Algonquin College

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Algonquin College

Faculty:Police and Public Safety Institute (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,973
International: $14,559

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The one-year Victimology Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you for 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.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent in a Medical or Social Services field.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
    Application Notes : 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:

      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.

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