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Criminal Justice Program

Elgin Community College meets the challenge of preparing college educated men and women for careers in criminal justice. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in criminal justice is ideal for students intending to seek employment within the criminal justice system immediately after completing a two-year degree program. The Associate of Arts (AA) in criminal justice is for students planning to transfer without delay to a four-year college for completion of at least a bachelor's degree.

Types of work in the criminal justice field include:

  • Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation / Parole Officer
  • Officers of the Court
  • Retail Loss Prevention
  • Private Investigators
  • Industrial Security
  • Telecommunications Officers
  • 911 Dispatchers

Minimum Requirements to be a Law Enforcement Officer

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Possess a High School Diploma or Equivalent, and
  • Pass a Criminal History background check

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