Justice & Community Advocacy Associate Degree

Justice and Community Advocacy Associate Degree

Program Code: 1050410

The demand for individuals in service-oriented jobs is growing. The Justice & Community Advocacy program will teach students the functions of community advocacy agencies, correctional facilities, operations in probation & parole, criminal justice agencies, private investigation and emergency dispatch careers. Completion of this degree provides the graduate knowledge to improve lives of individuals and communities in a variety of jobs and interests. Graduates will learn how to provide services and assistance in socially conscious and inclusive way that inspire the neediest individuals and families to envision a future with hope. Graduates will also learn skills in situational awareness & defense, crisis management and de-escalation, substance abuse, mental health services and special needs populations.

Follow Your Path

The Justice & Community Advocacy program includes the course Courts & Jurisdiction that is offered at district high schools.

Employment Potential

Community Support Workers/Community Advocates

  • Shelter Care Worker
  • 9-1-1 Telecommunicator / Dispatch
  • Probation & Parole Agent
  • Correctional Officer
  • Prison Guard
  • Juvenile Detention Officer
  • Home Detention Specialist
  • Probation & Parole Agent
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Conservation Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Security / Loss Prevention

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

  • Upon successful completion of this program, along with additional coursework, graduates can earn certifiability status with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WIDOJ) Law Enforcement Academy and/or Jail Academy.

The following certificates/technical diplomas may be applied toward this program:

  • Private Investigator Pathway Certificate
  • Emergency Dispatch Pathway Certificate

Requirements for Program Application

  • High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Justice & Community Advocacy associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
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Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a "C" or better.