Criminal Justice

Program Number: 10-504-2
School Year: 2021-2022
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Prepare for a variety of corrections positions and begin a rewarding career with the Criminal Justice associate degree program at Moraine Park.

About the Program

The Criminal Justice program prepares students to take on a variety of roles in the corrections and criminal justice field. This accredited, two-year program prepares students to work in less restrictive settings, such as group homes, to highly-restrictive maximum-security prisons and careers in law enforcement and community-based programs.

To be successful in this program, students must have strong ethical standards, supportive attitudes and positive values. They must also be effective listeners and negotiators.

What You'll Learn

To prepare for work in the criminal justice field, students must learn to manage emergencies, conduct investigations, interpret legal standards and think critically. Students gain the communication, social and people skills needed to succeed in the field. Criminal justice students also learn valuable counseling skills.

With many counties requiring an associate of applied science degree or 60 college credits, graduates of Moraine Park’s program qualify for roles at correctional facilities and can expect to earn $15 to $16 per hour.

Students may begin criminal justice employment immediately upon graduation, transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice, or work to get the combination of experience and education required for specific positions such as probation and parole agent. Many current professionals enroll in the program to advance their career.

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
504-108 Foundations in Policing 3
504-110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
504-181 Culture Competence in Criminal Justice 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
890-101 College 101 2
Total 18
Semester 2
504-112 Corrections and Incarceration 3
504-114 Fundamentals of Communication 3
504-117 Documentation in Criminal Justice 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 15
Semester 3
504-143 Community Supervision 3
504-155 Stress Management 3
504-158 Criminal Justice Internship 3
504-159 Juvenile Justice 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
 - OR - 
806-1xx Science Course 3
Total 15
Semester 4
504-136 Paraprofessional Counseling 3
504-113 Criminal Investigation 3
 - OR - 
504-116 Alcohol and Drug Awareness in Criminal Justice 3
504-165 Law and Code 3
504-167 Emergency Response and Operations 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 15
Total Credits 63