Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 64 Credit Hours
The Law Enforcement curriculum is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide general education as well as specialized courses in criminal justice for individuals interested in entering careers in law enforcement. Students with adequate previous law enforcement experience are required to take an approved elective instead of internship.
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:
Spring Semester 1:
Summer Semester 1:
Fall Semester 2:
Spring Semester 2:
|Required General Education Courses|
|COMM 110||COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE||3|
|ENGL 105||BASIC COMPOSITION|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|SOC 110||AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||3|
|LABORATORY SCIENCE *||4|
|Required Program Courses|
|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 225||CRIMINAL LAW||3|
|CRJ 227||ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE||3|
|CRJ 250||POLICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION||3|
|CMGEN 120||COMPUTER APPLICATIONS||3|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II||3|
|POLSC 119||STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT||3|
|SOC 210||INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY||3|
|CRJ 201||INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE * *|
|APPROVED ELECTIVES * * *||3|
|APPROVED ELECTIVE * * *||3|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree (page 6).
** 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 the Law Enforcement Program and have completed a minimum of 20 semester hours.
*** Approved Electives are such courses as FORSC 241, CRJ 230, CRJ 255, EMT 110, 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:
Public Services and Community Outreach Department