Criminal Justice AAS

About Criminal Justice AAS

MCC’s Criminal Justice AAS helps you develop the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary for employment and advancement as a law enforcement officer. The degree also serves as a foundation for associated professions that require advanced study, such as probation, parole, corrections and social services.

Total Costs of Criminal Justice AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $11,049

Credit Hours to Complete: 63

Weeks to Complete: 64

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What you need to know about getting your Criminal Justice AAS (CIP 43.0107)

Total Criminal Justice AAS Costs
in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,025 $23,824 $29,618 $29,618
Additional Costs $4,024 $4,024 $4,024 $4,024
Program Total $11,049 $27,848 $33,642 $33,642

What makes MCC's Criminal Justice AAS better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

  • Student Police Academy (CJS 290) provides an opportunity for you to put your book learning to practical application. The class features a variety of hands-on activities, including defense tactics, handcuffing, Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) and building entry, crime scene investigation and firearms simulations.

What careers are available to someone with a an Criminal Justice AAS

Occupations that Criminal Justice AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1111
Bailiffs 33-3011
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 33-3021
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 33-3051
Private Detectives and Investigators 33-9021

How will MCC's Criminal Justice AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

Ask about internships.

By the Numbers:

  • Salary Range $40,000 to $75,000

Outside of the Classroom

The McHenry County College Student Police Academy is a 16-week credit class that consists of a variety of police related topics and hands-on activities, including defense tactics, handcuffing, SWAT and building entry, crime scene investigation and firearm simulations. Classroom discussions include domestic violence, ethics and specialized officer training.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.