• Criminal Justice Virtual Information Session — April 19

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    April 19, 2022
    Prepare for an exciting career in the criminal justice field and gain knowledge needed for direct entry into the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy or other criminal justice-related careers. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges offers a variety of award options – an Applied Associate of Science (AAS) Degree, a one-year Diploma and a semester-long Certificate – with curriculum backed by local law enforcement agencies.

    Those interested in pursuing criminal justice are encouraged to attend the virtual information session on Tuesday, April 19, via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. The session is hosted by Michael Birmingham, EICC Criminal Justice Program Director and Instructor, and Amy Herrig, Scott Community College Admissions Counselor.

    To join, just click on the Zoom link during the designated day/time:

    Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. CDT: https://zoom.us/j/94178675606
    Students pursuing the Associate’s Degree can look forward to an engaging, hands-on learning experience with a curriculum that involves on-the-job training and job shadowing opportunities. With courses that include Physical Conditioning; Patrol, Vice and Drug Control; Firearms; Ethics; and Interviewing and Writing Strategies, graduates can expect to stand out among other applicants when applying for jobs in law enforcement, corrections or security.
    The first year of the program is offered at Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community College, as well as the CCC Maquoketa Center. The second year of training takes place at SCC’s Urban Campus in downtown Davenport.
    “As THE Community’s College, we’re committed to meeting workforce needs while preparing Eastern Iowans for high-demand, rewarding careers,” said EICC Chancellor Don Doucette. “This program does exactly that, and we’re excited to be offering this hands-on opportunity to students.”

    In addition to the Associate’s Degree, the one-year Diploma and Certificate award options are perfect for students interested in corrections/security, or law enforcement careers, that do not require a full two-year degree. Before being admitted to the program, students will need to pass a background check.
    Careers requiring criminal justice degrees and certifications are among some of the fastest-growing in today's modern economy.

    The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), forecasts that more than 67,100 new jobs for police officers and detectives will become available by 2030. These strong numbers, which translates to seven percent growth in the field, comes from a need for continued public safety across the country.

    Those attending the information session will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, career outlook, steps to enroll, financial aid opportunities and more. Participants are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session.

    For more information visit eicc.edu/justice or call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email eiccinfo@eicc.edu.
    Johnna Kerres, Associate Director for Communications
    jkerres@eicc.edu, (563) 336-3464