Criminal Justice-Corrections

Criminal Justice-Corrections

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Do you handle conflict and stress with ease? Do you have good communication skills and maintain your composure in difficult situations? Criminal Justice-Corrections may be the program for you!

A blend of classroom theory, simulated experience, and occupational observation helps foster the knowledge and competence our graduates need for employment in the corrections field. Our experienced faculty, state-of-the-art technology, and reproduction of a secure detention facility allow you to develop your skills in a safe yet challenging environment. Additional emphasis is placed on professionalism, integrity, and quality of work performance.

Your MSTC Criminal Justice-Corrections degree prepares you for jobs in jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, halfway houses, and shelter care facilities. You may also be eligible to enter the jail officer Certification Track. Successful completion of the Certification Track provides the education and hands-on training required by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board to become certifiable as a jail/co-located officer.

The Criminal Justice–Corrections program is offered at Wisconsin Rapids Campus. Anyone with a felony conviction cannot become a corrections officer without a governor’s pardon. A lengthy criminal history or numerous moving traffic violations may hinder opportunities for employment.


  • Correctional Officer
  • Home Detention Specialist
  • Juvenile Detention Officer
  • Psychiatric Care Technician
  • Shelter Care Worker


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10504128 Telecommunications for Corrections 3.00
10504192 Intro to Corrections 3.00
10504931 Communication Skills 3.00
10504932 Adult Supervision 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
(18 Credits)
Term: 2
10504112 Court Procedures 3.00
10504904 Juvenile Law 3.00
10504933 Correctional Report Writing 3.00
10504936 Emergency Procedures 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10804189 Introductory Statistics 3.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
(18-19 Credits)
Term: 3
10504110 Criminal Justice Service Readiness 2.00
10504116 Probation & Parole 3.00
10504144 Wellness in Corrections 3.00
10504930 Security Procedures 3.00
10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 4
10504132 Advanced Relational Communications Skills 3.00
10504934 Correctional Law & Code 3.00
10504935 Corrections Summary Assessment 1.00
10504937 Juvenile Supervision 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
Elective 2.00
(15 Credits)
Total Credits: 68-69