The Kaskaskia College Greenville Education Center will offer a Weekend College Criminal Justice Program beginning this fall.
The Criminal Justice Program at Kaskaskia College exists to help students prepare for a career with local, county, state or federal police agencies, area correctional institutions, and other area criminal justice system agencies. Additionally, a large number of related career fields are open to graduates of the program. Total minimum credit hours for the certificate is 32 while the degree is 64.
Courses for the certificate program at Greenville will be offered in 4 week intervals (8 sessions) throughout the semester and will begin with the following courses offered this fall: Institutional Corrections (LAWO 235), Introduction to Criminology (LAWO 255) and Court Procedures and Evidence (LAWO 265). An on-line course, Justice Administration (LAWO) 275) will also be offered along with the GUID 103 course.
In the Spring 2014 Semester, the following course will also be offered in 4 week intervals (8 sessions) throughout the semester: Criminal Law (LAWO 150), Introduction to Criminal Justice (LAWO 110), and Introduction to Investigation (LAWO 215). On-line courses for the Spring 2014 include Community Based Corrections (LAWO 280) and Police Operations (LAWO 225).
Courses scheduled for the Summer 2014 include an online proctored Criminal Justice Physical Fitness (LAWO 205), Criminal Justice Internship (LAW0 171 - Field experience to be arranged with Program Coordinator) and Report Writing for Criminal Justice (LAWO 210).
Once a certificate has been achieved the students could obtain their degree in Criminal Justice by taking their general education courses online or in evening or weekend classes. Required courses include English 101, Sociology 101, Political Science 101, Psychology 101, and
Computer System Forensics (CITN 114). Other courses needed are Area D electives (ex: Health 208, First Aid) or Emergency Medical Technician (PARM 110); Area B elective (ex: English 101); Two Area A electives (ex: Math 101 or Biology 101) and Speech 103.
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator Ken Ingersoll states, “The weekend offerings will give opportunities for those who want face-to-face interaction with instructors and get the certificate complete within a matter of months with the convenience of our Greenville Educational Center.”