Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement is an occupational degree program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This degree aims to provide graduates with skills and knowledge needed for a policy officer. Study areas include: administration, criminal laws and procedures, police and community relations, and criminal investigation. Careers a graduate with this degree might want to pursue include: county police officer, municipal police officer, state police officer, and federal police officer. This degree can be used to advance an inpidual’s personal and professional life. 

Like most associate degree at Lincoln Land Community College, this program requires the student to take and pass general education courses. These courses include EGL 111 and 102 Composition I and II, and POS 101 or 201 Introduction to American Politics or State and Local Government. These courses build a foundation of critical thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in more advanced degree specific courses. 

The courses that are required by this program include: CRJ 104 Introduction to Human Services, CRJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRJ 201 The Juvenile Offender, CRJ 207 Substance Abuse, CRJ 251 Crime, Justice, and Social persity, CRJ 252 Courts and Victim Services, LEA Introduction to Police Service, LEA 110 Fundamentals of Investigation, and LEA 201 Substantive Criminal Law. Courses that support and lend a broad view of this subject matter and are required include: PHE 112 Physical Conditioning, PHI 205 Ethics: Morality and Contemporary Values, SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology, and SPE 101 Public Speaking Fundamentals. 

An internship is also required of those who wish to graduate with this degree. Students are assigned to a criminal justice agency and must participate in at least 300 hours of exposure to aspects of its operation. 

The recommended time frame for completion of this degree is over the course of four semesters. Four to six courses each semester should be taken to fulfill requirements in this time span. 

This online degree program from Lincoln Land Community College is a practical and convenient solution to students who lack the ability to access traditional education opportunities. Because of changes in federal guidelines prospective students of Lincoln Land Community College should be aware that only permanent residents of Illinois are able enroll in this program. Some exceptions can be made.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Illinois Residents Only


    Illinois Residents Only

    School Overview

    Lincoln Land Community College is a two-year public school located in Springfield, Illinois. LLCC was founded in 1968 by primarily farmers to provide high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective educational opportunities in the central Illinois area. The campus is located less than half of a mile away from University of Illinois at Springfield.

    Lincoln Land Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. LLCC has a strong history of offering quality online education and because of this the college has been specifically accredited for offering online courses and approved for a variety of online degrees and certificates.


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