REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

The Administration of Justice program at Monterey Peninsula College offers courses taught by professionals from the field bringing real world experience into the classroom. From foundational courses drawing upon criminology, corrections, sociology, psychology and law, to speakers, tours and experiences with working criminal justice professionals, our students learn theory and practice to prepare for careers in law enforcement, corrections, private security and loss prevention. 


ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE FOR TRANSFER (AS-T) 

The Associate in Science Degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) prepares students for work or advanced study in law, criminology, or a variety of other criminal justice-related areas. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to describe the individual functions and components of the modern criminal justice system; use introductory concepts of legal research to locate, analyze, and discuss statutory and case law; and explain the underlying causes of antisocial and criminal behavior and societal responses.

Students may select a total of 18 units from our program offerings. Curriculum electives enable students to study other academic disciplines, such as political science, sociology, and public administration.

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REQUIRED CORE COURSES (6 UNITS)

SECTION B: SELECT 2 COURSES (6 UNITS)


CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT AND ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE

CERTIFICATE CORE REQUIREMENTS

OPTION 1: GENERAL

Select 2-3 units from the following:

OPTION 1 TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS: 23-24 


OPTION 2: EXTENDED BASIC ACADEMY

  • LETP 145A P.O.S.T. Basic Academy III (4)
  • LETP 145B P.O.S.T. Basic Academy II (6.5)
  • LETP 145C P.O.S.T. Basic Academy I (13)

OPTION 2 TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS: 23.5


OPTION 3: INTENSIVE BASIC ACADEMY

  • LETP 144A P.O.S.T. Intensive Basic Academy I (11) 
  • LETP 144A P.O.S.T. Intensive Basic Academy (11)

OPTION 3 TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS: 22

ASSOCIATE DEGREE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Certificate Requirements (22-24, determined by option)
  • No additional courses required for major

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Reading Proficiency
  • Writing Proficiency
  • Math Proficiency
  • Information Competency
  • 12 Units in Residence
  • MPC General Education Pattern
  • Completion of Major (grade of "C" or better in each course)
  • 60 Degree-applicable Units
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher


 CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING - CORRECTIONS

Students may select 13.5 certificate units from our program offerings, as follows.

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

SELECT ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING: