University of Hawaii Community Colleges
Instructional Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD)

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College: Honolulu Community College
Program: Administration of Justice

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Program Description

Program Mission 

The Administration of Justice (AJ) program’s mission is to serve the community as a learning-centered, open door program that provides technical training to meet the demands of the industry and the needs of the individual. An open-exit option allows the students to identify their career objectives and participate in program exploration.

Program Curriculum

The Administration of Justice (AJ) program offers an Associated of Applied Science (AAS).  A degree is conferred after earning 60 credits of which includes 15 credits of core AJ courses, 15 credits of elective AJ courses, and 15 credits of General Education courses. The remaining 15 credits may be either AJ elective or General Education courses.  The program is designed to prepare the student academically for entry into the Administration of Justice career field; i.e., law enforcement, courts, corrections or private security.

Part I. Quantitative Indicators

Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program

a. Demand Indicator: Healthy

There is a demand for the Administration of Justice program at the University of Hawai‘i Honolulu Community College. There continues to be a great demand for AJ courses at HCC as is shown by the industry partners we speak with and most students who continue to enroll in this exceptional and exciting program.  Student data indicates that the majors continue to rise in this program throughout the year with full and part time students. In the Spring of 2019 the Introductory AJ 101 course was filled to Capacity for the first time. We had a total of 30 students which is our cap, and we were able to add 1 more student that first week, putting us at 31 for the semester.

b. Efficiency Indicator: Cautionary

One full-time faculty member administers and coordinates this program.  Classes are taught by the program coordinator and supplemented by part time lecturers.  Faculty/Student ratio coupled with a class fill rate of 54.8%, should put the Efficiency Health Call Indicator for this program at Cautionary as opposed to unhealthy.

The cost per SSH incurred by the AJ program is very low in comparison to other programs here at HCC and in the UH system.

The Spring of 2019 we were granted 2 OAS which were paid by federal and state funds. These two OAS students were very instrumental in assisting the AJ Program Administrator who was able to focus more on the students educational and personal needs.

c. Effectiveness Indicator: Cautionary

The Effectiveness Health Indicator for this program is Cautionary but overall the AJ program is doing well. Substantial efforts continue to be made to monitor student retention and encourage persistence.

A total of 21 degrees were awarded in 2016.  There were also 21 transfers to UH 4 year program. We have a great articulation agreement that has been very successful with UHWO. The program hopes to maintain this success through program promotion, continued faculty advising and curriculum development to better serve the needs of both students and their future employers. We were able to reach out to University of Phoenix and created an articulation agreement with them providing the students another avenue to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.

Another milestone we reached was an agreement with Waipahu High School where in Spring of 2019 we started the early college education program with their Criminology program. We started them of with the AJ 101 Introductory course, which will give their students when enrolling in courses at HCC. We are in the process of offering more courses out there in the near future.

Part III. Action Plan

Will continue to evaluate ILO’s, PLO’s and SLO’s and continue to work with other AJ programs throughout the State to align with AJ program in UH system.

Continuously monitor course content, SLO’s, PLO’s and assist students achieving their maximum potential.

Work with the AJ lecturers to support the development of activities and coursework that is engaging and relevant to AJ program.

Part IV. Resource Implications

The AJ program has developed a list of program priorities that have been shared with the Division leadership. The program will continue to work with all campus stakeholders to ensure the needs of the program and students are met. 


Program Student Learning Outcomes

For the 2017-2018 program year, some or all of the following P-SLOs were reviewed by the program:

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Program Student Learning Outcomes


• Use critical observation skills.


• Communicate with a diverse population in a culturally sensitive manner


• Assess and respond appropriately to potential conflict situations.


• Write clear and accurate reports.


• Maintain a drug free lifestyle


• Maintain a drug free lifestyle


Develop Administration of Justice career plans.


• Practice within the legal/ethical parameters of the Justice profession

A) Evidence of Industry Validation

The program has maintained strong ties with program advisory members and plan to continue expanding these efforts. These efforts have included various student learning opportunities through county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.  Building on these opportunities, the program has started developing a parternship with the National Disaster Preparedenss Training Center to provide emergency management training opportunities, which will result in student's earning FEMA certifications upon successfull course completion.  The program will also be maintainig annual adivosry meetings.

B) Expected Level Achievement

AJ program majors are expected to maintain appropriate academic standing in all required courses for graduation. Students who do not meet these standards are referred to the apporprite acdemic support service units on campus.   

C) Courses Assessed

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D) Assessment Strategy/Instrument

Students were given many writing assignments, exams and hands on training in dealing with different cultures. Students were also put in role playing scenarios where they had to obderve closely, listen intensively and take good field notes.

E) Results of Program Assessment

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F) Other Comments

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G) Next Steps

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