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Career Area: Law, Public Safety and Security
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-504-7
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.

Criminal Justice Corrections and Community Advocacy Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:


  • Correctional/Juvenile Detention Officer
  • 9-1-1 Telecommunicator
  • Probation & Parole Agent
  • Correctional Officer
  • Home Detention Specialist
  • Juvenile Detention Officer
  • Psychiatric Care Technician


Average Median Wage


Criminal Justice Corrections and Community Advocacy Programs

Corrections and community advocacy staff work in a variety of ways to secure the safety and security of the inmates and staff in jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, halfway houses, and shelter care facilities. Many work to keep order within the facility, stepping in to quell disturbances and prevent escape attempts.

Others may work behind the scenes to assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs. In this role, they work to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

Criminal Justice Corrections and Community Advocacy Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Mid-State Corrections and Community Advocacy at Mid-State