Administration of Justice Academy (Saturday)


  • CTE Sector: Public Services
  • CTE Pathway: Public Safety
  • Located at: Whittier High School Library
  • Required Prerequisites: Completed or currently enrolled in Administration of Justice or Forensic Science. Completion of physical fitness exam signed by medical doctor with no restrictions (by week two).

Course Description

This course is designed to provide classroom instruction, role-playing scenarios, and physical fitness training to prepare students for a Law Enforcement Academy, or an Explorer program, or a career in or relating to the Administration of Justice system. A portion of the career development will require a post-secondary institution. This course is offered to El Rancho Unified School District and Whittier Union High School District students and is articulated with Rio Hondo College AJ 101 (3 units). Students must receive an A or B in this class to apply for Rio Hondo College credit. Students must take Rio Hondo College exam.

This Administration of Justice Academy course is designed to provide the student classroom instruction, role-playing scenarios, and physical fitness training to prepare them for a law enforcement academy, explorer program, or a career in/or relating to public services or the administration of justice system. This course also prepares students for further training at post-secondary institutions in the public services areas.

Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.