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  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Criminal Justice Services, A.A.S.


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This program provides a foundation in criminal justice for individuals planning careers in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, or private security. The core criminal justice classes focus on the major components and operations of our system of justice at the local, county, state, and federal levels. Students study criminal law and procedure, corrections, and the courts. They also review the administration, organization, and processes of the overall criminal justice system. Proficiency credits are available for actively working full-time police officers (and corrections officers) who are certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a Law Enforcement Officer or Corrections Officer. These officers must have completed the Approved Basic Law Enforcement (or Corrections) Officer Training Academies (400 or 480 hours) and have one year or more of full-time experience as a police (or corrections) officer, and they must have completed their probationary period.

I. General Education Core (18-19)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 credits)


Select one course from the list for Area B 

Area C: Mathematics


(demonstrated competence required)

Placement into MATH 095  or completion of MATH 090  - with a grade of C or better

Area D: Physical And Life Sciences (3-4 credits)


One course from the list for Area D 

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)


Select one course from:


Program Total: 60-61 credits


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