Algonquin College

Victimology (Online)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Centre for Continuing and Online Learning
Field of Study:Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing
Description:Graduates of the Victimology Ontario College Graduate Certificate program may find work in a variety of fields, providing services to victims of crime. This one-year program provides specialized knowledge and skills in victimology and in the provision of victim services. You also explore the history and theories of victimization, with applied victim-centred focus.

Combining theoretical and applied learning, it includes a field placement of more than 140 hours. It is in this setting where you learn about victims' issues and perspectives first-hand from experts in the field.
URL:Victimology (Online) at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    A degree in one of the following fields of study: social work, criminology, law, psychology, counselling, nursing, sociology or other related degree; OR
    A college diploma in social services, youth services, police foundations, early childhood education, child and youth worker, community and justice services, or any other related area, or equivalent; AND
    1-3 years related volunteer or paid experience or equivalent in the vulnerable sector is required, and
    A Letter of Intent.
    An interview with the Program Coordinator may be required for clarification of the documents submitted.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience

    Police Records Check Documentation:

    Though not an admission requirement, applicants must note important information listed below regarding Police Records Check program requirements.

    Successful completion of a field placement is a requirement for graduation from the Victimology program. Agencies that provide placement opportunities may require proof of a clear Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS). Your acceptance for placement is at the discretion of the agency. If you register in the program and do not have a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate.

    Field Placement Eligibility:

    To be eligible for placement, you must submit proof of a PRCSVS, which will be retained on your department file and used only for purposes related to your placement. You will be required to disclose the contents of the PRCSVS, including all notations, to the placement agencies.

    It is your responsibility to obtain the PRCSVS from your local Police Department prior to the deadline identified by your department and to pay any associated costs. It may take a long time to obtain this documentation; please submit your application as early as possible. Should you require further information, contact the Program Chair.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 20, 2019

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