Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Are you a technical and analytical person with good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills? Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement may be right for you!

Consider a profession where creative, hard work yields tangible results. The MSTC Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement program prepares you for the variety of challenges you will encounter in law enforcement. Emphasis is placed on professionalism, integrity, and quality work performance, with a significant focus on high ethical and moral standards.

Trained professionals are in demand in both public and private law enforcement. You may also be eligible to enter the law enforcement 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 law enforcement officer.

The Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement program is offered at Wisconsin Rapids Campus. Anyone with a felony conviction or a domestic abuse conviction cannot become a law enforcement officer without a governor’s pardon. A lengthy criminal history, mental illness, lack of physical fitness preventing the applicant from performing essential job functions, or numerous moving traffic violations may hinder opportunities for employment.


  • Civilian Law Enforcement Employee
  • Conservation Enforcement
  • Correctional Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Park Ranger
  • Private Security
  • Public Defender Investigator
  • State Trooper
  • Telecommunicator


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10504151 Tactical Application of Skills & Knowledge-Beginning 2.00
10504900 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.00
10504902 Criminal Law 3.00
10504903 Professional Communications 3.00
10504905 Report Writing 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 2
10504108 Intro to Investigation Support Services 3.00
10504125 Patrol Procedures 2.00
10504152 Tactical Application of Skills & Knowledge-Intermediate 2.00
10504904 Juvenile Law 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 3
10504110 Criminal Justice Service Readiness 2.00
10504153 Tactical Application of Skills & Knowledge-Advanced 2.00
10504906 Criminal Investigation Theory 3.00
10504907 Community Policing Strategies 3.00
10504908 Traffic Theory 3.00
10806112 Principles of Sustainability 3.00
Elective 2.00
(18 Credits)
Term: 4
10504130 Traffic Theory II 3.00
10504154 Tactical Application of Skills & Knowledge-Capstone 2.00
10504901 Constitutional Law 3.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
(17 Credits)
Total Credits: 68