Criminal Justice

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

A career in criminal justice can be a fulfilling, rewarding, and exciting career. With the Criminal Justice Associate in Arts degree, students can pursue job opportunities in criminal justice after graduation, or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Students can complete their general education classes while receiving knowledge of criminal justice, taught by faculty who have an extensive background in this field.

A Quality Education

Faculty have extensive expertise in criminal justice on the local, federal and international level.

Get Involved

ICC offers leadership and academic recognition opportunities such as the Student Government Association and honor societies.

Career Opportunities

Police Officer, Correctional Officer, Youth Counselor, Security Officer, Probation Officer


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

911 Dispatcher: Meghan’s Transformation
Tori’s Triumph: Navigating Life’s Tightrope with Dedication and Resilience
Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

This is a comprehensive degree which prepares students for continued educational pursuits and/or a career in the Criminal Justice field.

Doug Heuermann, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and Retired Chief, U.S. Probation Office
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How Do I Get Into the Criminal Justice Program?

You want to make your community a better place for your neighbors to live, work, and thrive. A degree in Criminal Justice can set you on the path to a rewarding career. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Previous ROTC or military experience can be beneficial for this program.
  5. Commitment, integrity and a desire to help others are important values for students in this program.

What Can I Expect As A Criminal Justice Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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Fri: 8 am – 2 pm