|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Kitchener|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$15,908 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$13,350), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|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.
For direct admission, you must be from an English-speaking country or, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Conestoga’s Protection, Security and Investigation (PSI) and Police Foundations (PF) programs offer a two-year integrated learning experience to help you develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of a preferred candidate in your chosen field.
The first year of the Protection, Security and Investigation program is shared with the Police Foundations program. This common first year focuses on justice foundations and has been designed to provide an overall base for a variety of careers in criminal justice and community safety. In this first year, you will be exposed to courses that give you an understanding of how society and its institutions work.
In the second year, you will be given the opportunity to concentrate your studies in one of the two programs, which focus on policing or security/investigations:
- Police Foundations, or
- Protection, Security and Investigation
This second-year provides both academic study and job-focused practical training to prepare students for careers in the private and public sectors.
Graduates of the Protection, Security and Investigation program may also qualify for a Provincial Security Guard License and Private Investigator License, which can be valuable points of entry into the world of work.
The January intake offers the opportunity for accelerated completion. The program is delivered in four consecutive semesters.
Mandatory work-integrated learning (WIL) health and safety requirements must be completed by students. Students must present the following at the start of the program in accordance with pre-admission information provided by the College:
- A Police Check for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). Police Checks must be clear of any unpardoned criminal offences. An unclear criminal record may result in the inability of the student to be competitive for careers in policing. Students with criminal records are advised to meet with the program chair for academic counselling to determine program suitability.
Applicants should be aware that some employment opportunities require that certain physical, legal driving age, and health standards, including vision standards, must be met.
Applicants should be aware that a high level of physical fitness is required.
Standard First Aid and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Level C may be required by employers.
Graduates find employment in the following areas: public law enforcement (e.g., policing, special constable, bylaw, environmental enforcement, conservations officer, etc.) and private security; private and insurance investigations government; industrial and retail security; Canadian Border Services; Revenue Canada; corrections; process serving.