Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate

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Judicial Administration

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Judicial Administration provides students with an opportunity to learn from current leaders in the California judicial system. One of the few programs of its kind in the United States, graduates will learn the skills needed to make a difference in the successful practice of judicial administration – through their courts and their communities.

“Not only would I recommend the Judicial Administration program, I would say it is vital in gaining an edge when applying for an executive management position within the California trial courts. It puts you in the driver’s seat to be ready when the opportunity comes.”

-Rob Klotz, Spring 2015 Cohort
CEO, Superior Court of California, Amador County

Benefits

  • Convenient scheduling supports working professionals
  • Courses provide the skills required to work with judges and stakeholders at higher levels in the court system
  • May be used toward the six units of elective credit required for a master’s degree at Sacramento State
  • Graduates of the judicial administration program often go on to leadership and career development opportunities within the judicial branch.

Audience

Applicants must have an educational level of bachelor’s degree or above, and currently employed at analyst level or above in the California judicial court system.

Structure

PPA 291: Court Governance and Operations

PPA 292: Court Management

PPA 293: Court Leadership

PPA 294: Emerging Issues in Judicial Administration

Courses are offered using a combination of face-to-face instruction and online learning including video streaming. Each course meets for 16 weeks with one in-person class meeting in Northern California and one in-person class meeting in Southern California.

Each course also requires students to meet virtually on Wednesday evenings using Zoom. Students must have access to a computer, high speed Internet connection, speakers/headphones, and microphone.

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President Robert S. Nelsen at the Judicial Administration Graduation and Networking Event 2018 at Sacramento State Downtown

Judicial Administration Graduation and Networking Event 2018
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