Criminal Justice Studies 61 Credit Associate Degree
The Criminal Justice Studies Associate Degree program is for learners who are passionate about protecting and serving their community. A variety of hands-on learning opportunities are infused with theory throughout this program. Learners will have the opportunity to obtain one of two certifications that are recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Justice in either Corrections or Juvenile Supervision.
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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.
* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.
Graduates will be able to…
- Interact with others
- Communicate effectively
- Conduct investigations
- Demonstrate professionalism
- Manage emergencies
- Think critically
Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:
- Corrections Officer
- Park Ranger
- Conservation Warden
- Security Officer
- Probation / Parole
- Police Officer
- Sheriff's Deputy
The Criminal Justice Studies Associate Degree is a 61 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.
* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better.
Credit for Prior Learning AvailableView All Detailed Course Information
You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.
The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.
|School Name||Degree Name|
|American Public University||B.A. in Criminal Justice, Entrepreneurship Con.|
|American Public University||B.A. in Criminal Justice, Gen. Concentration|
|American Public University||B.A. in Criminal Justice, Maritime Law Concentration|
|American Public University||B.A. in Criminal Justice, Organizational Law Enforcement Con.|
|Bellevue University Online||Emergency Management|
|Marian University||Criminal Justice|
|Purdue University Global||Criminal Justice|
|Rasmussen College||Criminal Justice|
|University of Arizona Global Campus||Social and Criminal Justice|
|Upper Iowa University||Criminal Justice|
|Upper Iowa University||Criminal Justice Homeland Security Emphasis|
|Upper Iowa University||Public Administration|
|UW Eau Claire||B.A in Criminal Justice|
|UW Oshkosh||B.S. in Human Services Leadership|
|UW Oshkosh||BAS in Public Safety|
|UW Parkside||Criminal Justice|
|UW Platteville||Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice|
All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.View all transfer guides
Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.
Before you apply, you should know
The optional Corrections and/or Juvenile Supervision certification tracks of this program may require a Criminal Background Check and/or Health Record. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background or health record, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.
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Documentation can be sent via email to email@example.com, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.
- High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.
- ACT composite score of 18 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.
- Accuplacer scores. Score requirements vary by program and version of the Accuplacer test that was taken. For more details, please contact Admissions. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.
- College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.
If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.
We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.