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Administration of Justice

Students desiring careers in Administration of Justice may elect a program of study for upper division transfer, or one which is oriented towards job entry either as sworn or non-sworn employees at a Local, State, or Federal Agency within the Criminal Justice System. The Criminal Justice System includes three components:

  • Law Enforcement

  • Courts

  • Corrections

Students intending to transfer to a four-year college, such as CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus, for a degree in Criminal Justice, should pursue the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree. Students planning to pursue a career in Administration of Justice after graduation from College of the Desert should include more specialization and emphasis in the Administration of Justice courses. Students desiring the California POST Certified - Basic Peace Officer Training, should visit the Public Safety Academy under Academic Programs on the College of the Desert website at​​​