Community Safety

Protection, Security and Investigation

General information

Program code
PSIN
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Orillia

Transfer options

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 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.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

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.

Criminal reference check

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.

Pathways

View the Protect, Security,and Invest articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

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

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