2016-17 Catalog

Criminal Justice

Associate in Applied Science and Certificate

www.sandburg.edu/academics/criminal-justice 

 Criminal Justice Associate in Applied Science

A student completing this curriculum will be eligible for employment with various law enforcement, judiciary, and correctional agencies. Various positions in business and industrial security may also be available. A student with a criminal conviction will be admitted to the program, but may experience difficulty in securing employment in some criminal justice areas. Students transferring to a four-year criminal justice program with this degree should consult with a counselor or the Criminal Justice Coordinator for advisement on pre-enrollment requirements.

Criminal Justice Certificate

A student completing this curriculum will be eligible for employment with various criminal justice agencies. Certain private positions, such as business, industrial, and institutional security guards, may also be available. A student with a felony conviction will be admitted to the program, but may experience difficulty in securing employment in some criminal justice agencies.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Carl Sandburg College offers students the opportunity to prepare for a wide array of careers in public service including law enforcement officers, correctional staff and private security positions. Both the public and private sector careers are readily available in many locations and include high incomes.

Program Features

Students have an opportunity to make the criminal justice program work with their schedule. The courses are offered in the day and evening on a scheduled semester outline. Students are exposed to a rich curriculum that allows for a solid foundation in all aspects of the criminal justice system.

Short-Term Benefits

  • Day and evening classes; online offerings
  • Small class sizes allowing for individual attention
  • Quality education at an affordable price
  • Range of programs to meet the students needs

Long-Term Benefits

  • Graduates are prepared for the workforce and can make their degrees and certificates work for them
  • Continuing education available to those in the field

The Future of Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Employers are seeking entry level applicants with an education associated with an Associate degree or higher. Agencies are seeking applicants with strong communication, writing, and leadership qualities. Applicants will need to pass several pre-hiring testing requirements which vary from agency to agency. Applicants need to be in good health, pass fitness standards and have a clear criminal background for consideration.

Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Social & Business Sciences

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.341.5299

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.

Associate in Applied Science

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
CRM.101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRM.102 Police Administration & Management 3
CRM.231 Procedural Law for Police 3
ENG.101 Freshman Composition 1 3
SOC.205 Social Problems-Professional Ethics 3
Spring Semester
CRM.121 Juvenile Justice 3
CRM.261 Criminal Law 3
CRM.103
Intro to Crime Scene Technology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
BOC.107 Tech Skills for Business Environment 3
CRM.141 Introduction to Corrections 3
KIN.140 Physical Fitness 1 1
Second Year
Fall Semester
PSY.107
Positive Psychology
or Social Psychology
3
CRM.222 Communication in Criminal Justice 3
ICT.110 Computer Software Applications 3
SPE.110
Interpersonal Communication
or Introduction to Public Speaking
3
CRM.271 Criminal Investigation 3
Spring Semester
POS.122
American Government Politics
or State Local Government
3
CRM.151 Criminal Justice & Community Relations 3
CRM.172 Introduction to Security 3
CRM.262 Criminal Justice Internship 3
HTH.140 Wellness 2
 Total Semester Hours60
 
*

KIN.141 Physical Fitness 2, KIN.142 Physical Fitness 3 & KIN.143 Physical Fitness 4 also accepted.

Certificate

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Hours
CRM.101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRM.102 Police Administration & Management 3
CRM.231 Procedural Law for Police 3
ENG.101 Freshman Composition 1 3
SOC.205 Social Problems-Professional Ethics 3
Spring Semester
CRM.121 Juvenile Justice 3
CRM.261 Criminal Law 3
CRM.103
Intro to Crime Scene Technology
or Introduction to Sociology
3
BOC.107 Tech Skills for Business Environment 3
CRM.141
Introduction to Corrections
or Introduction to Security
3
 Total Semester Hours30

Johnson, Jill L
assistant professor, psychology
associate dean of social & business sciences

Kellogg, David M
assistant professor, criminal justice
coordinator of criminal justice

The Criminal Justice Program is establishing a Crime Lab for the development of new curriculum and supplemental instruction. The lab will be a multifunction room that will consist of both lecture and lab stations for computer and practical use. The area will allow for students to participate in active interview and interrogation simulations, mock processing and booking, crime scene software as well as mock crime scenes. Students will be introduced to five key areas of crime scene technology; latent print evidence, blood spatter and trace evidence, impression evidence, ballistics, and crime scene photography.  

This space will employ practical applications to many core courses within the criminal justice program. It will also allow for program growth in the area of crime scene technologies and practical presentations of contemporary investigative methods.