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Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 61 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Law Enforcement degree is to prepare graduates for employment into 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.

Admission to the Program:
Students must submit: (#1) an application for admission; (#2) transcripts of high school credit or G.E.D. certificate; and (#3) scores from the Illinois Central College Basic Skills Test. Students with no previous law enforcement experience are required to attend the summer internship session. Many positions in law enforcement require advanced study beyond a two-year degree.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
CRJ 110; CRJ 118; SOC 110; ENGL 110; CMGEN 120

Spring Semester 1:
CRJ 112; CRJ 130; PSY 110; ENGL 111; COMM 110; Approved Elective

Summer Semester 1:
CRJ 201 or Approved Elective

Fall Semester 2:
CRJ 225; CRJ 250; POLSC 119; Humanities; Mathematics

Spring Semester 2:
CRJ 227; SOC 210; CRJ 114; Laboratory Science


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
LABORATORY SCIENCE *4
MATHEMATICS *3
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
CMGEN 120COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
CRJ 110INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 3
CRJ 112POLICE OPERATIONS 3
CRJ 114INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS 3
CRJ 118JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 3
CRJ 130INTRODUCTION TO INVESTIGATION 3
CRJ 201INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE **3
or
APPROVED ELECTIVE ***3
CRJ 225CRIMINAL LAW 3
CRJ 227ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 3
CRJ 250POLICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
POLSC 115AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
or
POLSC 119STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3
or
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC 210INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
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 FORSC 123, 244; CRJ 111, 230, 255, EMT 114, or any course approved by your advisor

Students should be aware that each law enforcement agency has its own employment criteria.  Most require a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent, verification of excellent physical health, and that the applicant be at least 21 years of age.  Many positions in law enforcement require advanced study beyond a two-year degree.

For Program Information Contact:

Social Sciences and Public Services Department

ICC North Campus, (309) 690-7691