The Field

The administration of justice is a crucial part of our democracy designed to prevent and control crime, shield the public from harm, provide detention and rehabilitation services, and finally, ensure equal justice for all citizens through the judicial system.

In order to succeed in the Criminal Justice field, students should demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills. Problem solving, ambition, organization and a strong desire to serve one’s community are also key qualities needed when working in the justice system.

The Administration of Justice Program at Skyline College

The Administration of Justice Program at Skyline College provides a solid educational foundation in criminal justice studies, allowing students an opportunity to explore the varied aspects of the criminal justice field and prepare for a career. The program also allows those already working in the field to fulfill educational goals and career aspirations.

We offer a Certificate of Achievement which provides a head start on the road to employment and one Associate of Arts Degree and two Associate of Science Degrees for a clear path to transfer to a four-year institution.

Career Outlook

The administration of justice offers excellent employment opportunities at the local, state and federal levels of criminal justice in a broad range of careers including law enforcement, corrections, courts, social services, probation, forensics, investigation, security, and law.

Wages and demand for jobs varies greatly for these careers across the state and nation. Police Officers in California make an average of $86,040 per year according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists make an average of $76,540.