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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Judicial Studies
Major: 5002
First Term: 2001 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 15
CIPS Code: 43.0104
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Judicial Studies will address specific skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the court system. The CCL is also designed for those individuals currently employed in the course who want to enhance or expand their job skills. Program of study will explore the court structure, management, role of the judiciary and other areas that impact on the court.

Required Courses
 Credits: 15
 AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
 JUD101The Courts in Arizona1
 JUD103Role of the Court Staff1
 JUD107Civil Procedure in Arizona Courts2
 JUD109Judicial Writing1
 JUD111Sentencing Misdemeanants1
 JUD113Court Management2
 JUD115Injunctive Actions2
 JUD119Alternative Dispute Resolution1

Program Competencies
1.Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process. (AJS101)
2.Contrast the functions of various courts in Arizona, and describe their interrelationships. (JUD101)
3.Describe the roles and responsibilities of court staff and other court personnel in Arizona. (JUD103)
4.Describe the rules of civil procedure as applied to both standard civil actions and small claims cases in Arizona courts. (JUD107)
5.Identify and write documents that are commonly used in the judicial setting. (JUD109)
6.Explain the alternatives, methods, laws, rules, and practices that relate to the sentencing of misdemeanants. (JUD111)
7.Describe the organization and management of courts, especially in the areas of personnel, case processing standards, staff organization, quality management, and court administration. (JUD113)
8.Describe the philosophy and practical applications of injunctive orders. (JUD115)
9.Describe and demonstrate techniques for conflict resolution. (JUD119)
10.Describe the processing of appeals from limited jurisdiction courts to general jurisdiction courts. (JUD121)