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
NOTE: Some correctional agencies have minimum hearing and vision standards.
The Community and Justice Services program is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of criminal justice with attention to intervention and re-integration. The nature of these environments and the diversity of clients demand a highly trained work force able to intervene effectively using best practices, in order to ensure the protection of the public, and the safety of the community, staff, and clients.
- Taught by experts currently in the field, the curriculum prepares students for a wide variety of careers related to institutional and community based corrections and for other areas of law enforcement.
- In addition to specialized courses involving both theory and practical hands-on learning, the CJS program provides students with the opportunity to obtain invaluable real-life experience through a 320 hour work placement in corrections or in one of many other agencies and/or community programs relating to law enforcement and criminal justice.
- The program also prepares students to meet with success for the FITCO fitness testing required by the Ministry of Corrections.
Careers may be based in youth facilities; federal and provincial correctional institutions; justice agencies; policing and community agencies, programs and services.
Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid-September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.
In the event of a shortage of placements or internship sites, you may be required to perform your placement or internship duties on off hours, which may include evenings and weekends.
Some placements require proof of a satisfactory medical examination and immunization prior to going on placement.
HEALTH & FITNESS REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be able to physically perform the duties of a position in a correctional institution. To obtain a diploma in CJS, successful applicants will be required to meet the minimum standards of the FITCO. Any student seeking entry into this program should evaluate their physical readiness in anticipation of a rigorous fitness routine.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: B603
This program is delivered at our downtown campus, the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. If you’re staying in residence, which is located at our main campus, it is a quick 20 minute bus ride to our downtown campuses. The bus stops directly behind the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. The MediaPlex is one block south of the Centre for the Arts.
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2019-2020 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.
Issues in Canadian Criminal Justice
Psychology for Law and Justice
Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
General Education Elective
Lifestyle and Fitness Management I
Ethics & Professionalism
Law & Justice Communications I
General Education Elective
Youth Justice System
Community Correction Practices
Institutional Correction Practices
Law & Justice Communications II
Correctional Interviews & Counselling
Mental Health and Addiction Awareness for First Responders
General Education Elective(MUST BE ONLINE)
First Aid, CPR, Defibrillator
Lifestyle and Fitness Management II
Safe & Secure Environment
Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programming
Diversity Issues in the Canadian Justice System
Inclusive Community Practices