Criminal Justice Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Correctional Officer

Associates of Applied Science

Prepare for a career in corrections. The program includes instruction in professional communications, corrections security, and emergency procedures. The program also provides a foundation to prepare the student for future promotion. Students will complete the 200-hour Basic Jail Officer Academy in their first year of the program.

This program is the suggested Criminal Justice track for students planning on transferring to a four-year university prior to entering the workforce or seeking a career in criminal justice that does not require certification as a law enforcement officer.

Students in training scenario

Program Outline

Term: 4
Course # Course Title Credits
1010311500 MS Word Beginning

This course will cover creating a flyer, research paper, and business letter using Microsoft Word.

1010312600 MS Excel Beginning

This course will cover creating a worksheet and chart; application of formulas, functions, and formatting; and working with large worksheets, charting, and what-if analysis using Microsoft Excel.


At A Glance

How You'll Learn


On Campus

Term Start Dates

Spring 2022: January 5 Summer 2022: May 2 Fall 2022: September 6

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost


Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Think critically
  • Manage emergencies
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Conduct investigations
  • Interact with others
  • Demonstrate tactical skills [applies to Certification Track only]

Your Potential Careers

  • Correctional Officer

Median Annual Salary

$49,893 $42,682 $44,325
Local State National

EMSI 2020.1

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