Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 61 Credit Hours
The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Law Enforcement degree is to prepare graduates for employment into 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.
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|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I||3|
|COMM 110||COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE||3|
|SOC 110||AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||3|
|LABORATORY SCIENCE *||4|
|Required Program Courses|
|CMGEN 120||COMPUTER APPLICATIONS||3|
|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 201||INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE **||3|
|APPROVED ELECTIVE ***||3|
|CRJ 225||CRIMINAL LAW||3|
|CRJ 227||ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE||3|
|CRJ 250||POLICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II||3|
|POLSC 115||AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT||3|
|POLSC 119||STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|SOC 210||INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY||3|
|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 FORSC 123, 244; CRJ 111, 230, 255, EMT 114, 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:
Social Sciences and Public Services Department
ICC North Campus, (309) 690-7691