Welcome to the Criminal Justice program at Lake Land College!
If you are looking for an exciting career in the field of criminal justice, you have just taken the first step to making your goal a reality! The criminal justice program at Lake Land College is an intensive two-year course of study, which will prepare you for employment with a criminal justice agency or for transfer to a four-year college or university.
CONCEALED CARRY INFORMATION
Concealed Carry courses are now under the direction of the Community and Professional Programs office. For information about CCW courses, please contact Vivian Bales at 217-234-5087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criminal Justice Program Curriculum
The Criminal Justice Program offers two associate's degrees and two certificates. Click on the links below for more information about each program.
Associate in Arts (AA) in Criminal Justice (Transfer degree)
Though all of these courses are offered on the main Lake Land College campus, a variety of CJ classes are also offered at the Effingham Kluthe Center, online, and at other various off campus locations throughout the Lake Land College district, making obtaining your education very affordable and convenient!
Making the Decision...
Making the decision to go to college is a big one. It is true that some departments do not require college credit, however most are evolving to require either college credit or military experience. If you have a specific department in mind to work for, it is important to find out what type of educational requirement they have for hiring.
You will NEVER go wrong with going to college. If you are under 21 years old, your possibilities are limited in the field of criminal justice anyway. If you are 21 years old or older, you might as well advance your education while testing and applying at criminal justice agencies!
Below you will find information about our curriculum, as well as contact information if you have any questions about the program at Lake Land College.
Internship Opportunity (CJS104)
Internships can be scheduled by contacting the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator at 217.234.5310. Internships are typically scheduled one semester in advance (e.g., fall internships are scheduled in the spring semester prior).
A variety of internships are available and it is suggested any student wanting to go into a criminal justice field directly after obtaining their Associate's degree should participate in an internship.
Don't really care where you work? These two cites are focused on the recruitment of criminal justice professionals:
For more information regarding the criminal justice program at Lake Land College, contact:
Dr. Dustin D. Heuerman
Dr. Dustin Heuerman,
James Jarrett, J.D.,
Dave Chambers, M.S.,
John Maguire, M.S.,