Administration of Justice

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Industry Information

Law & Order isn't exactly what it looks like on TV. In reality, for the most part, it is far less glamorous. However it can be an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career path for those that choose to pursue it. Law and order, when managed appropriately by criminal justice professional is an important function of society. Every community has a place for individuals who elect this field of study. The beauty of this vocation is that it is so diverse. In general, law enforcement whether as a line officer, deputy sheriff, marshal or state traffic officer, can offer rewarding opportunities. At the other end of the spectrum more specialized careers are realized by game wardens, paralegals, or criminal investigators. Others investigate crime, present cases in court and render other services to the justice system and the people and to the population as a whole. Each role makes unique contributions to the judicial system throughout California and our nation. Population growth in the Imperial Valley will likely require large numbers of additional public safety personnel. Those who work in the field of Administration of Justice enjoy exciting and dynamic careers working with people and serving our community outdoors or in-office. The gamut of fields can stimulate and challenge, while offering excellent pay, retirement benefits and job security locally.

Degree and Certificate Requirements


Career Opportunities, Industry Certification and Licensure

Some of the career opportunities listed may require additional training or completion of a four-year college/university degree. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college should consult a counselor for specific requirements.

  • Accident Investigator
  • Alcoholism Counselor
  • Animal Control
  • Code Enforcement
  • Computer Forensics
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Counselor
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Customs Agent
  • Drug Enforcement Administration Agent (DEA)
  • Evidence Technician
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent (FBI)
  • Fingerprint Classifier
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Forest Ranger
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Insurance Investigator
  • Investigator Trainer
  • Jailer
  • Law
  • Legal Secretary
  • Matron
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger
  • Parole Agent
  • Police Clerk
  • Police Dispatcher
  • Police Patrol Officers 33-3051.01*
  • Polygraph Operator
  • Private Detective
  • Probation Officer
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Security Guards 33-9032.00*
  • Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs 33-3051.03*
  • Store Detective
  • US Border Patrol

*Standard Occupational Classification Code


Imperial Valley College maintains faculty-approved formal course articulation agreements with Imperial Valley high schools and the Imperial Valley ROP (Regional Occupation Program). Courses with articulation agreements follow the California Career Statewide Pathways Templates in the areas of: Administration of Justice, Allied Health Programs, Business, Automotive Technology, Building Construction Technology, Child Development, Computer Information Systems, Health Assistant and Welding.

Students who complete an articulated class offered through a partnering high school or ROP program, receive a qualifying grade in their course, and pass the IVC Credit-by-Exam for the subject area, will be eligible to receive college credit for the articulated corresponding Imperial Valley College class posted to their official transcript. Eligible students will work with the Applied Sciences Office at IVC for the awarding of college credit.

For specific articulation agreements please contact the Applied Sciences Office or the IVC Articulation Officer.


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