The Criminal Justice Studies Associate Degree program is for learners who are passionate about protecting and serving their community. This program will help prepare you for a career as a police officer, sheriff’s deputy, conservation warden, park ranger, probation parole officer, security officer or corrections officer. 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.
program at a Glance
- Wausau Fully Available
- Antigo Partially Available
- Medford Partially Available
- Phillips Partially Available
- Spencer Partially Available
- Wittenberg General Studies Only
Approximate Cost$12,113 (Tuition: $10324, Books: $1789)
Average Starting Salary$48,204 Annually, based on the 2015 NTC Graduate Employment Report.
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- Think critically
- Manage emergencies
- Demonstrate professionalism
- Conduct investigations
- Communicate effectively
- Interact with others
- Sheriff's Deputy
- Police Officer
- Probation / Parole
- Security Officer
- Conservation Warden
- Park Ranger
- Corrections Officer
To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.Course List
The program is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
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Additional program Information
Criminal Background Check
This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.
Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.
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