Corrections schools in Wisconsin offer students the opportunity to take classes in preparation for one of many careers in the correctional industry. Positions in inmate security, administration, counseling, and office management are available. Degrees include two-year associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s. The majority of students obtain two-year associate’ degrees and work as correctional officers in penitentiaries, prisons, jails, and juvenile centers. Students learn about the correctional system, legal system, criminal psychology, weapons management, self-defense, and inmate rehabilitation. Graduates can expect favorable job opportunities as the occupation is expected to grow 9% through 2018. The retirement of existing correctional officers and increasing incarceration rates are expected to spur growth.
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