Law Enforcement

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Law Enforcement degree is to prepare graduates for employment in the law enforcement field by educating them in general education as well as specialized courses in criminal justice to prepare them to enter the law enforcement field.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
SOC 110 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY  3
LABORATORY SCIENCE * 4
MATHEMATICS * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMGEN 120 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS  3
CRJ 110 INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM  3
CRJ 112 POLICE OPERATIONS  3
CRJ 114 INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS  3
CRJ 118 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY  3
CRJ 130 INTRODUCTION TO INVESTIGATION  3
CRJ 201
or
INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE **
or
3
APPROVED ELECTIVE *** 3
CRJ 225 CRIMINAL LAW  3
CRJ 227 ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE  3
CRJ 250 POLICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
POLSC 115
or
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 
or
3
POLSC 119 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT  3
SOC 210 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVE *** 3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** In order to be eligible to enroll in CRJ 201 Internship in Criminal Justice, students must attain an overall grade point average of 2.0. Students must be enrolled in Law Enforcement Program and have completed a minimum of 20 semester hours.
*** Approved Electives are such courses as CRJ 111, 212, 213, 230, 255; PSY 110; or another criminal justice related course approved by your advisor.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CRJ 110; CRJ 118; SOC 110; ENGL 110; CMGEN 120
Spring Semester 1CRJ 112; CRJ 130; ENGL 111; COMM 110; CRJ 225
Summer SemesterCRJ 201 or Approved Elective
Fall Semester 2CRJ 250; POLSC 115 or 119; Humanities/Fine Arts; Mathematics; Approved Elective
Spring Semester 2CRJ 227; SOC 210; CRJ 114; Laboratory Science

Program Contact Information

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department

Technology Center

Room 205

(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Career Pathway:
Law Enforcement Services