How To Get Started
Getting started on your degree or certificate in the Administration of Justice at Napa Valley College is easy and we welcome new students at the start of any semester (fall, spring or summer). Whether you are a freshman or a student returning to finish your education, there is no better time than now to get into the program.
Recommended steps before registering for a class:
- Complete the English and Math assessment to insure you have the skills to be successful in our classes. All of our classes are transferable and require college level reading and writing skills.
- Meet with a college counselor to have your prior education assessed to see what will transfer to Napa Valley College. Work with a counselor to develop and Education Plan.
- Complete the admissions process to Napa Valley College.
Once you complete the admissions process, you are ready to register for classes. ADMJ-120 Introduction to the Administration of Justice is the entry-level course to the program and is required for all degrees and certificates.
- Associates Degree - Administration of Justice
- Associates Degree For Transfer - Administration of Justice
- Law Enforcement Certificate of Achievement
- Community Policing Certificate of Achievement
- Law Enforcement Mental Health and Addiction Certificate of Achievement
- Juvenile Justice Certificate of Achievement
- 9-1-1 Dispatcher Certificate of Achievement
If you are a returning student and currently working in the criminal justice field or if you have already completed a basic police academy in California, we encourage you to make an appointment with the Criminal Justice Education and Training Program Coordinator to see if your basic law enforcement academy class can substitute for one or more of the certificate or degree requirements.
Napa Valley College is currently offering a select number of California P.O.S.T. certified in-service law enforcement training classes.