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Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Oakton's Law Enforcement program prepares students for employment as police officers, special agents, juvenile officers, security officers, state troopers, court bailiffs, private detectives, probation officers, investigators, inspectors, and corrections officers. Open to full- and part-time students, the program caters to the professional and educational needs of those interested in law enforcement, as well as to current law enforcement personnel who desire to increase their proficiency or improve their professional career opportunities.

Recognizing the need for more specialization in law enforcement, Oakton was the first academic institution in the United States to offer a college-level forensics course featuring instruction in the Intergraph Video Analyst System, the only video enhancement system that uses NASA-developed VISAR® (Video Stabilization and Registration) technology.

Although Oakton's program does not require prerequisites, students not already employed at law enforcement agencies should note that many departments have certain criteria, including education, age, and physical conditioning. Completion of Oakton's program does not guarantee employment.

For more information, contact George Scharm, department chair, at 847.376.7166 or LAE@oakton.edu.

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Beginning in June, 2010, Northern Illinois University will offer a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) degree with an emphasis in public safety. All coursework will be completed at Oakton, with general education courses taught by Oakton faculty and degree-specific courses delivered by NIU faculty.

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IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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