Community & Justice Services
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  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - 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.

NOTE: Some correctional agencies have minimum hearing and vision standards.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in youth facilities; federal and provincial correctional institutions; justice agencies; and community agencies, programs, and services. The nature of these environments and the diversity of clientele 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. Graduates who wish to work in the field of criminal justice with attention to intervention and re-integration may be required to complete employer specific orientation and training, as well as other employment-related screening as part of their recruitment.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Careers may be based in youth facilities; federal and provincial correctional institutions; justice agencies; and community agencies, programs and services.

FIELD PLACEMENTS
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: B603

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

Semester 2
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
CJS201
3
Youth Justice System
CJS202
3
Community Correction Practices
CJS203
3
Institutional Correction Practices
JUS203
3
Criminology
JUS200
3
Law & Justice Communications II
JUS204
3
Interviewing and Investigations

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
ELEC1030
3

General Education Elective
(MUST BE ONLINE)
CJS310
21
Field Placement





Semester 4
JUS202
3
Conflict Management
CJS401
3
Restorative Justice/Practices
JUS201
3
Lifestyle and Fitness Management II
CJS403
3
Safe & Secure Environment
CJS404
3

Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programming
CJS204
3
Correctional Interviews & Counselling
CJS406
3
Youth issues
CJS407
3
Inclusive Community Practices