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Administration of Justice - Judicial Administration - Associate Degree

San Jose City College
Program overview
2.5 years
Associate's degree

Start dates
San Jose

San Jose
San Jose City College

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Administration of Justice - Judicial Administration

San Jose City College offers both an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) and certificates in Administration of Justice & Judicial Administration. Students planning to transfer should follow the Associate in Arts. The Judicial Administration option expands the existing Administration of Justice program focus beyond primarily law enforcement to include judicial branch careers. The program offers students educational opportunities which prepare them for entry into judicial branch careers. Additionally, the curriculum addresses the educational and professional development needs of the existing judicial branch workforce and prepares students for advancement in their careers working in the courts. The program goals address the increasing need for well-prepared applicants for court positions at all levels from entry to managerial.

Students considering transferring to the California State University system and are interested in continuing their studies in the following areas: Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement, Correctional Administration, Social Science, and Pre-Law should also review the major sheet for an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T).

All major and certificate courses including approved major electives must be completed with a grade "C"or better.

Admission requirements

Admission to San José City College (SJCC) is open to high school graduates, possess GED, certificate of proficiency, or the equivalent, or to those who are at least 18 years old.

The first step for all persons desiring to enroll in classes at SJCC is to complete an application for admission. Please visit the website for more information regarding admission.

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Program content


  • Fundamentals of Court Operations-Court Case Types
  • Introduction to Government and the Judicial Branch
  • Public Trust and Confidence in the Judicial Branch
  • Fundamentals of Court Operations- Courtroom Support
  • Judicial Branch Workplace: Relationships and Communications
  • Introduction to Judicial Administration
  • Career Readiness in the Judicial/Justice System
  • Business English and Writing
  • Politics and Government In America


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Associate Degrees

  • Administration of Justice - Judicial Administration Associate in Arts
  • Administration of Justice - Judicial Administration Associate in Science


  • Administration of Justice - Judicial Administration: Judicial Administration - Certificate of Achievement

Continuing studies

Learning Outcomes

  • The operations of the various divisions of the court such as criminal, civil, family law, probate, juvenile delinquency, and dependency.
  • The role of the clerk of court in functions such as legal processing, calendaring, and maintaining the court record.
  • The courtroom support functions such as making the official record, jury services, and court security.
  • Administrative business functions such as finance, human resources, facilities management, and information technology.

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San Jose City College

Founded in 1921 in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, San José City College (SJCC) has provided educational excellence and opportunities to students from around the world for 100 years! San José City College’s new state-of-the-art facilities combined with a...

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Contact info

San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Avenue
95128 San Jose CA
United States of America (USA)

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