Academics

Law Enforcement Certificate

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

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CRJ 110INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 3
CRJ 112POLICE OPERATIONS 3
CRJ 118JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 3
CRJ 130INTRODUCTION TO INVESTIGATION 3
CRJ 225CRIMINAL LAW 3
CRJ 227ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 3
CRJ 230COURT PROCEDURES AND EVIDENCE 3
CRJ 250POLICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION 3
CRJ 201
or
INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 
or
3
CRJ 121PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3
APPROVED ELECTIVE *3

* Approved Elective are such courses as CRJ 111, 114, 212, 213, and 235

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CRJ 110; CRJ 112; CRJ 130; CRJ 118
Spring Semester 1CRJ 230; CRJ 225; CRJ 121; CRJ 250
Summer SemesterCRJ 201 or 227; Approved Elective

Program Contact Information

Business, Legal, 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

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Pathway: Law Enforcement Services
ICC Pathway: Law Enforcement

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

An Introduction to Sociology (SOC 110) | Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication: Presentation and Theory (COMM 110) | Introduction to Investigation (CRJ 130) | Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (CRJ 110) | Juvenile Delinquency (CRJ 118) | Lab Science | Mathematics | Police Operations (CRJ 112)

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Police and Detectives | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Law Enforcement Certificate (30 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

State certification following Academy completion

Employment Information

Immigration & Customs Inspectors, Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers, Police Patrol Officers, Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs, Juvenile Officer, Police Detective $25-30/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Law Enforcement (61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

State certification following Academy completion

Employment Information

Immigration & Customs Inspectors, Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers, Police Patrol Officers, Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs, Juvenile Officer, Police Detective$25-30/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

Franklin University

Lincoln College

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements