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Submitter's Information


Susan Wyche


Dean of Career, Technical, and Extended Education


San Diego/Imperial


Palomar College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Susan Wyche

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Program Details

Program Title

Administration of Justice - General

Submission Type

Program Modifications (formerly substantial changes)

TOPs Code

Administration of Justice (210500)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

This program prepares students for a career in the criminal justice system or private security services.  The program will give students general knowledge and skills in theory, principles, and techniques of law enforcement agencies and private security services.

Enrollment Completer Projections

1 - 10

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • A.S. Degree (S)
Program Goal

Students will be able to identify and articulate the differences between the three components of the criminal justice system. The program prepares students for a career in the criminal justice field, law enforcement, courts, corrections, private/public security and investigations. The program will give students general knowledge and skills in theory, principles, ethics and techniques within the various fields of the criminal justice system.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)

21 to 33

Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)

51 to 63 (both include General Education units)

Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

One of the degree requirements, CE100, has been nearly impossible to obtain due to COVID restrictions.  This caused us to rethink the value and accessibility to our students and we decided to remove it as a degree requirement.

One of the electives has been deactivated, AJ 140, and needed to be removed from the options.  Four additional electives are added to improve degree flexibility and access.  

Program Requirements

Preparation for Law Enforcement3Y2

(Y1 or S1)
AJ 100Intro to Criminal Justice3Y1
AJ 101Criminal Evidence3Y1
AJ 102Criminal Procedures3Y1
AJ 103Community Relations3Y1
AJ 104Criminal Law3Y1
AJ 106Police Ethics3Y1
AJ 180Criminology3Y1
Select 12 units
AJ 153Issues in Homeland Security3Y2
FIRE 131Intro to Emergency Management3Y2
AJ 141Enforcement Psychology3Y2
AJ 131Juvenile Justice3Y2
SOC 110Social Problems3Y2
AJ 65
Preparation for Law Enforcement
AJ 97Topics in Administration of Justice
.5 - 20Y2
AJ 197Topics in Administration of Justice.5 - 6Y2

Supporting Documents

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Submission Details

Published at

01/20/22 - 10:32 PM



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All Comments


Jennifer Lewis   ·  02/11/22

SWC Supports


Larry McLemore   ·  02/10/22

Cuyamaca supports


Jesse Lopez   ·  02/10/22

SD Miramar College endorses the program modification.


Cassandra Storey   ·  02/09/22

SDCCE supports program mod


Dr. Javier Ayala   ·  02/03/22

GC supports.


Efrain Silva   ·  01/31/22

IVC supports the program modification.


Efrain Silva   ·  01/31/22

IVC supports the program modification.


Dr. Al Taccone   ·  01/27/22

MiraCosta College endorses this modification.


John Edwards   ·  01/27/22

Palomar College submitted the appropriate LMI from the COE. The COE recommends proceeding with developing a program or a program modification because 1) the occupations’ entry-level and median earnings are above the living wage and 2) a supply gap exists.