Administration of Justice AAS
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Administration of Justice

Associate of Applied Science

PURPOSE: The Administration of Justice program is for students anticipating a career in the justice system, as well as for persons already employed in the justice system who want to enhance their professional standing and update their skills.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The Administration of Justice program is designed for students who are planning careers in law enforcement, corrections (juvenile and adult), or employment in related agencies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The following high school units are strongly recommended for the Administration of Justice program: four units of English, three units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, and two units of foreign language. There are no physical requirements such as height, weight, eyesight, and physical dexterity; however, the student should understand that there may be such requirements for employment in criminal justice agencies.

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree curriculum is to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. Four-year college and university transfer opportunities for AAS degrees, if existing, are usually very specific in nature. Reynolds has formal transfer articulation agreements with four-year institutions that enable graduates who qualify to transfer courses completed in the AAS degree. These transfer articulation agreements are subject to change or expiration.

In addition, students may substitute some courses in the AAS degree curriculum with courses that typically transfer to senior institutions. Students interested in transferring in general or transferring under a formal transfer articulation agreement should consult with their faculty advisor upon program entry for further guidance.

Certain illegal activities and/or convictions may prohibit employment in law enforcement.  Employing agencies may require additional training such as completion of a police academy for some positions.  Employing agencies may have minimum age requirements for some positions and may require a physical examination.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

2

ADJ 100

Survey of Criminal Justice

3

3

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

4

ADJ 128

Patrol Administration and Operations

3

5

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

6

CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

7

ADJ 105

The Juvenile Justice System

3

8

ADJ 130

Introduction to Criminal Law

3

9

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

10

______

Health/Personal Wellness Elective

2

11

ADJ 201

Criminology

3

12

ADJ 212

Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures I

3

13

______

Approved Mathematics or Science Elective 3

14

______

Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

15

______

Major Technical or Related Course Option 3

16

ADJ 116

Special Enforcement Topics

3

17

PHI 220

Ethics

3

18

______

Approved Elective 3

19

______

200 Level Literature Course 3

20

______

Major Technical or Related Course Option 3

21

ADJ 290
or
______

Coordinated Internship
or
Major Technical or Related Course
3

22

______

Approved Elective 3

23

______

Approved Mathematics or Science Elective 3

TOTAL

Administration of Justice Associate of Applied Science

 66

 

3.09.20


Name Program Email Phone
Sarah Jessie Administration of Justice AAS sjessie@reynolds.edu 804/523-5489

 

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Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 96

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $35,900 - $49,200


Common Job Titles1: Correctional Officer; Correctional Sergeant; Corrections Officer (CO); Custody Assistant; Deputy Jailer; Detention Deputy; Detention Officer; Jail Officer; Jailer; Jailor


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 2,891

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $34,100 - $44,400


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Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 388

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $51,200 - $98,300


Common Job Titles1: Captain; Correctional Lieutenant; Correctional Officer Captain; Correctional Officer Lieutenant; Correctional Officer Sergeant; Correctional Sergeant; Corrections Sergeant; Lieutenant; Sergeant; Shift Supervisor


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 523

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $42,300 - $58,800


Common Job Titles1: Chief of Police; Detective Sergeant; Lieutenant; Patrol Sergeant; Police Captain; Police Chief; Police Lieutenant; Police Sergeant; Sergeant; Shift Supervisor


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 484

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $65,700 - $95,200


Common Job Titles1: Titles not available for this occupation.


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 360

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $31,800 - $64,400


Common Job Titles1: District Wildlife Manager; Fisheries Enforcement Officer; Game Warden; Law Enforcement Officer (LEO); Natural Resource Officer; State Game Warden; State Wildlife Officer; Wildlife Conservation Officer; Wildlife Manager; Wildlife Officer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 85

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $37,300 - $50,000


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Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 20

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $21,600 - $30,300


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Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 2,637

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $42,800 - $61,600


Common Job Titles1: Asset Protection Detective; Field Investigator; Investigator; Loss Prevention Agent; Loss Prevention Associate; Loss Prevention Detective; Loss Prevention Investigator; Loss Prevention Officer; Private Investigator; Special Investigator


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 190

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $34,200 - $50,300


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Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 4,456

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $18,800 - $33,700


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Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 17

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $47,900 - $77,300


Common Job Titles1: Security Screener; Transportation Security Officer (TSO)


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 70

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $35,600 - $42,800


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029).

Green Occupation "Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accurate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on January 29, 2020.