Criminal Justice Studies
64 Credits | 2 Year
2 Year | Financial Aid-Eligible
Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety & Security
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 the constantly changing and evolving field.
Protective services today require employees that are knowledgeable, ethical, have strong communication skills and are adaptable to ever-changing technology along with changes in society. The Criminal Justice Studies program will prepare you for various positions in the criminal justice field. The program will also prepare graduates to work as a juvenile detention officer, police dispatcher or security officer positions. As an associate degree program, the credits and focus also prepare 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.
Employers will expect graduates to be able to:
- Examine the components of and interrelationships in the criminal justice system
- Manage emergency situations
- Establish situational safety
- Apply appropriate communication skills to public safety incidents
- Conduct investigations
- Adhere to the professional code of ethics for a criminal justice practitioner
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle
WITC's reputation for providing employers with graduates who are equipped with the skills and latest techniques that are used in the industry will make you a highly sought after individual in the field.
Through real-life scenarios and simulations, you'll develop the skills that will prepare you for employment.
In just two years, you can have a successful career in the criminal justice field.
94% of 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 three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.
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*
Criminal Justice Studies
64 Credits | 2 Years
$3,179 for books (including tax)
*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.