Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security


Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security


Carl Sandburg College offers students the opportunity to prepare for a wide array of careers in public service including law enforcement officers, correctional staff and private security positions. Both the public and private sector careers are readily available in many locations and include high incomes especially for those who obtain Bachelors or Masters Degrees.



Students have an opportunity to make the criminal justice program work with their schedule. The courses are offered in the day and evening on a scheduled semester outline. Students are exposed to a rich curriculum that allows for a solid foundation in all aspects of the criminal justice system.


Short-Term Benefits

  • Day and evening classes; on-line offerings
  • Small class sizes allowing for individual attention
  • Quality education at an affordable price
  • Range of programs to meet the students needs


Long-Term Benefits

  • Graduates are prepared for the workforce and can make their degrees and certificates work for them
  • Continuing education available to those in the field


The Future of Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Employers are seeking entry level applicants with an education associated with an Associate degree or higher. Agencies are seeking applicants with strong communication, writing, and leadership qualities. Applicants will need to pass several pre-hiring testing requirements which vary from agency to agency. Applicants need to be in good health, pass fitness standards and have a clear criminal background for consideration.



Criminal Justice (A.A.S. and Certificate)