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Criminal Justice — Law Enforcement Degree - curriculum
2012-13 Criminal Justice — Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science Degree —
Downtown Milwaukee, Mequon and Oak Creek Campuses
Program Code: 10-504-1

This curriculum goes into effect as of summer 2012.

Overview — Criminal Justice — Law Enforcement is an associate degree program designed to prepare you for employment in law enforcement at the state, local, and federal levels, as well as in the field of private security. The program includes an opportunity for participation in an optional pair of courses as internships within law enforcement agencies. A certificate is available within the program with courses that meet state of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board objectives.

Career Outlook — Police officers and private security personnel are needed to maintain public order and safety for all of the people in our nation. Currently the need for security and order has increased, and trained professionals are in demand. Typical positions available to program graduates include police officer, deputy sheriff, loss prevention/private security agents, investigator, police communications and corrections including probation and parole agents.

Program Learning Outcomes — Upon completion of the program, employers will expect you to be able to:

  • Determine the nature of a problem and decide on a legal and logical course of action
  • Recall details on specific people or incidents and properly document the details for future use in civil or criminal proceedings
  • Deal with persons of all cultures on a professional basis
  • Exhibit emotional stability and react calmly in emergency situations
  • Develop skills for the efficient and safe use of equipment, firearms and vehicles
  • Possess a broad understanding of government, the criminal justice process, and supporting agencies

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Your employment prospects will be enhanced if you are in sound mental and physical condition, and able to pass a rigid physical examination. Desirable physical attributes include average vision, normal hearing and good depth perception. It is important also to be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver’s license, and have no police record.

Future Opportunities — Successful completion of this program qualifies you to enroll in basic recruit training leading to certification as a law enforcement officer. Some law enforcement agencies list an associate degree as a preemployment requirement. You may also acquire knowledge that may be acceptable in lieu of other agency requirements. If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Possible Careers:

Deputy Sheriff
Investigator
Jailer
Police Officer
Private Security Professional
Probation and Parole Agents 

Related Programs:

Emergency Medical Services
Fire Protection Technician

For more information, call:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus — 414-297-MATC
Mequon Campus — 262-238-2300
Oak Creek Campus — 414-571-4500

Curriculum effective 2012-13.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

POLICE-161

Ethics in Law Enforcement

3

 

(1)

POLICE-900

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

(1)

 

POLICE-901

Constitutional Law ‡

3

 

(1)

 

POLICE-908

Traffic Theory ‡

3

 

(2)

 

POLICE-906

Criminal Investigation Theory ‡

3

 

(2)

 

POLICE-902

Criminal Law ‡

3

 

(2)

 

POLICE-904

Juvenile Law ‡

3

 

(2)

 

POLICE-907

Community Policing Strategy ‡

3

 

(3)

 

POLICE-115

Criminal Evidence ‡

3

 

(3)

 

POLICE-160

Contemporary Legal Issues ‡

3

 

(3)

 

POLICE-162

Sensitive Crimes ‡

3

 

(4)

 

POLICE-163

Interview & Interrogation ‡

3

 

(4)

POLICE-905

Report Writing ‡

3

(4)

POLICE-903

Professional Communication ‡

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

 

OR

Any 200-series ECON course

 

 

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

OR

ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 


MATH-107


College Mathematics


3

 

 

 

OR

Any 200-series MATH course

 

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

OR

Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 


SOCSCI-172


Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Studies


3

 

 

 

OR

SOCSCI-217 Valuing Diversity

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

OR

Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Electives: Six Credits Needed                                          6 

 

 

 

FLANG-101

Survival Spanish for Law Enforcement Officers


 

 

 

 

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness


 

 

 

 

POLICE-144

Law Enforcement Internship 1 ‡

 

 

 

POLICE-145

Law Enforcement Internship 2 ‡

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 69

 

This program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

‡ Prerequisite required.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.