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  Printed on 12/17/2018

Criminal Justice

Share 10-504-5 Associate Degree (AAS) 63 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Online

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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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.


Career Opportunities


  • Probation & Parole Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • DNR Warden
  • Police Officer
  • Public Safety Dispatcher

Estimated Program Cost


Criminal Justice

This program will cost about $9,607.45*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $70.00*.

Textbooks will cost about $1,701.65*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

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Criminal Justice

Term Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019
Appleton

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Examine the components of and interrelationships in the criminal justice system
  • Analyze situational responses
  • Apply communication skills as a criminal justice professional
  • Conduct investigations
  • Adhere to the professional code of ethics for a criminal justice practitioner
  • Maintain personal wellness
Additional Information
If you aspire to receive Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Law Enforcement Officer Certification, please note that the Law Enforcement Academy at FVTC is a competitive process. FVTC graduates are given additional consideration on the interview scoring rubric. They are eligible for scholarship opportunities available only to FVTC program graduates. Also, Physical Readiness Testing fees are waived for students who have completed FVTC’s Criminal Justice associate degree program.

Students must pass all fitness and background requirements as established by WIDOJ to be admitted into the Law Enforcement Recruit Academy.
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