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Criminal Justice—About the Program

If you have given serious thought to pursuing a career in criminal justice, there's no better place than Moraine Valley Community College to start you on your path. Our dedicated and experienced faculty can direct you toward attaining your degree, help improve your professional skills and prepare you for a vital role in the community. In the 21st century, it is the responsibility of criminal justice professionals to determine how the rights of citizens are balanced with the powers and duties of government.

The demand is high for skilled personnel in the criminal justice system—whether it’s in the court room, law enforcement or corrections. Moraine Valley offers you an opportunity to earn a Criminal Justice A.A.S. degree online, too.

Moraine Valley's Criminal Justice Program offers the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-'level employment. You will gain a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system and processes, study the nature of and society's reaction to particular crimes, examine criminal law and learn about the development of the correctional system in America.

Nature of Work
Graduates are prepared for careers in the criminal justice system at the municipal, county, state and federal levels. Graduates can work in various capacities within the criminal justice system, including legislative, police, courts and corrections.

Related job titles: Bailiff, Border Patrol, Community Service Officer, Court Clerk, Court Deputy, Deputy Sheriff, Dispatcher, Law Enforcement Officers, Police Officers, Private Security Officers and Investigators, Transportation Security Officers

Degree Options: Students have the following options in obtaining a two-year degree in criminal justice at Moraine Valley Community College:

  • Receive an Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.). You can also earn A.A.S. degree online.

  • Receive an Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) with their A.A.S. degree with a five-course criminal justice concentration.

  • Receive both the A.A.S. and A.A. degrees.

Please make an appointment with an academic advisor at askanadvisor@morainevalley.edu or (708) 974-5721 to explore the degree options available through this course of study. See the current college catalog for details on the A.A.S. degree and the A.A. transfer major.


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