College of the Siskiyous

Administration of Justice

General Description

The Administration of Justice curriculum prepares students for careers in a variety of criminal justice fields at the local, state, and national levels. The program is designed to instruct students on the principles of the federal, state, and local justice systems and subsystems. Emphasis is placed on academic and practical exposure to Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Law, Criminal Investigations, Forensics, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Principles of Criminal Defense, Community Relations, Corrections, Firearms Training, Juvenile Law, Arrest and Control, Emergency Vehicle Operations, and California Law. The program at College of the Siskiyous allows students to complete an Associate of Arts degree or an Associate in Science degree for transfer to a California State University. The Administration of Justice Program also offers a comprehensive Public Safety Training Program including a Police Officer Academy and State-mandated training courses for the Law Enforcement Community.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program the student should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate theories, policies, and Criminal Justice professionals' actions based on empirical evidence.
  • Communicate and express themselves in a clear and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of policing, courts, and corrections.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theories of crime and justice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse and multicultural nature of society.
  • Demonstrate the ethical decision-making process in Criminal Justice professions and understand the individual, organizational, and societal implications of these decisions

Career Options

The following list is a sample of the many career options available for the Administration of Justice or Criminal Justice majors. Many require an associate degree, some require a bachelor's degree, and a few of these require a graduate-level degree: Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer, Detective, Correctional Officer, Probation Officer, FBI Agent, CIA Agent, Crime Scene Investigator, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agent, Emergency Management Director, Security Guard, Paralegal, Bailiff, Airport Security Officer, Secret Service Agent, Warden, Drug Enforcement Agent, Coroner, Attorney, Criminologist, US Marshal, Environmental Conservation Officer, and Juvenile Court Counselor.

Program Coordinator

Jeremiah LaRue

Phone: (530) 938-5599

Jeremiah LaRue


Michele Korkowski

Phone: (530) 938-5559

Michele Korkowski


Program Contact: Career and Technical Education
Phone: (530) 938-5512