Academics

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

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
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 201
or
INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE **
or
3
APPROVED ELECTIVE ***3
CRJ 225CRIMINAL LAW 3
CRJ 227ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 3
CRJ 250POLICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
POLSC 115
or
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 
or
3
POLSC 119STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 3
SOC 210INTRODUCTION 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, 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