Protection, Security and Investigation We connect students to extraordinary learning experiences that inspire innovation and prepare our graduates for life and career success.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Orillia

Program description

Students develop knowledge and skills demanded by the rapidly evolving safety and security industry. Areas of study include investigative techniques, defensive skills and use of force theory, security procedures, crisis intervention, emergency management and cyber security.

During a common first year with the Police Foundations and Community and Justice Services programs, students are provided with an overall understanding of criminal justice and law enforcement in Canada, and they have the opportunity to transfer between these programs after the first year. Second-year students develop the specialized knowledge and skills demanded by today's security and investigation industry.

Additional program specific fees for Protection, Security and Investigation

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.


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


Mandatory Courses

  • LAWS1005 Introduction to Security Skills
  • FITN1014 Fitness and Wellness 1
  • FITN1015 Fitness and Wellness 2
  • LAWS1018 Government in Canadian Society
  • LAWS1022 Interviewing and Documentation
  • LAWS1020 Introduction to Criminal Law
  • LAWS1021 Public Safety and Emergency Management
  • LAWS1017 Canadian Criminal Justice
  • LAWS1019 Diversity Awareness
  • LAWS2048 Mental Health in the Workplace
  • LAWS2049 Defensive Tactics and Crisis Intervention
  • PSIN2006 Professional Resource Development
  • PSIN1000 Introduction to Private Investigator
  • PSIN2004 Security Applications
  • PSIN2005 Investigation Process
  • PSIN2007 Border Services and Immigration
  • PSIN2008 Private Policing and Enforcement
  • PSIN2009 Advanced Security Technology and Techniques
  • PSIN2010 Municipal Law Enforcement
  • PSIN2011 Security Management and Leadership
  • PSIN2012 Cyber Security

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