Centennial College

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Police Foundations

Centennial College

Faculty:School of Community and Health Studies
Field of Study:Criminal Justice/Police Science
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,887

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Careers:Commissioned Police OfficersPolice Officers


Centennial College's Police Foundations program is geared towards those who have an interest in police, security and investigation-related occupations in both the public and private sectors.

In this two-year joint diploma program, you'll take Police Foundations courses in the School of Community and Health Studies that will cover:

  • Current laws
  • Investigative techniques
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Criminal proceedings
  • Community policing principles
  • Physical fitness
  • Emergency Management and Public Safety
  • 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, or mature student status (19 years or older)
    Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      After admission, while attending the program:

    • You are required to wear a uniform similar to ones commonly worn by both public and private police organizations. You are expected to wear the uniform in the prescribed manner and to assume the costs for your uniform.
    • In addition to wearing a uniform, you will be required to maintain certain appearance standards as imposed by local police services on new recruits for hiring and entry-level positions. This includes neatness in wearing the uniform, allowable standards of hairstyle and limited use of jewelry and accessories. More details can be obtained by calling the number below.
    • You are advised that some Police Foundations program experiences may require a criminal reference check. Certain criminal convictions may disallow participation in these experiences and will require the completion of an alternative assignment.
    • * 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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