Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Degrees and Certificates

We offer multiple curriculum paths for those interested in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Our courses are acceptable for transfer to baccalaureate programs in criminal justice, law enforcement or related areas. If you're considering transferring, consult with the Office of Advising, Transitions and Student Success. Oakton’s career and technical education programs that result in a certification meet the educational requirements for the state of Illinois.

What's Next?

We are glad you are considering attending Oakton College. No matter where you are in your decision-making process, we are here to help you with your next steps. Whether you're ready to apply now, need information on paying for college or have questions and want to contact someone, we're here to help.

Enrolling at Oakton College can save you thousands of dollars and help you earn more over the course of your career. Our tuition is among the lowest in the region, and we offer many ways to bring your costs down even more.

99 percent of Oakton students graduate without debt.

To help you get there, you can apply for a scholarship, which you don’t have to pay back. We award $12 million in scholarships annually. Financial Aid includes grants, loans, and other forms of financial assistance that can reduce your costs of attending college.

We offer payment options that give you control over how you pay. Pay all at once or spread your payments over the course of the semester.

Learn more about your options for paying for your education

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As your community college, we serve students from various backgrounds. We aim to make the application process as easy and as clear as possible for everyone.

We can help you get started on a degree or certificate. Applying to Oakton is fast and easy.

Your first step before you begin your studies is filling out an admission application and completing your enrollment process.

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Meet Your Faculty and Experts

Oakton's law enforcement and criminal justice faculty is comprised of highly knowledgeable and experienced professors and lecturers. The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice program curriculum is overseen by an expert advisory committee made up of police officers, lawyers and community leaders.

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