Criminal Justice Studies
61 Credits | 2 Year
2 Year | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online
*Combination of Online, In Person, and Web Conferencing instruction
Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety & Security
This program will be modified for the 2021-2022 academic year pending WTCS approval. Please contact a WITC Admissions Advisor if interested or have questions (link to advisor).
If you're passionate about helping and protecting others in your community, consider a career in the criminal justice field. WITC's Criminal Justice Studies program will prepare you with the skills to succeed in this constantly changing and evolving field.
Protective services today require employees that are knowledgeable, ethical, have strong communication skills and are adaptable to ever-changing technological and societal changes. The Criminal Justice Studies program will prepare you for various positions in the criminal justice field, such as a juvenile detention officer, police dispatcher or security officer positions. As an associate degree program, the courses focus on preparing a graduate to pursue other associated careers such as probation/parole agent, public defense lawyer, FBI agent or other law enforcement positions requiring a bachelor’s degree and beyond.
Criminal Justice Studies graduates will be able to:
- Examine the components of and interrelationships in the criminal justice system
- Analyze situational responses
- Apply communication skills as a criminal justice professional
- Conduct investigations
- Adhere to the professional code of ethics for a criminal justice practitioner
- Maintain personal wellness
WITC's reputation for providing employers with graduates who are equipped with the skills and latest techniques in the criminal justice field will make you a highly sought after individual.
Through case studies and group work, you'll develop the knowledge that will prepare you for employment.
In just two years, you can have a successful career in the criminal justice field.
94% of WITC graduates employed within six months.
Classes are offered in person at each WITC campus. Coursework includes Policing Strategies, Criminal Justice Ethics, Probation/Parole, Traffic Law Enforcement and more.
You can participate in the Criminal Justice Club, which provides you with additional opportunities to network and learn with professionals, attend meetings and field trips, and more.
Learn the Latest Techniques
WITC's continuous networking with professionals, employers and recent graduates will ensure your courses are up-to-date and applicable for your future career.
Highly Trained, Passionate Instructors
Learn with highly-trained and passionate instructors who bring a multitude of experience to the learning environment. Every instructor is committed to your success.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*
Criminal Justice Studies
64 Credits | 2 Years
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Criminal Justice Studies Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an associate degree in Criminal Justice Studies.