PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: LAW
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Justice & Emergency Services (JES)
  • Domestic tuition: $3,827 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (graduate certificate)

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Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (graduate certificate)

Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (graduate certificate)

Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations allows you to combine law enforcement experience with advanced fitness training and conflict management to gain additional professional certifications for a rewarding career in the justice sector. Whether you choose to join an investigation agency, private security firm or work in government law enforcement, your experience and newly acquired skills will give you the edge you need.

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Program Description

This program is designed for individuals with previous education or work experience (please see the entrance requirements section of this page for further detail). Aimed at college and university graduates, it will teach you the specialized knowledge and skills required to work as a law enforcement officer with supervisory-level knowledge and attributes. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of advanced skills in the subject areas required for practitioners in the fields of law enforcement and security including:

  • Advanced fitness training and preparation for career specific fitness and application testing
  • Opportunity to obtain additional professional certification
  • Skills gained by placement experience in various law enforcement, security and related agencies on an extended basis

As a graduate, you will be able to achieve the certificate of completions or professional designations (where noted) as follows:

  • APCO Institute Inc. Public Safety Telecommunicator I (professional designation)
  • Basic Emergency Management (Emergency Management Ontario certification)
  • Basic Self Defense and Handcuffing
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Certificate – Level 1 (Crisis Prevention Institute)
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – Level 1 (CPTED Ontario Certification)
  • Private Investigator License Number – embedded into the curriculum is course content based on ministry mandated requirements for eligibility to write the provincial licensing examination for private investigators in the province of Ontario as per the training standards prescribed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services under the Privacy Security and Investigative Services Act
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Admission Requirements

  • Recognized college diploma or university degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5

    AND/OR

  • Related work experience

POST-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Rescuer Certificate in CPR (Level C) certificate
  • Current Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider

Please note: Based on the above, candidates will be requested to attend a voluntary applicant orientation session.

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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Corporate investigator
  • Corrections officer
  • Loss prevention investigator
  • Nuclear officer
  • Park warden
  • Platoon dispatcher
  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • Residential counsellor
  • Special constable
  • Youth group home worker

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Federal, provincial and municipal governments
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Police/corrections companies
  • Security companies
  • Youth services organizations
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$3,827$13,599
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$4,967$15,139

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by a field placement in both semesters, which provides the opportunity to integrate theory with practice under the supervision of professionals in the field of justice.

Please note: there are pre-placement requirements for the field placement component of this program.

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Centre for Integrated Justice Studies

The Centre for Integrated Justice Studies (CIJS) is a training function of the School of Justice & Emergency Services. CIJS offers unique seminars and workshops to give DC/UOIT students and the public a competitive edge in preparing them for job searching and interviews. For more information please visit the CIJS website.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: LAW
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Justice & Emergency Services (JES)
  • Domestic tuition: $3,827 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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