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What is Protection, Security and Investigation?

Students are provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to work safely and effectively in a variety of careers in both the private and public sectors of the expanding safety and security industry. By sharing a common first year with the Police Foundations program, students are provided with an overall understanding of criminal justice and law enforcement in Canada and have the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year.

Second year students are provided with academic and practical courses which develop the knowledge and skills demanded by today's employers. Areas of study include investigative techniques, defensive skills and use of force applications, security procedures, crisis intervention, emergency management, and computer security. Students will also complete an integrated field placement with a professional organization in the security industry.

A common first year with the Community and Justice Services and Police Foundations programs provides students with an overall understanding of criminal justice and law enforcement in Canada and also allows students the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year of study and possibly receive all three credential in four years.

Graduating students may also have the opportunity to further their studies at the degree level at the Orillia Campus and may receive up to two years of advanced standing (see Diploma to Degree Pathways) toward our unique four-year Bachelor of Human Services – Police Studies degree.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
PSIN
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Orillia
Start:

Fall - Orillia

Winter - Orillia

Contact:
Mike Winacott
Email:
Mike.Winacott@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3234

Students are provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to work safely and effectively in a variety of careers in both the private and public sectors of the expanding safety and security industry. By sharing a common first year with the Police Foundations program, students are provided with an overall understanding of criminal justice and law enforcement in Canada and have the opportunity to transfer between programs after the first year.

Second year students are provided with academic and practical courses which develop the knowledge and skills demanded by today's employers. Areas of study include investigative techniques, defensive skills and use of force applications, security procedures, crisis intervention, emergency management, and computer security. Students will also complete an integrated field placement with a professional organization in the security industry.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • work in compliance with established standards and relevant legislation in the protection, security and investigation fields


  • make decisions in a timely, effective and legally defensible manner to uphold protection and security


  • carry out delegated duties and responsibilities in compliance with organizational policies and procedures and environmental initiatives


  • act equitably and justly with diverse populations


  • work effectively as a member of a protection and security team


  • prevent and resolve crisis, conflict and emergency situations by applying effective techniques


  • conduct and/or contribute to investigations by collecting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence


  • monitor, evaluate and accurately document behaviours, situations and events


  • develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession


  • apply entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and approaches to active engagement and service within the community.
Fall Intake - Orillia

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Orillia

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Students are required to sign a waiver indicating they are physically and medically able to participate in strenuous physical activity.

Applicants must have a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C or HCP certificate before proceeding to field placement or participating in volunteer opportunities. It is recommended that First Aid and CPR training is completed prior to program entry.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Human Service Foundation General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

22 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

1 Field Placement

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

CJSR2000 Crisis Intervention
CJSR2003 Use of Force Applications
COMP2097 Computer and Network Security
FITN1003 Physical Training 1
FITN1004 Healthy Living 1
FITN1005 Physical Training 2
FITN1006 Healthy Living 2
FITN2005 Physical Training for Security Professionals
GOVT1002 Government in Canadian Society
LAWS1005 Introduction to Security and Protection
LAWS1010 Contemporary Legal Studies
LAWS2021 Emergency Management
LAWS2022 Security Applications 1
LAWS2026 Investigative Processes
LAWS2027 Municipal Law Enforcement
LAWS2038 Security Applications 2
PFPR1001 Criminal Justice in Canada
PFPR1003 Issues in Diversity
PSIN2000 Field Placement Preparation: PSIN
PSIN2001 Private Investigations
PSIN2002 Field Placement Seminar PSIN
PSYL1004 Mental Health Issues
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Field Placement
PSIN2003 Field Placement PSIN

View the Protection, Security and Investigation articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Mike Winacott
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3234

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