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Law Enforcement Certificate

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 30 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Law Enforcement certificate is to prepare graduates for employment into the law enforcement field by educating them in the knowledge, skills and behaviors to prepare them to enter into the law enforcement field.

Admission to the Program:

Students must submit an application for admission; transcripts of high school credit or G.E.D. certificate; and scores from the Illinois Central College Basic Skills Test.  Students with no previous law enforcement experience may be required to attend the summer internship program.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
CRJ 110; CRJ 112; CRJ 114; CRJ 118

Spring Semester 1:
CRJ 130; CRJ 225; CRJ 227; CRJ 250

Summer Semester 1:
CRJ 201 or CRJ Elective; CRJ Elective


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE *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
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVE 3
CRJ 225CRIMINAL LAW 3
CRJ 227ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 3
CRJ 250POLICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION 3

* CRJ 111, 119, 121, 165, 227, 230, 235, 255, EMT 110

Students should be aware that each Law Enforcement agency has its own employment criteria.  Most require a minimum of 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 advance student beyond a two-year degree.

For Program Information Contact:

Social Sciences and Public Services Department
ICC North, Cedar Hall, Room C8
(309) 690-7691