Students following the study plan below will complete the Criminal Justice-Corrections associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-804-107 College Mathematics
10-809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-197 Contemporary Amer Society
* 10-890-101 College 101
10-504-123 Correctional Institutions
10-504-153 Ethics - Criminal Justice
** 10-504-900 Intro to Criminal Justice
** 10-504-931 Communication Skills
** 10-504-933 Correctional Report Writing
** 10-504-128 PS-Job Interviews & Resume Writing
10-504-155 Community Corrections
** 10-504-932 Adult Supervision
** 10-504-934 Correctional Law & Code
** 10-504-937 Juvenile Supervision
10-504-171 Corrections Internship
** 10-504-930 Security Procedures
** 10-504-935 Corrections Summary Assessment
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.
**Students enrolled in either of the Associate Degree Criminal Justice programs planning to become certifiable must complete core criminal justice courses for the program within three years. The clock starts for a college certification track student on the first day the student enters into a core criminal justice course. Students must obtain a "C" or better in all of these classes.
**Emergency Procedures, 10-504-936
Understanding Substance Abuse, 10-550-170
Fundamentals of Emergency Dispatch, 10-504-162
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-504-114 POLICE-NUTRITION/FITNESS ...the course will provide an introduction to nutrition and eating correctly for maximum value. Also, an introduction to fitness for a criminal justice professional.
10-504-123 CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS ...the evolution of punishment, development of prisons, southern penal systems, the "Big House" era, prisoner movement, inmate groups, special offender groups, the female offender, prison programs, prison services.
10-504-128 PS-JOB INTERVIEWS & RESUME WRITING ... Students will learn about the criminal justice hiring process from application and resume writing, oral interviews and the background investigation. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-132 COURTS/JURISDICTIONS ...development of the American judicial system, the federal and Wisconsin court structure, Wisconsin judicial rules and procedures from complaint to sentencing as they impact police or correctional officers.
10-504-153 ETHICS - CRIMINAL JUSTICE ...in-depth study of ethical philosophies and their application to the Law Enforcement Officer’s Code of Ethics and professional performance in the field. Topics include morality, leadership, ethical decision-making, self-actualization, ethics-based performance and the breakdown of ethical conduct.
10-504-155 COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ...criminal justice system stages, community-based corrections, diversion programs, pre-trial release programs, restitution, community service, temporary release programs, halfway houses, female offenders, drug and alcohol abusing offenders, and juvenile programs.
10-504-171 CORRECTIONS INTERNSHIP...training in criminal and juvenile justice settings under supervised observation and participation. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-172 CRIMINOLOGY ...nature, extent, and distribution of crime in the United States; biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of crime causation; and legal and political implications of crime prevention and control.
10-504-900 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE ...criminal justice, crime picture, criminal law, theories of crime, history of policing, police management, legal aspects, courts, corrections, correction facilities.
10-504-930 SECURITY PROCEDURES ...steps involved in receiving and releasing inmates and maintaining security, admission, release and search procedures, use of jail locking and surveillance equipment, inmate health management, and mitigation of hostage type situations. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-931 COMMUNICATION SKILLS ...apply correctional professional skills including mediation, arbitration, and crisis intervention in a correctional setting. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-932 ADULT SUPERVISION ...practice supervision skills including positive behavior control, dispute resolution, and incident debriefing. Explore belief systems, social pressure, moral problems, decision-making and the consequences of decisions. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-933 CORRECTIONAL REPORT WRITING ...learn basic requirements, guidelines and skills for proper and professional documentation of activities and incidents in a correctional setting. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Comp 1; Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-934 CORRECTIONAL LAW & CODE ...concepts and principles underlying legal requirements for jail operations and guidelines for protecting the legal rights of inmates, introduction to the role of the jail officer, rules and standards governing correctional operations, structure of the court system, overview of civil liability, and key constitutional rights of inmates. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-935 CORRECTIONS SUMMARY ASSESSMENT ...refine previously learned skills and abilities by applying them to various case studies and simulated situations. (Corequisites: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice;10-504-171, Corrections Internship; 10-504-930, Security Procedures; Prerequisites: all other 10-504-XXX Corrections program courses)
10-504-937 JUVENILE SUPERVISION ...apply theories of adolescent development to develop strategies for effective supervision, protection, and discipline of juveniles. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-801-198 SPEECH ...fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups: topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and the listening process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-804-107 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS ...an introductory level course designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on computational skills and applications of rational numbers; problem solving skills with ratios, proportions, and percent; basic principles and application of algebra, geometry, graphing, and statistics; measurement skills in U.S. Customary and Metric Systems; and the use of calculators as a tool. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-166 INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP ...basic understanding of theoretical foundations of ethical thought; analyze/compare relevant issues using diverse ethical perspectives; critically evaluate individual, social/professional standards of behavior--applying a systematic decision-making process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.