Printed on 4/17/2021

Criminal Justice

10-504-5 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time and Full Time 63 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day and Evening Locations*: Appleton, Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (42 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Introduction to Corrections
    10-504-201
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504201
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the concept of punishment and its form, functions, and enforcement throughout history, with an emphasis on the operation, structure, clientele, and issues confronting the institutions, agencies, and programs encompassing the corrections system including jails, prisons, and probation and parole.

    Coreq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103; ACE 94900315
  • Criminal Justice System
    10-504-204
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504204
    • Credits: 3.00

    Distinguish the roles of courts and law enforcement agencies; identify the purpose of law enforcement in American society; describe how professionalism and ethics relate to law enforcement; understand crime in America; explain basic aspects of criminal law; gain an understanding of sentencing of offenders as it relates to prison and jails; compare adult and juvenile justice.

    Coreq: Active in Security and Asset Protection or Criminal Justice plans, HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103, A.C.E. 94900315; OR Active in CERT
  • Cultural Diversity In Criminal Justice
    10-504-103
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explore the impact of varied cultures on American policing, courts, and corrections.

  • Communicating Professionally
    10-504-207
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504207
    • Credits: 3.00

    Apply knowledge of the communication process, communication techniques, integrate verbal and physical intervention skills, develop strategies to obtain information in a variety of situations, differentiate between an interview and an interrogation, and analyze information for consideration as corroborative evidence.

    Prereq: Intro to Corrections 10504201 or active in Security & Asset Protection
  • Criminal Procedures
    10-504-208
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504208
    • Credits: 3.00

    Identify basic concepts of criminal law; analyze facts, circumstances, and situations and determine which crimes against persons have been committed; analyze facts, circumstances, and situations and determine which crimes against property have been committed; and analyze facts, circumstances, and situations and determine which crimes involving drugs, alcohol or other criminal activity have been committed.

    Prereq: Intro to Corrections 10504201; OR active in Forensic Science plan; OR active in Private Investigator Spec CERT
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
    10-504-110
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10504110
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the applications of science in the field of crime scene management from the crime scene to the courtroom and beyond. Students will focus on the examination and reconstruction of various crime scenes with the emphasis on the identification, collection, documentation and preservation of physical evidence.

    Prereq: Active in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice plans, HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103; Coreq: A.C.E. 94900315; OR not pursuing a degree
  • Crime Prevention Principles
    10-504-203
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504203
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course explores ways to protect personal items. In this course students will understand the different types of glazing materials, environmental design, principles of lighting, how to conduct a building survey, hold community meetings and continue to educate the public.

    Prereq: Criminal Justice System 10504204; OR Active in Crime Prevention CERT
  • Writing Reports
    10-504-205
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504205
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explain the context of report writing, take effective field notes, organize information in reports, write narratives, describe what information should be included in certain types of reports, prepare for court, describe how to be an effective witness, and testify as a witness in court.

    Prereq: Communicating Professionally 10504207; OR Intro to Corrections 10504201 and Public Safety Communication 10504112; OR active in Forensic Science plan; OR active in Private Investigator CERT
  • Juvenile Procedures
    10-504-209
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504209
    • Credits: 3.00

    Describe the juvenile justice system; describe how juveniles in need of protection or services or delinquent are handled; identify constitutional law issues relevant to juveniles; analyze the role of law enforcement and other agencies in responding to and investigating child maltreatment; and recognize the unique investigative issues for missing children.

    Coreq: Criminal Procedures 10504208 OR enrolled in Child Protection Investigator certificate
  • Police Community Relations
    10-504-210
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504210
    • Credits: 3.00

    Identify available community resources; explain the rewards and challenges of a diverse society; evaluate communication barriers with the public; respond to hate crimes; apply statutory requirements for emergency detentions and emergency protective placements of persons; apply crisis intervention principles and techniques; describe policing strategies; and apply principles of crime prevention.

    Prereq: Communicating Professionally 10504207 OR Public Safety Communication 10504112
  • Principles of Emergency Management
    10-504-106
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504106
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the student to the principles, theories, and practices of emergency management. The philosophy of comprehensive Emergency Management will be discussed including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. In addition, students will obtain ICS-100 and FEMA IS-700 certification.

    Prereq: Criminal Justice System 10504204
  • Criminal Justice Issues Capstone
    10-504-200
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10504200
    • Credits: 2.00

    Covers the latest developments in criminal justice employment. This course is designed to give prospective law enforcement officers a realistic view of related occupations. Topics include liability, affirmative action, organized unions, statutes relating to employment in various agencies, stress factors, agency policies, civil rights of employees, ethics, and automation and technology.

    Coreq: Juvenile Procedures 10504209, Police Community Relations 10504210, Intro to Forensic Science 10504110
  • Constitutional Principles
    10-504-211
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504211
    • Credits: 3.00

    Diagram the structure of the criminal justice system; identify when constitutional rules apply; identify the elements of a lawful arrest; identify the requirements for search warrants, and when warrantless searches are permitted; identify the requirements governing confessions and statements; and analyze the requirements for evidence to be admissible in court.

    Prereq: Criminal Procedures 10504208; OR active in Financial Fraud Detection CERT
  • Cultural Competence and Ethics in Criminal Justice
    10-504-120
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504120
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thoughts and cultural competence. Diverse ethical perspectives and cultural competence practices will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues in law enforcement. Student will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior within society/law enforcement and also apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

    Prereq: Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice 10504103, Intro to Corrections 10504201, Criminal Justice System 10504204
  • Employment Strategies in Public Safety
    10-504-117
    1Credit
    18
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10504117
    • Credits: 1.00

    Designed for students seeking employment in such public or private emergency services as law enforcement, firefighting, security and emergency medical services. This course requires practical application of classroom information pertaining to employment applications and interviews.

    Prereq: Intro to Corrections 10504201, Criminal Justice System 10504204

    General Studies (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Quantitative Reasoning
    10-804-135
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804135
    • Credits: 3.00

    Intended to develop analytic reasoning and the ability to solve quantitative problems. Topics to be covered may include: construction and interpretation of graphs; descriptive statistics; geometry and spatial visualizations; math of finance; functions and modeling; probability; and logic. Appropriate use of units and dimensions, estimates, mathematical notation, and available technology will be emphasized throughout the course.

    Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not active in program
  • Intro to Sociology
    10-809-196
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the basic concepts of the intercultural discipline of sociology. Emphasis is placed on culture, socialization and social stratification. The course also looks at five institutions: family, politics, economics, religion and education. Additional topics include demography, deviance, technology, environmental social issues, and social change and organization.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Abnormal Psychology
    10-809-159
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809159
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on a broad description of psychological disorders such as psychosis, neurosis and personality problems. It is geared toward an understanding of the deeper level forces and adjustment problems that create mental and emotional stress. Students prepare to recognize and deal with persons with mental dysfunctions.

    Prereq: Introduction to Psychology (10809198) or Psychology of Human Relations (10809199) or instructor consent

    Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Spanish 1 Law Enforcement
    10-141-115
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10141115
    • Credits: 3.00

    Students learn basic phrases and questions to carry out law enforcement protocols. The participant will have the basic ability to understand spoken Spanish, obtain basic job related information, identify individuals, time and date of incidents, obtain descriptions, and express commands.

  • Public Safety Fitness and Wellness
    10-504-181
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504181
    • Credits: 3.00

    Demonstrates student fitness techniques and wellness topics to prepare candidates for public safety careers. Instruction related to nutrition, disease, stress and injury prevention will be provided.

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