Police Foundations | St. Clair College
Program Code: B819
Status: Open
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September
Contact:
Pat LeBlanc
519-972-2727 ext. 4396

Program Overview

This program presents the knowledge, fitness skills and aptitudes to prepare students for a career in law enforcement. The student will have a strong theoretical foundation on which to build communication, ethical and interpersonal skills. Graduates will know the fundamentals of police investigation techniques, police procedures and community policing. This program will appeal to students who are community-minded and are of good moral character. Students must have good written and oral communication skills and be able to deal with stressful situations. Being physically fit is also important.

Program Highlights

  • Community placement for volunteer hours.
  • Preparation for the Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP). This is an exit requirement of the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates work in municipal, provincial and federal police services, in private security, and as special constables and campus police.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of two consecutive semesters of the Protection, Security and Investigation program OR a Protection, Security and Investigation Diploma. See the Program Coordinator for details.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Health & Fitness Requirements

Applicants must be able to physically perform the duties of this position. To obtain a diploma in Police Foundations, successful applicants will be required to meet the minimum standards of the PREP. Any student seeking entry into this program should evaluate their physical readiness in anticipation of a rigorous fitness routine.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
JUS104
Psychology For Law And Justice
3
JUS100
Law And Justice Communications I
3
JUS103
Issues In Canadian Criminal Justice
3
JUS105
Ethics And Professionalism
3
JUS101
Lifestyle & Fitness Management I
3
JUS102
Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
JUS202
Conflict Management
3
JUS203
Criminology
3
JUS201
Lifestyle & Fitness Management II
3
JUS200
Law & Justice Communications II
3
JUS204
Interviewing & Investigation
3
JUS211
Mental Health And Addiction Awareness For First Responders
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
PFP302
Criminal Code
3
PFP303
Police Powers I
3
PFP305
Youth In Conflict With The Law
3
PFP308
Fitness And Lifestyle Management III
3
PFP310
Traffic Management & Provincial Offences
3
PFP311
Community Policing & Community Services
2
PFP109
Political Science
2
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
PFP402
Criminal Code And Federal Statutes
3
PFP404
Investigations & Evidence
3
PFP409
Police Powers II
2
PFP418
Lifestyle & Fitness Mngmnt IV
2
PFP301
Criminal & CIVIL Law
3

Your Investment

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.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Police Foundations (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 53008)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Complete all tasks in compliance with pertinent legislation, as well as policing standards, regulations and guidelines.
  2. Analyze all relevant information and make effective and legally defensible decisions in accordance with ethical and professional standards.
  3. Be accountable for one’s actions when carrying out all tasks.
  4. Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.
  5. Ensure the respect of human rights and freedoms in all interactions.
  6. Work co-operatively in multidisciplinary teams to achieve mutual goals.
  7. Collaborate in the development and implementation of community policing strategies.
  8. Monitor, evaluate and document behaviours, situations and events accurately and discreetly in compliance with legal, professional, ethical and organizational requirements.
  9. Mitigate risks and maintain order by applying effective strategies in crisis, conflict and emergency situations.
  10. Take positive actions to help crime victims.
  11. Conduct investigations by collecting, documenting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence.