Academics: AJ

AJ Technical Standards

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum.

Additional AJ Links

Articulation Agreements

Administration of Justice

View Complete Description in College Catalog [PDF]

Program Mission

The Administration of Justice program’s mission is to serve the community as a learning-centered, open door program that provides technical training to meet the demands of the industry and the needs of the individual. An open-exit option allows the students to identify their career objectives and participate in program exploration.

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare the student academically for entry into the Administration of Justice career field; i.e., law enforcement, courts, corrections or private security. Courses are also provided to meet the training needs of the in-service professional.

A student at Honolulu Community College who completes twelve (12) units of Administration of Justice work may receive up to twelve (12) additional units for completing Basic Recruit Training in law enforcement or corrections, as required by governmental agencies:

  • Basic Recruit Training (e.g., Corrections) graduating with a minimum of 250 hours training – 6 credits.
  • Basic Recruit Training (e.g., DPS - Law Enforcement) graduating with a minimum of 500 hours training – 9 credits.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the AJ program, students will be able to:

  • Use critical observation skills.
  • Communicate with a diverse population in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Assess and respond appropriately to potential confl ict situations.
  • Write clear and accurate reports.
  • Maintain a drug free lifestyle.
  • Work independently and interdependently to accomplish shared professional outcomes.
  • Develop Administration of Justice career plans.
  • Practice within the legal/ethical parameters of the Justice profession.

Program Prerequisite

"C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100

Degrees That Can Be Earned

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Cost of Textbooks/Supplies

The cost for textbooks is approximately $400 per semester.

Faculty & Staff

  • Oscar Diaz, Instructor, Email, 847-9870
  • Clyde Ho, Lecturer , Email, 844-2339
  • Michael Holmberg, Lecturer, Email, 844-2339
  • Edward Howard, Lecturer, Email, 844-2339
  • Gordon Knowles, Lecturer CC, Email, 844-2339
  • Sean Naito, Lecturer CC, Email, 844-2339
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