Criminal Justice

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Degrees

Certificate (Gainful Employment info)
Associate of Applied Science (Program Outcomes)
Associate of Arts (Program Outcomes)

Certificate

The Criminal Justice Certificate Program at Highland Community College prepares students for entry-level career opportunities with local, county, state, or federal law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, administrative assistants, courtroom employees, and other criminal justice agencies such as probation and parole. In addition, our certificate program can prepare current criminal justice professionals for career advancements.
Those intending to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program should speak to an advisor about our transfer program.

Associate of Applied Science

The Criminal Justice Program at Highland Community College prepares students for a rewarding career with local, county, state, or federal law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, administrative assistants, courtroom employees, and other criminal justice agencies such as probation and parole. A number of related career fields, such as security and private investigations, are open to graduates of our Criminal Justice Program. In addition, our program can prepare current criminal justice professionals for career advancements.
Those intending to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program should speak to an advisor about our transfer program.

Associate of Science

This program is designed for both those intending to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program as well as for those seeking immediate employment following completion of the two-year program. The guiding theme for this program is twofold. First, for participants to think critically about the broader context (i.e., social, cultural, and political) within which the activity of criminal justice occurs. Second, for participants to gain competencies enabling them to learn the skill set associated with the practical implementation of criminal justice.

Contact Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Department

Vicki.Schultz@highland.edu

Criminal Justice Faculty

Jennifer Roser, Criminal Justice Instructor
Jim Phillips, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts (AA)
Scott Anderson, Vice President: Business, Technology, and Community Programs (Certificate and AAS)

Scholarship Opportunities

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Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032

815.235.6121