Program Overview

The Associate of Arts in Law Enforcement is a transferable degree program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. Students wishing to pursue a bachelor degree in Law Enforcement from a senior institution like a four-year college or university should consider this degree. A higher degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement can open doors to mid-level positions in varying careers in that field. All Lincoln Land Community College courses in Law Enforcement and Social/Criminal Justice are accepted as transfer credits at Illinois colleges and universities. Students who plan on advancing into a four-year college or university should verify the requirements needed for those senior-programs, which may vary from school to school.

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, SPE 101 Public Speaking Fundamentals, and POS 101 or 201 Introduction to American Politics or State and Local Government. Recommended general education courses include: MAT 104 General Education Mathematics and PHI 205 Ethics: Morality and Contemporary Values. Students also need to complete additional courses in Humanities, Life Science, Physical Science, and two Social Science classes to fulfill requirements.

Recommended courses that fulfill requirements specific to the Associate of Arts in law Enforcement degree are: CRJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRJ 201 The Juvenile Defender, CRJ 207 Substance Abuse, CRJ 251 Crime, Justice, and Social persity, LEA 106 Introduction to Police Services, LEA 110 Fundamentals of Investigation, and LEA 201 Substantive Criminal Law. CRJ 104 Introduction to Human Services is a recommended elective.

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: 100% Online

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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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