|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Brampton|
|Nominal duration||2 years, includes two field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,988 per year
The fee is for the 2023–2024 academic year and includes tuition (CA$16,206), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements
Sheridan field placement agencies require a police record check for criminal offences, including a vulnerable sector check and a current acceptable record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation prior to the start of semester 2 and directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement session for each term at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements will not be able to complete field placement opportunities.
Sheridan’s Community and Justice Services program gets you ready for an exciting career in corrections or rehabilitation.
Build a career in community justice
Be part of an exciting and in-demand field. Our Community and Justice Services program looks at criminal justice through the lens of corrections and rehabilitation. Learn to work with individuals in the court system, during imprisonment and after release. After graduation, you may work as a correctional officer or help others re-enter society at a halfway house or other community agency.
Outstanding career preparation
Sheridan’s Community and Justice Services program gives you a strong foundation that gets you ready for the workplace. You’ll explore the social sciences, such as psychology, criminal law and criminology. You’ll learn through lectures, guest speakers and group activities. You’ll also have the opportunity to make connections with community agencies.
What you’ll learn
- How to use static and dynamic security techniques.
- How to develop and implement a correctional program.
- Methods for crisis intervention and prevention.
- Offender case management.
- How to work with clients with addictions and mental illnesses.
The Community and Justice Services program has two practicum terms. You’ll first have an interview to talk about your career interests. Then you’ll do a field placement in a community and justice agency. You could work at an adult institution, youth facility, community agency or residential facility. These practicums can be a great path to employment.
Before your practicums, you’ll need to become certified in CPR (Basic Rescuer) and St. John Standard First Aid. You’ll also need to have a criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector check. These certifications are all at your own expense.
The course duration for September starts is two academic years. The course duration for January starts is 16 months continuous.
Here are some places you might work:
- Community agencies
- Facilities for youth in conflict with the law
- Group homes and foster homes
- Jails, correctional centres and halfway houses
- Homeless shelters
- Social services