Administration of Justice Studies - AAS degree

The Administration of Justice Studies (AJS) program assists in preparing students for occupations which may include: Security Guard, Bailiff, Detention Officer, Game and Fish Officer, Park Ranger, Investigator, and Probation Officer. Local career opportunities exist in all Northland Pioneer College communities as well as statewide.

Northland Pioneer College offers a unique service to law enforcement officers who have completed AzPost certification during or since 1990. If the officer completes 20 credit hours at Northland Pioneer College, s/he may submit proof of AzPost training academy certification, dated since January 1, 1990, and receive, at no additional cost, 30 hours of law enforcement credits toward an NPC Associate of Applied Science degree in Administration of Justice Studies. If the residence requirement (20 credit hours at Northland) is not complete the student may still submit proof of AzPost certification, and be charged $15.00 per credit for evaluation and transfer of AzPost credits to his/her NPC transcript.

The credits would be assessed in the following manner:

  • AJS 101 Orientation to Law Enforcement • 1 cr.
  • AJS 106 Law and Legal Aspects • 5 cr.
  • AJS 111 Police Patrol Procedures • 3 cr.
  • AJS 118 Traffic Control • 4 cr.
  • AJS 126 Crime Scene Management • 3 cr.
  • AJS 150 Police Report Writing • 1 cr.
  • AJS 180 First Responder • 3 cr.
  • AJS 190 Supervised Police Field Services • 4 cr.
  • AJS 205 Police Proficiency Skills • 4 cr.
  • AJS 231 Community Policing • 2 cr.

Total: 30 credits

 


 

Associate of Applied Science • 64 cr.

To complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Administration of Justice Studies a student must complete the general education requirements (16 cr.), the core requirements (33 cr.), a set of required electives in a selected area of specialization (12 cr.), and 3 credits of unrestricted electives.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS • 16 cr.

Communications • 6 cr.

  • ENL 101 College Composition I • 3 cr.
  • ENL 102 College Composition II • 3 cr.

Mathematics • 3 cr.

  • MAT 142 College Math with Contemporary Applications • 3 cr.
  • or
  • MAT 152 Advanced Algebra • 3 cr.

Arts and Humanities • 3 cr.

Physical and Biological Sciences 4 cr.

Core Requirements • 33 cr.

  • AJS 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice • 3 cr.
  • AJS 125 Criminal Law • 3 cr.
  • AJS 210 Juvenile Justice • 3 cr.
  • AJS 250 Criminology • 3 cr.
  • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Science • 3 cr.
  • or
  • BUS 129 Database Applications for Business • 3 cr.
  • HUS 111 Foundations of Chemical Dependency • 3 cr.
  • PSY 270 Abnormal Psychology • 3 cr.
  • SPT 120 Public Speaking • 3 cr.

And two of the following:

  • ANT 101 Human Origins and Prehistory • 3 cr.
  • ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology • 3 cr.
  • COR 123 Corrections as a System • 3 cr.
  • HPP 108 Archaeological Field Methods • 3 cr.
  • HUS 110 Introduction to Social Work • 3 cr.
  • PSY 250 Social Psychology • 3 cr.
  • SOC 120 General Sociology • 3 cr.
  • SOC 130 Racial, Ethnic and Gender Relations in Modern Society • 3 cr.

And one of the following:

  • TCA 130 Criminal Procedure • 3 cr.
  • TCA 145 Evidence • 3 cr.
  • TCA 160 Introduction to Federal Indian Law • 3 cr.

 


 

Areas of Specialization

DRUG ABUSE

Required electives 12 cr.

  • HUS 112 Biosystems/Pharmacology of Chemical Dependency • 3 cr.
  • HUS 160 Drug Abuse in Our Society • 3 cr.
  • HUS 210 Family Dynamics and Chemical Dependency • 3 cr.
  • HUS 211 Recovery and Relapse • 2 cr.
  • or
  • HUS 218 Dual Diagnosis • 2 cr.
  • HUS 212 Case Report Writing • 1 cr.
  • or
  • HUS 215 Professional Ethics and Counseling • 1 cr.



TRIBAL LEGAL SYSTEMS

Required electives 12 cr.

  • 12 credits of unduplicated TCA courses



CULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND LAW

Required electives 12 cr.

Two of the following:

  • HPP 101 Cultural Preservation • 3 cr.
  • HPP 102 Preservation Administration • 3 cr.
  • HPP 108 Archaeological Field Methods (unduplicated) • 3 cr.

Two of the following:

  • REC 120 Leisure and the Quality of Life • 3 cr.
  • REC 150 Outdoor Pursuits • 3 cr.
  • REC 210 Leisure Delivery Systems • 3 cr.
  • REC 285 Introduction to Travel and Tourism • 3 cr.



Unrestricted Electives • 3 cr.

Student may choose any 3-credit unduplicated course at the 100 or higher level.