Build Your Future in Administration of Justice
Welcome to the Fullerton College Administration of Justice Department. Our program prepares students for a career in local, state and federal law enforcement, security and court administration. Courses within the program acquaint students with the American criminal justice system, criminal law, evidence procedures, investigations and forensics. The program offers an Associate of Science for Transfer Degree and/or a Certificate of Achievement for students who wish to further their career or reach their occupational goals in the criminal justice field. Not only does the Administration of Justice program provide transfer opportunities to four-year university criminal justice programs, it also provides the wide variety of justice-related or security career opportunities.
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
• Police Officer
• Public Safety Officer
• Deputy Sheriffs
• Police Identification
• Records Officer
• Criminal Investigator
• First-Line Supervisor
• Private Detective
• Correctional Officer
Salary Range: $112,627 – $157,930
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA?
Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
While a continued desire for public safety is expected to result in a need for more officers, demand for employment is expected to vary depending on location, driven largely by local and state budgets. Even with crime rates falling in recent years, demand for police services to maintain and improve public safety is expected to continue.
Average Salary in this Field
$157,930 Per Year
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