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Community and Justice Services

AC Online

Faculty:Police & Public Safety
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Legal Studies, General
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,114
International: $15,057

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.

Careers:Commissioned Police OfficersPolice Officers

Description:

The two-year Community and Justice Services Ontario College Diploma program emphasizes alternatives to policing and prisons and teaches students skills to work with people and communities to address issues such as criminalization, poverty, affordable housing scarcity, food insecurity and immigration. Through theory and practical experiences, the program teaches you to work with people and communities in ways that respect their inherent dignity and humanity. Learn to understand the historical, political and economic forces that create these social justice issues.



In this program, you develop skills such as a critical analysis, advocacy community organizing, group facilitation, conflict mediation, and individual support work with adults, youth and children. You learn the importance of addressing issues not just on an individual level, but also at a community-based level. Woven throughout the program is a commitment to human rights, social justice, and alternatives to policing and prisons.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
Application Notes :

Applications for full-time programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements via:



ontariocolleges.ca

60 Corporate Court

Guelph, Ontario N1G 5J3

1-888-892-2228



Students currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school should contact their Guidance Office to apply. For all other applicants, applications are available online at OntarioColleges.ca. A $95 fee applies.



International applicants please visit this link for application process information.



For further information on the admissions process, contact the Registrar's Office.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience

* 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.

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