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Criminal Justice Studies

Enjoy a career where no two days are ever alike and you have the ability to help people in your community. Gateway Technical College’s Criminal Justice Studies associate degree program will prepare you for a constantly challenging career as a law enforcement professional. Gateway students are exposed to rigorous academic studies which prepare them for employment as a law enforcement officer, probation officer, corrections officer, security professional and other related employment opportunities. Criminal Justice degree students will take courses in criminal law, traffic theory, juvenile law, interrogations and confessions, community policing strategies, rules of evidence and criminal investigation theory. Students will also learn arrest, search and seizure tactics as well as legal requirements.

Program students benefit from the on-going training Gateway provides to law enforcement officers in Southeast Wisconsin as instructors have the opportunity to network with industry professionals to obtain information on upcoming job openings, training opportunities and current trends in law enforcement. Instructors incorporate this knowledge into their courses so students have further insight into the field.