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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.

Announcements
Des Plaines, Skokie
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.

Alumni Profile

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As a student, Jake Harris cofounded Students for Social Justice and lobbied to bring fair trade coffee to Oakton’s cafeterias.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


September 1
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 2
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 21
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 22
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

July 31
Classes end.

October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
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 October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

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