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Law, Protective and Human Services Careers

Be a force for good in your community. Your career in protective and human services will make an impact. Plus, gain cultural understanding you can share through one of our focused social science certificates. Explore career opportunities and specific law, protective and human services programs below.

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  • Criminal Justice

    Law enforcement careers include probation and parole officers, corrections workers and police officers. Gain communication and tactical skills through hands-on scenario training.      

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $22.47/hr. 

    Employers include:
    Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa County Sheriff’s Department, UW-Madison Police Department, Waunakee Police Department

    Program Information

  • Fire Protection Technician

    Fire protection technicians are essential to any community. Train and learn the newest techniques for fire control, safety, rescue and more.   

    100% student satisfaction:
    All program graduates reported they were “very satisfied” with their fire protection education (2018)

    Employers include:
    Mount Horeb Fire Department, Securitas, Western Lakes Fire District

    Program Information

  • Human Services Associate

    Help others who are struggling or simply need some encouragement. Learn the arts of advocacy and positive communication through internship and scenario training. 

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $13.83/hr.

    Employers include:
    Hope Haven, Salvation Army, YMCA, UW Health

    Program Information

  • Paralegal

    Law offices rely on their paralegal staff (also called legal assistants) to keep records updated and intact. You will learn to conduct legal research and how to process legal documents. 

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $20.23/hr. (full and part time)

    Employers include:
    US District Court, Department of Safety and Professional Services, American Family Insurance, WisPACT

    Program Information
     

  • Journalism

    Learn the art of storytelling in the digital age. Gain skills in investigative and documentary writing while you build up a portfolio of published work. 

    Jobs:
    Many of our former students work full- and part-time for news media organizations.  

    College transfer:
    Many of our credits are transferable toward a bachelor’s degree. Your employment options increase with more education.

    Program Information

$23.95
Average starting hourly wages
(labor market info)
“Madison College gives me options. I can find a great job when I graduate or transfer and eventually go to law school. It's my choice.”
Tabitha
Paralegal student
“The hands-on training I'm getting will help me save lives.”
Raban M.
Fire protection technician

Exciting careers in law, protective and human services are waiting for you at Madison College.

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Madison College Areas of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
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All Law, Protective and Human Services Academic Programs

Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services

 

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More than 750 job openings per year
in the Madison College district
Guaranteed transfer agreements
with several 4-year colleges across Wisconsin