Program Overview

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/crj
Degree: Associate in Applied Sciences
Plan 25CE

This program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the criminal justice system at local, state, and federal levels. Students can specialize in a number of areas including law enforcement, criminal investigation, juvenile justice, court services, and community-based and institutional corrections. All students are urged to consult with a criminal justice faculty adviser in planning their program of study.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Full-time Criminal Justice Faculty to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements. For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact faculty member Christopher Utecht at (847) 543-2944, Javier Alonso at (847) 543-2468, Jennifer Hulvat at (847) 543-2574 or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.

 For additional pathways to completion, see department website above.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

English Composition I or

course

Technical Composition I

3

course

General Education Statistics or

other Science or Math Elective

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

Second Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Policing (elective)

3

course

Introduction to Sociology

3

course

State and Local Politics

3

course

Introduction to Criminology (elective)

3

course

Introduction to Corrections (elective)

3

Summer Session

3 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Police Management and Supervision or

other Criminal Justice Elective (see below)

3

Third Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Digital Photography I or

other Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

3

course

Community Policing

3

course

Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice

3

course

Criminal Law (elective)

3

course

Ethics in Criminal Justice

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Report Writing

3

course

Criminal Procedural Law

3

course

Juvenile Delinquency

3

course

Principles of Courtroom Testimony

3

course

Criminal Justice Assessment Seminar

3

Total Hours for A.A.S Degree

63

Additional CRJ Elective Options

Course

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Computer Forensics

3

course

Introduction to Forensic Science

3

course

Principles of Direct Supervision

3

course

Introduction to Private Security

3

course

Report Writing

3

course

Careers in Criminal Justice

3

course

Traffic Law Enforcement

3

course

Community Policing

3

course

Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice

3

course

Police Management and Supervision

3

course

Criminal Justice Internship

3

course

Principles of Criminal Investigation

3

course

Independent Research

3

course

Institutional Corrections

3

course

Institutional Corrections

3

course

Principles of Courtroom Testimony

3

course/course

Psychology of the Criminal Mind

3

course

Special Topics in Criminal Justice

3

course

Drugs and Society

3

course

Social Problems

3

course

Introduction to Legal Studies

3

course

Being Different: The Sociology of Deviant Behavior

3

course

Introduction to Social Work

3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.