The Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Associate Degree is a two-year, four-semester program. Upon graduation a student will have completed 67 credits.
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-804-107 College Mathematics
10-809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-197 Contemporary Amer Society
* 10-504-128 PS-Job Interviews & Resume Wri
10-504-153 Ethics - Criminal Justice
* 10-504-900 Intro to Criminal Justice
* 10-504-901 Constitutional Law
* 10-504-903 Professional Communications
* 10-504-905 Report Writing
10-504-143 Forensic Application
* 10-504-902 Criminal Law
* 10-504-904 Juvenile Law
* 10-504-906 Criminal Investigation Theory
* 10-504-907 Community Policing Strategies
* 10-504-908 Traffic Theory
10-504-161 LE Summary Assessment
10-531-101 Emergency Response
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
. *Students enrolled in either of the Associate Degree Criminal Justice programs looking to become certifiable must complete core criminal justice courses for their 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. These courses must be completed successfully within the 3-year time frame before a DOJ transcript can be submitted. Students must obtain a "C" or better in all of these classes.
*Tactical Operations, 10-504-173
*Driving Operations, 10-504-158
*Police Traffic Radar, 10-504-182
*Law Enforcement Internship, 10-504-176
*Scenario Assessment, 10-504-157
Marine Officer Boat Patrol, 10-504-150
USCG Operator (OUPV), 10-504-150
Master of Vessel 100 Gross Ton, 10-504-152
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.
10-504-128 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.
10-504-143 FORENSIC APPLICATION ...processing of crime scenes and use of forensic science in criminal investigations; emphasis on collection, preservation, and court presentation of fingerprint, firearm, impression, trace, body fluid, and document evidence. (Prerequisite: 10-504-906, Criminal Investigation Theory)
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.
10-504-161 LE Summary Assessment ...refine previously learned skills and abilities by applying them to various case studies and simulated situations. (Corequisite: 10-531-101, Emergency Response; Prerequisites: all other 10-504-XXX Law Enforcement program courses)
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.
10-504-901 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ...arrest and search and seizure of persons, places, and things with or without warrant; cause and procedure to obtain and execute warrants; exclusionary rule and effects of illegal actions. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-902 CRIMINAL LAW ...criminal law characteristics; terminology, history, principles, and philosophy of criminal law; use of the Wisconsin Statute Book; and examination of selected criminal offenses and identifying elements. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-903 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS ...process of criminal justice interviewing using basic skills model; use of nonverbal and verbal communication; security admissible confessions that preserve individual's constitutional rights; ethics in criminal justice interviewing. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-904 JUVENILE LAW ...as it relates to the field officer and the application of the law as it relates to juveniles in these situations. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-905 REPORT WRITING...rationale and methods of law enforcement reporting, principles of effective report writing, organizing reports, writing operational law enforcement reports based on case studies. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Comp 1; Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-906 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION THEORY ...principles of criminal investigation; focus on techniques of an investigation from the preliminary investigation interview, evidence procedures, and specific crime investigation. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-907 COMMUNITY POLICING STRATEGIES ...in this course, the learner will identify community resources available in your area, describe the role of an advocacy group in the criminal justice community, demonstrate cultural self-awareness, interpret state and federal laws related to discrimination and diversity, utilize appropriate skills for interacting effectively and professionally with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds and lifestyles, identify and implement personal strategies that take into account cultural differences, identify the types of situations and the characteristics of individuals that are likely to be encountered in crisis management situations, apply Wisconsin statutory requirements and general guidelines regarding emergency detentions and emergency protective placements of persons, identify key concepts and elements associated with law enforcement response to people in crisis, apply crisis intervention principles and techniques, articulate the decision-making process taken to manage persons in crisis, incorporate community policing strategies into the community, illustrate problem-oriented policing strategies, evaluate other policing strategies, and apply principles of crime analysis and prevention. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-504-908 TRAFFIC THEORY ...in this course, the learner will enforce Wisconsin traffic laws, detect traffic violations, issue traffic citations, direct traffic, identify responsibilities of a first responding officer, manage the response to a scene, take necessary steps to enable effective follow-up as needed, conduct an initial investigation at a crash scene, identify the mechanics of measuring and documenting traffic crash scenes, complete the Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Accident Report, record the crash scene using photography, take appropriate enforcement action based on information gathered, and recognize and interpret indicators of impaired driving. (Corequisite: 10-504-900, Intro to Criminal Justice)
10-531-101 EMERGENCY RESPONSE ... legal/ethical issues, initial medical assessment, immediate treatment for a variety of injuries and medical conditions, CPR, defibrillation and response to hazardous materials. (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 77-851-759; BE Communication Prep IIB OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 OR ACT- Reading =15 OR 77-858-759, BE Reading Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-804-107 COLLEGE MATHEMATHICS ...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. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Arithmetic=65 OR ACT-Math=15 OR 10-834-109, PreAlgebra OR 77-854-759, BE Math Prep IIB 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 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB 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 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB w/ a "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 OR ACT- Reading =15 OR 77-858-759, BE Reading Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 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 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB 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 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB w/ a "C" or better or equivalent) 3 cr.