Program Description

You will explore both the community and institutional sectors of the criminal justice system. Learn techniques towards the rehabilitation of those in conflict with the law. You will also understand issues related to female and Indigenous offenders, addiction, group dynamics, behaviour management and victims within the criminal justice system. You will explore community programs, restorative justice initiatives and preventative measures.

Program of Study

Semester 1

  • Communications
  • EMS - Practical Fitness A
  • Introduction to Canadian Law
  • Managing Conflict
  • General Education Elective 1
  • Crime & Society

Semester 2

  • Communications/Reporting
  • EMS - Practical Fitness B
  • Canada's Judicial System
  • Principals of Ethical Reasoning
  • General Education Elective 2
  • Psychology and the Criminal Justice System
  • Valuing Diversity

Semester 3

  • Health and Wellness Concepts
  • C & JS - Practical Fitness A
  • Correctional Worker
  • Correctional Foundations
  • Addictions and Mental Health
  • Youth Justice System

Semester 4

  • Assessment, Counselling and Supports
  • C & JS - Practical Fitness B
  • Case Management
  • Intervention Techniques
  • Working with Youth
  • Employment Strategies 
  • Managing Aggressive Behaviour
Admission Requirements: 
  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
  • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Law and /or Community and Justice Services courses recommended
  • Additional selection criteria may apply
  • Ideal for Pre-Justice graduates
  • Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended
  • Some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards, driving abstracts and health standards; including vision must be met
  • A recent Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) (Pardons are possible, seek legal counsel) and additional selection criteria may be used to assess applicants in this program
  • Applicants should be advised that employers require a Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)
  • Applicants are advised that there are specific requirements that must be completed prior to participating in a co-op placement and that it is their responsibility to ensure the requirements are met
  • Application deadline: February 1, 2020, as per OCAS 
Career Paths: 
  • Supervisors in Correctional Facilities
  • First Line Respond Officers in prison/jail