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IVCC offers additional Criminal Justice Courses Online

  Illinois Valley Community College’s Criminal Justice program has added more online courses for spring and summer semesters beginning Jan. 9.


Introduction to Criminal Justice online will be offered the first eight weeks in spring. The course is an overview of the criminal justice system, including police, courts, corrections and legislative control. Current events and developments in criminal justice will be emphasized.

It will continue to be offered in traditional classroom format on both the Oglesby campus and Ottawa Center.


Criminal Law online will be offered the second eight weeks in spring. The course examines the components, purposes, and functions of criminal law while identifying various elements of crimes as well as the criminal court process.


Corrections in America online will be offered Summer 2020. The course examines the American correctional system from its history, to include early correctional theory through contemporary ideologies and issues that currently plague our correctional system.

Program coordinator Kevin Hermes said, “We’re proud to offer additional online courses that provide a convenient option for students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend. Online courses parallel their campus-based counterparts; nothing is left behind. Each online course also incorporates the assigned textbook.”


Spring registration is underway; students must also take or have taken the Distance Learning Orientation (CSP-0002) in-person or online. Call Hermes for information at (815) 224-0491. Questions regarding course registration should be directed to IVCC Admissions at (815)224-0439.