Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice is a dynamic, ever-changing field of study. In addition to responding to crime, today’s criminal justice professionals are expected to work collaboratively with law enforcement, the courts, corrections, parole and probation and the communities they serve. This cooperative enterprise results in better identifying, designing, implementing and evaluating programs to prevent crime and reduce recidivism.

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MCC is committed to providing the highest quality education and learning experience possible, through effective curriculum design and course preparation. The Administration of Justice classes utilize materials relating to the latest developments in the criminal justice industry.

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The Administration of Justice Associate’s Degree and Certificate curriculum are designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions and for promotion opportunities in the public and private sectors.

  • AA in Administration of Justice – MCC’s Associate of Arts in Administration of Justice is designed to provide you with the theoretical, practical and professional knowledge needed in today’s criminal justice environment to be successful in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation, parole, private security and related public service careers.
  • Certificate in Administration of Justice – Corrections Officer – The Corrections Officer Certificate Program prepares students for employment as corrections officers. For those already employed in corrections, or any other criminal justice system job, the program provides an opportunity for professional growth and preparation for career promotions and/or transfers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are these programs accredited?

MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, other accreditations are held by specific programs. Ask an advisor for specifics.

Can I improve my GPA?

Yes, classes may be repeated in order to improve your final grade.

Does MCC offer job placement in the area of Public Safety?

MCC can provide contact information for the various agencies; however, the hiring process is conducted by each agency’s Human Resources Department.

How long does it take to complete the certificate programs?

The programs are 19 to 30 credit hours. It can take from two to four semesters to complete a certificate, depending upon how many classes you can take each semester.

How often are classes offered?

Administration of Justice and Fire Science classes are offered every semester including summers. Classes are available during day and evening hours, limited weekends and online through MCC’s distance education program.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, MCC has financial aid available. Please visit our Financial Aid page for information on applying for financial aid, and available scholarships. Students who are interested should apply for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if they qualify. Go to for an online application.

What are the residency requirements for MCC?

Please refer to the MCC college catalog or online.

Who can I contact for more information?

You can contact Stephanie Dieringer at 928.505.3349. In addition, you can contact the Student Services office on the nearest campus.

Who determines if coursework transfers to MCC?

The MCC Registrar makes all decisions regarding transfer of courses and will only evaluate official written transcripts. Visit your local MCC campus Student Services office for more information.

Will a criminal record exclude me from any law enforcement careers?

A felony conviction will exclude you from a law enforcement career. Misdemeanor convictions are evaluated by a law enforcement agency on a case-by-case basis.


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