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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Criminal Justice/Police Science
Description:

The Police Foundations Ontario College Diploma program provides you with a foundational knowledge of the field of policing. Curriculum includes both theory and applied lessons in policing - helping you prepare for the workforce. This program offers instruction in:


  • police powers and procedures
  • community policing
  • investigation processes
  • diversity
  • ethics, and
  • communication


While there is a strong theoretical aspect to this program, there are many opportunities for hands-on learning in both labs and scenario rooms. There are various activities outside the classroom, such as community volunteering opportunities student patrol experiences and program-related initiatives.

The program prepares you to apply for and be tested for employment in policing. As fitness is an important part of a career in law enforcement, you use an on-site fitness facility to prepare for physical fitness tests required by police departments. In addition to your work in our fitness facility, you establish and maintain your own exercise schedule.
URL:Police Foundations at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,348
International: $15,433

For more information on costs, see our tuition and fees estimator at https://www.algonquincollege.com/ro/pay/fee-estimator/.
Scholarships:11
Careers:Commissioned Police OfficersPolice Officers

Admission Requirements

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]

Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

    * 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 May 12, 2020

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