Full time/part time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Criminal Justice

Join the ranks of those who protect and serve with a rewarding career in criminal justice. You’ll gain an overview of the role of the criminal justice system in our society and will become familiar with law enforcement, corrections, criminal procedures, juvenile law and constitutional law. In addition, you’ll gain skills in communication, crime prevention, report writing and forensic science applications. This program will prepare you for a career in many of the criminal justice related fields.

Admission requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Technical Studies

  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Cultural Diversity In Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Crime Prevention Principles
  • Juvenile Procedures
  • Police Community Relations
  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Criminal Justice Issues Capstone
  • Constitutional Principles
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Public Safety Ethics
  • Writing Reports
  • Public Safety Documentation
  • Employment Strategies
  • Public Safety Preparedness
  • Communicating Professionally
  • Public Safety Communication

General Studies

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Written Communication
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology

Suggested Electives

  • Spanish 1 Law Enforcement
  • Public Safety Fitness and Wellness

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Estimated program cost: $9,908.44


Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)

Credit Points: 63 Credits

Program Outcomes

  • 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

Career paths

  • Probation & Parole Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • DNR Warden
  • Police Officer
  • Public Safety Dispatcher

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Fox Valley Technical College

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Fox Valley Technical College, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years.

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Contact info

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

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