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					                                                                                                   Criminal Justice
                                                                                                                 Associate Degree


     Fall        Spring                                                                                              Virtual
                            Antigo       Medford      Phillips   Spencer     Wausau        Wittenberg      Online
     Start        Start                                                                                              College
      Y            Y           P            P            P           P            F            P            GS
         Y=Yes     F=Fully Available    M=Mostly available (more than 50%)    P=Partially Available     GS=General Studies



Estimated Program Total (per 2012 fees): Tuition $9165 and Books $1364 = $10,529                               Financial Aid Eligible
To apply for Aid, activate your PIN at www.PIN.ed.gov. Then visit www.FAFSA.gov.                            NTC School Code: 005387


                    Application Checklist                                                       How to Complete

1. ___       Application for Admission with $30 fee                      If needed, contact Admissions for a paper application.
             (non-refundable). Online applications are                   Drop off at any NTC Campus or mail to: NTC Admissions
             available at www.ntc.edu.                                   Office ~ 1000 West Campus Drive ~ Wausau, WI 54401.

2. ___       OPTIONAL: High School Transcripts or                        Although not required for acceptance, may show
                       GED/HSED Scores.                                  prerequisites and/or ACT/Accuplacer scores. Contact your
                                                                         high school (or GED/HSED test site) and ask to have
                                                                         transcripts mailed directly to NTC Admissions.

3. ___       College Transcripts, if applicable.                         Contact previous college(s) attended and ask to have
                                                                         transcripts mailed directly to NTC Admissions.

4. ___       Admission Testing.                                          NTC offers Accuplacer testing at each of our campuses.

             Provide proof of one of the following:                        Cost : $20
                                                                           Length: Untimed, most students average 2 to 3 hours
               □ Associate or Bachelor’s degree.
                   Degree completion will appear on your
                                                                           Bring: Photo ID and, if known, NTC ID number
                   college transcripts.
                                                                         Contact your nearest Regional Campus to arrange a
               □ A copy of ACT or Accuplacer test                        testing appointment or visit NTC’s Wausau campus during
                 scores from within the past 5 years.                    the following walk-in testing hours:

                  Subject              Accuplacer          ACT                       Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: Testers may
                   Area                 Required         Required                     begin between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm
              Arithmetic                   47               18                       Wednesday: Testers may begin between 1:00 pm
              Reading                      89               21                        and 5:00 pm.
              Sentence Skills              90               20


5. ___       College Prep, if applicable.                                If you score below requirements on any portion of the ACT
                                                                         or Accuplacer, you will need to complete College Prep with
                                                                         NTC’s Learning Center or a similar service at another
                                                                         college.

Additional Program Requirements
    Pay outstanding NTC balance in full prior to submitting an application.




www.ntc.edu                                        Questions? Call 715.675.3331, Ext. 5860.                              2012-2013-8.31.12
                      Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Associate Degree                                                                                                                                             Financial Aid Available

                      The Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement program prepares students for careers within the criminal justice system. Three certification options are available
                      in addition to the associate degree in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Officer Certification, Correctional Officer Certification and Juvenile Detention Officer
                      Certification. The program is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Potential occupations include: Private Investigator, Deputy Sheriff, Police
                      Officer, Correctional Officer, Juvenile Detention Officer, Private Security.




                      Graduates of the program will be able to:                                                                  • Interact with others
                      • Think critically                                                                                         • Demonstrate tactical skills (applies to Certification Track only)
                      • Manage emergencies
                      • Demonstrate professionalism
                      • Conduct investigations
                      • Communicate effectively
ASSOCIATE DEGREES




                                                                                                                                 Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit
                    Highlighted courses offer online flexibility.                                                                www.ntc.edu for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.
                    CURRICULUM:                                                                   PROGRAM COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: (General Studies Course Descriptions are on pages 193 & 194)
                     FIRST SEMESTER                                                               10-504-114 CRIMINOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                       10-504-906 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
                     10-504-127 INTRODUCTION TO                                                   This course analyzes various forms of crime as well as various                            THEORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits
                                CORRECTIONS**$^^ . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                    elements of the criminal justice system. Theory and method are                 This course emphasizes theories of investigation, the role of criminal
                                                                                                  emphasized. Topics include street crime, white collar crime, terrorism         evidence and the effectiveness of the process. This course includes
                     10-504-900 INTRO TO CRIMINAL                                                 and victimization.
                                JUSTICE**$^^ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                                                                                             application of rules for collection, preservation and analysis of physical
                                                                                                  Prerequisites: 10-504-905 REPORT WRITING LAW ENFORCEMENT,                      evidence from crime scenes. Includes a 3-hour lab in which students
                     10-504-903 PROFESSIONAL                                                      10-504-902 CRIMINAL LAW, and 10-504-904 JUVENILE LAW, or                       develop investigative skills and apply them in various scenarios.
                                COMMUNICATIONS**$^^ . . . . . . . 3 credits                       instructor approval                                                            Prerequisites: 10-504-905 REPORT WRITING, 10-504-902 CRIMINAL
                     10-801-195 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION . . . . . 3 credits                                                                                                        LAW, and 10-504-904 JUVENILE LAW, or instructor approval.
                     10-804-107 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS . . . . . . . . 3 credits                     10-504-127 INTRODUCTION TO
                     10-809-196 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                             CORRECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                       10-504-908 TRAFFIC THEORY. . . . . . . . . . 3 credits
                                Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 credits      The course examines the fundamental concepts of the correctional               An in-depth study of traffic accident investigation. Attention is given
                                                                                                  profession. The role of corrections officer, within the justice system, is     to the laws, policies, and procedures of accident investigation, traffic
                     SECOND SEMESTER                                                              discussed.                                                                     control, and enforcement.
                     10-504-902 CRIMINAL LAW**^^ . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                  Pre/Corequisites: 10-504-900 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE and                     Prerequisites: 10-504-905 REPORT WRITING, 10-504-902 CRIMINAL
                     10-504-904 JUVENILE LAW**^^. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                 10-504-903 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS. Condition: Must                        LAW and 10-504-904 JUVENILE LAW, or instructor approval.
                     10-504-905 REPORT WRITING**^^ . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                    be accepted in Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Associate Degree
                                                                                                  Program.                                                                       10-504-101 POLICE ETHICS . . . . . . . . . . . 2 credits
                     10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM . . . 3 credits                                                                                                          Explores nonnegotiable moral traits inherent in ethical policing. Applies
                                      or
                                                                                                  10-504-900 INTRO TO CRIMINAL                                                   ethical decision-making skills to situations encountered in achieving
                     10-801-198 SPEECH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                                                                                       the police mission.
                     10-809-195 ECONOMICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                      JUSTICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits
                                                                                                  In this course, the learner will diagram the primary functions and             Prerequisites: 10-504-114 CRIMINOLOGY, 10-504-906 CRIME
                                      or                                                                                                                                         INVESTIGATION THEORY, 10-504-908 TRAFFIC THEORY, and
                     10-809-128 MARRIAGE & FAMILY . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                   jurisdiction of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies,
                                                                                                  analyze the tension between protecting individual constitutional rights        10-504-901 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, or instructor approval.
                                      or
                     10-809-172 RACE, ETHNIC & DIVERSITY                                          and preventing crime, debate the principles and obligations embodied
                                                                                                  in the law enforcement code of ethics, make effective decisions in
                                                                                                                                                                                 10-504-140 PATROL PROCEDURES. . . . . . 2 credits
                                STUDIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits        given scenarios, research a community organization that advocates for
                                                                                                                                                                                 Emphasis on emergency radio communications, suspect identifications,
                     10-809-198 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY . . . . . . . . 3 credits                     a particular group, and respond to simulated hate crime scenarios.
                                                                                                                                                                                 and decision making requiring the use of deadly force.
                                Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 credits                                                                                     Prerequisites: 10-504-114 CRIMINOLOGY, 10-504-906 CRIME
                                                                                                  Pre/Corequisites: 10-504-903 PROFESSIONAL COMM and
                                                                                                                                                                                 INVESTIGATION THEORY, 10-504-908 TRAFFIC THEORY, and
                     THIRD SEMESTER                                                               10-504-127 INTRO TO CORRECTIONS. Condition: Must be accepted in
                                                                                                                                                                                 10-504-901 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, or instructor approval.
                                                                                                  Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Associate Degree Program.
                     10-504-114 CRIMINOLOGY**^^ . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits
                     10-504-901 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW**^^ . . . . . 3 credits                        10-504-903 PROFESSIONAL                                                        10-504-142 INTERVIEWS/
                     10-504-906 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION                                                       COMMUNICATIONS . . . . . . . . 3 credits                                       INTERROGATIONS . . . . . . . . . 3 credits
                                THEORY**^^ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits            In this course, the learner will apply communication techniques and
                                                                                                                                                                                 Develops skills in interviewing crime victims, witnesses and suspects.
                     10-504-908 TRAFFIC THEORY**^^ . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                                                                                                 Provides role play experience in interviewing and interrogation
                                                                                                  present a professional image.
                                                                                                                                                                                 techniques for a variety of offenses, including sexual assault, robbery,
                     10-531-163 CPR/ADVANCED FIRST AID . . . . . . .1 credit                      Pre/Corequisites: 10-504-900 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and
                                                                                                                                                                                 theft, battery, and other types of criminal offenses.
                     10-809-159 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY** . . . . . 3 credits                         10-504-127 INTRO TO CORRECTIONS. Condition: Must be accepted in
                                                                                                                                                                                 Prerequisites: 10-504-114 CRIMINOLOGY, 10-504-906 CRIME
                                      or                                                          Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Associate Degree Program.
                                                                                                                                                                                 INVESTIGATION THEORY, 10-504-908 TRAFFIC THEORY, and
                     10-809-188 DEVELOPMENTAL                                                                                                                                    10-504-901 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, or instructor approval.
                                   PSYCHOLOGY** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits           10-504-902 CRIMINAL LAW . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits
                                                                                                  An in-depth study of the development of criminal law. Emphasis of the
                     10-999-993 ELECTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits        course is placed on the elements of crimes against persons, property,
                                                                                                                                                                                 10-504-148 CRIMINAL JUSTICE
                                   Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 credits   morality and decency, governmental function, and peace and tranquility                    PORTFOLIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 credits
                     FOURTH SEMESTER                                                              as defined in the Wisconsin Statutes.                                          Upon completion of this class, learners will have a portfolio to use in the
                                                                                                  Prerequisites: 10-504-900 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE 10-504-903                 job search process. Learners will be required to supply previous work or
                     10-504-101 POLICE ETHICS**^^ . . . . . . . . . . . 2 credits                                                                                                current in-progress work for critique and adjustment, will examine the
                                                                                                  PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS, and 10-504-127 INTRO/
                     10-504-140 PATROL PROCEDURES**^^ . . . . . . 2 credits                       CORRECTIONS, or instructor approval.                                           job search process, interview skills, and work ethics.
                     10-504-142 INTERVIEWS/                                                                                                                                      Prerequisites: 10-504-114 CRIMINOLOGY, 10-504-906 CRIME
                                   INTERROGATIONS**^^ . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                 10-504-904 JUVENILE LAW. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits                       INVESTIGATION THEORY, 10-504-908 TRAFFIC THEORY, and
                     10-504-148 CRIMINAL JUSTICE                                                  This course analyzes the structure of the juvenile justice system,             10-504-901 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, or instructor approval.
                                   PORTFOLIO**^^ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 credits            including police, courts, corrections and community-based intervention
                     10-504-907 COMMUNITY POLICING                                                strategies. Methods and models of prevention and rehabilitation are            10-504-907 COMMUNITY POLICING
                                   STRATEGIES**^^. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits            evaluated.                                                                                STRATEGIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 credits
                                                                                                  Prerequisites: 10-504-900 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 10-504-903                This course develops skills and knowledge necessary to address
                     10-999-992 ELECTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 credits        PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS, and 10-504-127 INTRO/                       community needs using a police-community partnership. Emphasis
                                   Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 credits   CORRECTIONS, or instructor approval.                                           will be placed on problem solving in specific scenarios and crisis
                     Total Credits Required for Graduation . . . . . . 69 credits                 10-504-905 REPORT WRITING . . . . . . . . . 3 credits
                                                                                                                                                                                 intervention.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Prerequisites: 10-504-114 CRIMINOLOGY, 10-504-906 CRIME
                     ** Requires prerequisite or corequisite course(s), or                        In this course students will learn how to write a wide variety of              INVESTIGATION THEORY, 10-504-908 TRAFFIC THEORY, and
                        specific condition. Refer to Course Descriptions for list                  law enforcement reports to accurately and fairly convey necessary              10-504-901 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, or instructor approval.
                                                                                                  information for use by investigators, prosecutors and the public.
 42                     of courses or specific condition required.
                                                                                                  Prerequisites: 10-504-900 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 10-504-903
                     $ Requires acceptance in the Criminal Justice - Law                          PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS, and 10-504-127 INTRO/                       Elective courses for Certifiability Status include:
                        Enforcement program.                                                      CORRECTIONS, or instructor approval.
                     ^^Learner must have at least a 2.0 GPA ("C") or better in                                                                                                   10-504-171 Tactical Skills I
                        this course to graduate.                                                  10-504-901 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW . . . . . 3 credits
                                                                                                  Students will analyze constitutional procedures for arrest, search and         10-504-160 Corrections 2
                                                                                                  seizure by examining and applying criminal court decisions to scenarios
                         Course information is accurate at the time of publishing                 presented in class. Emphasis is placed on the admissibility of evidence        10-504-169 Detention Specialist
                                      and may be subject to change.                               in legal proceedings and the rules governing the various types and
                          For more information contact an Enrollment Advisor at                   kinds of evidence.                                                             10-504-172 Tactical Skills II
                           715.675.3331 or 888.682.7144 or visit www.ntc.edu                      Prerequisites: 10-504-905 REPORT WRITING, 10-504-902 CRIMINAL
                                                                                                  LAW, and 10-504-904 JUVENILE LAW, or instructor approval.
                        NTC 2012-13 Student Catalog                                                                                                                        For the most up-to-date information, visit www.ntc.edu

				
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