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Associate in Criminal Justice Studies

Gateway Technical College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates




Program description

Associate in Criminal Justice Studies

As a student in Gateway’s Criminal Justice Studies associate degree program, you won’t be stuck in a desk all day. Instead, you’ll learn hands-on in exciting training facilities including a CSI/Blood Spatter room, scenario-based Jail Cells and a Firearms Training Range. Your courses include using laser technology, defense and arrest tactics, evidence gathering and much more. You’ll graduate ready to begin an action-packed career in law enforcement.

Criminal Justice Studies is a two-year associate degree program that prepares students for positions in a variety of law enforcement careers at the state, local, and federal levels, as well as in the field of private security. Students study the law enforcement field plus physical and behavioral sciences to meet the demands of the police profession, including criminal investigation, traffic law, patrol procedures, and scientific crime laboratory.

This program is also available on a part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Students must meet one of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.6, minimum college GPA of 2.0, or complete valid reading, writing, and math placement assessments.

For more information about admission and graduation requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Criminal Justice, Intro to
  • Criminal Law
  • English Composition 1
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Security, Intro to
  • Computers for Professionals
  • Interviews/ Interrogations/ Confessions
  • Professional Communications
  • Psychology, Introduction to
  • Report Writing
  • Community Policing Strategies
  • Police Administration
  • Psychology, Abnormal
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Traffic Theory
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Investigation Theory
  • Criminal Justice Elective Credits
  • Juvenile Law
  • Oral/Interpersonal Communication

Suggested Electives

  • Phys Fitness for Law Enforcement
  • Forensic Science
  • Terrorism/Homeland Security
  • Police Internship
  • Spanish I
  • Cyber Crime
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish for Law Enforcement

Tuition fees

The cost per semester is $2,700.

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the college website.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Examine the components of interrelationships in the criminal justice system.
  2. Analyze situational responses.
  3. Apply communication skills as a criminal justice professional.
  4. Conduct investigations.
  5. Adhere to professional code of ethics for a criminal justice practitioner.
  6. Maintain personal wellness.

Career opportunities

  • Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Corrections Officer
  • Jailer

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About this institute

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or...

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Contact info

Gateway Technical College

3520 - 30th Avenue
WI 53144 Kenosha
United States of America

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