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Sauk Academic programs

Criminal Justice-Justice Affairs

Associate in Applied Science (082)

This program prepares students for careers in criminal justice that are outside of law enforcement, such as corrections, court services, dispatching, court advocacy, security loss prevention, and private investigations.

Work and Employment

This applied science program is designed to prepare students to work in correctional institutions, judicial centers, security facilities, and locations where the criminal justice system is utilized.  Younger students who wish to rise in the ranks are advised to follow a transfer program and earn a bachelor's degree because higher education has become increasingly important.

Special Considerations

Justice Affairs students should cultivate their communication skills.  Effective work in the justice system is based heavily on the ability to communicate well in the field.  Students should also be aware of the strength and physical agility requirements required of applicants by criminal justice agencies in Illinois.  The college offers a wide range of physical education courses and a super circuit fitness center.  Previous criminal record and felony convictions can negatively impact the opportunity to gain employment in the field.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Daniel McCollum, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, 815/835-6256.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2017-18 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 64 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $7,872.00 $21,248.00 $24,448.00
Fees $744.00 $744.00 $744.00
Course Fees * $45.00 * $45.00 * $45.00
Total Tuition and Fees $8,661.00 $22,037.00 $25,237.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.