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Police Foundations

Tuition fee CA$16,228 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$14,937), 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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Comprised of intense training equivalent to that of a paramilitary environment, which will help to develop discipline and deportment, the Police Foundations program is geared towards those with an interest in police, security and investigation-related occupations in both the public and private sectors.

Courses based on real-life experiences and case studies that incorporate a fundamental perspective on life will cover topics such as current laws, investigative techniques, conflict resolution techniques, criminal proceedings and community policing principles. As a result, you’ll gain the ability to communicate efficiently, act as a problem-solver, work effectively in teams and help people in the community.

Educational Partners

Qualified Centennial College graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Police Foundations program’s educational partners are:

  • Brock University
  • Conestoga College
  • Georgian College
  • Griffith University
  • Humber College
  • Laurentian University
  • Royal Roads University
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Please visit the website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

Standard Policing Requirements

While attending the program, you’ll be required to:

1. Wear a uniform, similar to ones commonly worn by both public and private police organizations, in the prescribed manner, and assume the costs for your uniform.

2. Maintain certain appearance standards as imposed by local police services on new recruits for hiring and entry-level positions, which includes neatness in wearing the uniform, allowable standards of hairstyle, and limited use of jewelry and accessories.

3. Provide a criminal reference check for some Police Foundations program experiences. Certain criminal convictions may disallow participation in these experiences and will require the completion of an alternative assignment.

Career opportunities

  • Police officer
  • Customs and excise officer
  • Security officer
  • Military police
  • Corrections officer
  • Private security officer (in loss prevention and corporate security)
  • Investigator

Areas of Employment

  • Law enforcement including police services
  • Private sector policing
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Armed forces
  • Loss prevention
  • Corporate security
  • Corrections officers
  • Customs and excise officers
  • Investigators in wide and varied fields such as animal cruelty, by-law enforcement and the -
  • Canadian military (especially military police), municipal, provincial, federal and Aboriginal policing services, private and university policing, investigation, evidence and criminal investigations, Internet crime computer forensics
Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States