice system, constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure, human relations, and concepts of criminal law as well as demonstrate proficiency in report writing and record keeping.
Students will have the criminal justice skills and knowledge to transfer to an advanced program or enter the field for on-the-job training. Courses include General Psychology, Criminal Procedures, Forensic Crime Scene Investigation, Legal Aspects of Evidence, and more.Apply Now
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Associate in Science for Transfer
Certificate of Achievement
The program cost is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. For example, unit fees for a 15-unit certificate would be $690, ranging up to the 60-unit associate degree, which would be $2,760. Most students qualify for financial aid or for the Compton College Promise Program.
The median salary for a peace officer in California is $112,112 and goes up based on the role and experience. Among peace officers nationally, the lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,130, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $113,860.
Cooperative Work Experience (CWEE) is designed to provide Compton College students with workplace experience and enhanced skills. We invite you to learn more about the work experience process with us by visiting the CWEE website.
Compton College is a great value for students looking to make a change or enhance their career and get experience for in-demand, high-paying jobs. Our diverse programs, affordable fees, and outstanding student services are here to support your career goals. Administration of Justice is just one of many career paths we offer and trains students based on California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) criteria to ensure industry success.
Upon completing Compton College's Administration of Justice Program, students can use their certificate and/or degree to work immediately or complete additional general education and major preparation coursework for transfer to a university.
At least 50% of the major requirements for the associate degree must be completed at Compton College.
"Administration of justice degree recipients are ready to pursue a number of law enforcement careers. They're especially prepared to enter positions that make use of their extensive understanding of operations and ethics in various law enforcement entities."Donald Mason, Compton College Administration of Justice Instructor
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