Criminal Justice program offers a wide range of career options

For those looking for a career with a wide variety of possibilities and a promising job outlook, the field of criminal justice deserves a good look as a potential option. Criminal justice encompasses a very broad range of job options and career paths. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 3 million Americans currently work in the criminal justice area that includes subfields...

Faculty Profile: Jennifer Roser

Bringing 15 years of practical experience to the field of criminal justice is exactly what Jennifer Roser said is her biggest asset as instructor in the Criminal Justice program at Highland. Having served as a probation officer in Ogle County, Roser said, “My practical experience is part of the education I bring to my students to help better prepare them for a challenging field. I want students...

Graduate Profile: Rachel Clay

As a student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Rachel Clay of Dakota is delving deeper into her studies in the field of criminal justice. When she receives her bachelor’s degree, she hopes to begin a career in law enforcement. Clay’s formal education in criminal justice began at Highland Community College. A fall 2016 graduate, she received her associate of science degree, which she...

Student Profile: Isaac Asche

As he looks forward to graduating in May from Highland Community College with an Associate of Arts degree, Isaac Asche of Orangeville is preparing for the next chapter in his educational career, studying criminal justice at Western Illinois University this fall. Taking criminal justice courses at Highland is what prompted him to consider a career as a law enforcement professional that “will...

$2 million dollars—is it a big deal?

You bet it is, and there are many students in northwest Illinois counting on that money to provide scholarships for them to attend Highland Community College. The $2 million is a permanently endowed trust fund that will be created when the Highland Community College Foundation raises $1 million, and that amount is then matched dollar-for-dollar by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois...

Transfer Student Profile: Joey Domanski – A student leader

When he was a student at Pecatonica High School, Joey Domanski got his first taste of serving his peers by being part of Student Council. Upon graduation from high school, Domanski attended Highland Community College, and he said the first thing he chose to get involved with was student government, eventually becoming a member of HCC’s Student Senate,  and going on to serve as president during...