Administration of Justice

Building Better Communities: A Bold Career in Criminal Justice 

If you’re looking for a community-minded career that makes a difference, “blue” just might be for you. 

IVC’s Administration Of Justice program provides a practical foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement, corrections, supervision and administration, probation and parole, private security, and law. Meanwhile, transfer-level courses prepare students for upper-division work in law and social ecology. 

Prospective professionals who enjoy working with people will find jobs in this sector especially fulfilling, because of the direct impact they have on the lives of everyday citizens. Successful Administration of Justice grads tend to be ethical, concerned about the safety and welfare of communities, in excellent physical condition, and able to remain calm in stressful situations. 

Accredited by the California State Commission of Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), IVC’s program boasts a reputation for fostering the skills and attributes necessary for successful tenure in the various agencies of the criminal justice system. Because of this, public and private security agencies continuously recruit students from Irvine Valley College.

As an added benefit, IVC’s Administration of Justice student club, Chi Tau Epsilon, is a chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon, which has recognized the IVC program as one of the top criminal justice programs in the nation.

Launch a Future BUILT career in Administration Of Justice. It all starts at Irvine Valley College!


What You Need to Know

What Degrees and Certificates Are Available to Me?
IVC offers a variety of program types to help build your future-proof career! 

Associate in Science Degrees
These two-year college degrees are designed for students who want to gain in-depth understanding of a particular field in order to enter a specific profession or to prepare for further education at a technical or trade school, or a 4-year college or university.

IVC Offers AS Degrees in:
Law Enforcement

Associate in Science for Transfer
Like the AS, this degree gives students an in-depth understanding of a particular field, but differs in that it is specifically designed to help students transfer seamlessly to a 4-year California State University to complete a bachelor’s degree.

IVC Offers an AS-T Degree in:
Administration of Justice

Certificates of Achievement
Certificates of Achievement are state-approved certificates that acknowledge workplace competencies and job readiness in a particular field. In many cases, the courses that comprise a certificate of achievement are the same as those required for an associate degree, minus the General Education courses.

IVC Offers COAs in:
Law Enforcement

Make sure your class schedule is built for success. Visit the course catalog to see what classes you need to earn your degree or certificate in Administration of Justice. 

Irvine Valley College is proud to provide our communities with affordable, accessible Career Education opportunities. Click for details on program costs and fees for the Administration Of Justice department.

Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

Want to learn how financial aid, scholarships and grants can make college more affordable? IVC’s Financial Aid Office has all the information you need!

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department Offices: 949-451-5204

Traci Fahimi
Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences 

Connie Frey
Sr. Admin. Assistant, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Luis Gutierrez
Instructor, Administration of Justice

IVC Administration Of Justice graduates are building successful futures in careers like these, and more! Here are some in-demand job titles and their average yearly salaries.

Corrections Officer = $69,677 
Criminal Investigator = $88,205 
Police Patrol Officer = $93,658 
Legal Assistant = $52,896 
Border Patrol Officer = $93,658 
Security Guard = $25,574 
Parole/Probation Officer = $79,891 
Bailiff = $50,515 

Average Salary In This Field

Average Salary In This Field

$25,574 to
Per Year

Potential Careers

Potential Careers

Corrections Officer
Legal Assistant
Border Patrol
Parole Officer

Have Questions? Talk To A Counselor!

You’ve made an independent choice to boost your life and career through Career Education at IVC… but you’re not alone! Talk to a counselor for information on getting started, planning your career pathway, and more!

Our Students Love Us!

“Irvine Valley College has many valuable resources that can help anyone achieve their educational goal. If you need anything, IVC is there for you and that's what I love about this college.”
- Alvin Nguyen, IVC Student
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- Rienaldy Nupen, IVC Student
“I know that I would not be where I am today if it was not for IVC and its faculty, who saw the potential I did not see in myself.”
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