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NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

  • Program Length:
  • Two Years - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4U or EAE4C
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

HEALTH & FITNESS REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be able to physically perform the duties of this position. Students will complete occupational requirements for border, correctional and police services via PARE, FITCO and PREP. Any student seeking entry into this program should evaluate their physical readiness in anticipation of a rigorous fitness routine.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Border Services diploma program provides a foundational knowledge in customs, immigration and food inspection. Students will become familiar with the pertinent legislation, procedures and documentation required to move people and goods across the border. In addition, they will also develop important communications, dispute resolution and critical thinking skills. The program is designed to give the graduates foundation training to enable them to seek careers in the many industries and government agencies responsible for facilitating the movement of persons and goods across the borders.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Students utilize a variety of methods, including role playing, to demonstrate their understating and ability to combine the material covered in the core courses of this program: Border Service; Immigration; Brokerage; Food, Plant and Animal Import Requirements; Counterfeit Documents and Fraud Detection; Investigation, Interviewing and Evidence as well as Criminal Code and Federal Statutes.
  • The focus of the Control and Defensive Techniques course is for students to gain an understanding of the authority and the importance of being able to articulate why a particular use of force was exercised.
  • In the Extremism & Fundamentalism in Canadian Society course students examine the complexity and dynamics of political and religious fundamentalism using an integrated and interdisciplinary perspective.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: B961

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
JUS100
3
Law & Justice Communications I
JUS101
3
Lifestyle & Fitness Management I
JUS102
3
Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
JUS103
3
Issues in Canadian Criminal Justice
JUS104
3
Psychology for Law and Justice
JUS105
3
Ethics and Professionalism
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective



Semester 2
JUS200
3
Law and Justice Communications II
JUS201
3
Lifestyle & Fitness Management II
JUS202
3
Conflict Management
JUS203
3
Criminology
JUS204
3
Interviewing & Investigation
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
BRS301
3
Border Service
BRS302
3
Immigration
BRS304
3
Intraprofessional Skills development
BRS306
3
Control and Defensive Techniques
BRS307
3

Criminal Code and Federal Statues for Border Service
HSC168
1
First Aid, CPR, Defibrillator
MIC101
1
Introduction to Word Processing Software
MIC103
1
Introduction to Spreadsheet Software

Semester 4
BRS400
3

Counterfeit Documents and Fraud
Detection
BRS401
1

Canadian Firearms & Restricted Firearms Safety
BRS402
3
Brokerage
BRS403
3

Food, Plant and Animal Import Requirements
BRS404
3
Investigation and Evidence
BRS405
3

Extremism and Fundamentalism in Canadian Society
BRS406
3
French Communication