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Criminal Justice Administration Department

The American system of Criminal Justice is comprised of three major components: law enforcement, courts and correctional systems at community, county, state and federal levels.

Criminal Justice Administration is a comprehensive field with career opportunities in several areas: law enforcement, probation, parole and corrections; social-justice services; and security and loss prevention. Prepares students for careers in public and private agencies in the social and criminal justice system. The two-year program includes the study of contemporary and advanced problems in modern law enforcement, as well as criminal justice systems, administration, criminal laws and procedures, police and community relations, and criminalistics.

Students who wish to become probation, parole or corrections officers will receive the necessary foundation through this program. The study of law, social and justice agencies, and criminal offenders is included, with emphasis on corrections.

Study of careers in the social-justice services includes such agencies as the Department of Children and Family Services, Public Aid, Corrections, and psychiatric and medical agencies.

Private Security is an emerging career field in need of personnel with qualified credentials. The Criminal Justice program provides courses to prepare students for entry- level security, armed and unarmed. Areas of employment include corporate, industrial and homeland security, hospitals, airline, bank, railroad, as well as college and university security.

Students planning additional study at a four-year college or university should enroll in the Associate in Science (U230A) or the Associate in Arts degree programs (U224A), which requires a concentration of general education courses combined with selected core criminal justice courses and electives.

   • Criminal Justice Administration Degree (Associate in Arts - U224A43)
   • Criminal Justice Administration Degree (Associate in Applied Science – C243A)

   • Criminal Justice Administration Corrections Certificate – C443A
   • Criminal Justice Administration Law Enforcement Certificate – C443B
   • Criminal Justice Administration Private Security Certificate – C443C

   • Criminal Justice Administration Courses

No information at this time.

Curriculum/Plan of Study
C243A, C443A, C443B, C443C

Program Affiliations
P.O.W.E.R. Test
S.M.I.L.E. Program
P.O.I.S.E.D. Program

For Students
No information at this time.

Students should contact Gregory Catena at 708-456-0300, Ext. 3327 for all program related questions.

Gregory Catena
Department Coordinator
Office: R-215D
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3327

Jackie Mullany
Tenured Faculty
Office: R-215C
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3504