Police Foundations

Program Details

  • Program Code:1250
  • School:School of Community and Health Studies
  • Credential:Ontario College Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Availability

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Program Overview

Program Overview

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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

The time you'll spend in the Police Foundations courses will result in the ability to communicate efficiently, act as a problem-solver, work effectively in teams and help people in the community.

Program Highlights

  • The Police Foundations program will consist of intense training, equivalent to a paramilitary environment, which will help you to develop discipline and deportment.
  • Courses will be based on real-life experiences and case studies that incorporate a fundamental perspective on life.

Once you complete your Police Foundations courses, you'll be able to:

  • Document, prepare and assist in the presentation of court cases in compliance with criminal and provincial law, rules of evidence, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
  • Assess the use of police powers;
  • Initiate, promote and facilitate partnerships to meet community policing and security needs;
  • Assess the relationship of policing services to other participants in the criminal justice system and other community service agencies;
  • Make sound decisions based on an evaluation of situations;
  • Cope with stress and optimize physical fitness and wellness;
  • Apply fundamental concepts of political science, law, and legislative policy making and public administration to the provision of police services;
  • Assess information-gathering skills used in basic investigative techniques;
  • Assess crisis intervention strategies;
  • Develop strategies to assist victims of crime.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Articulation Agreements

Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution

Degree

Algonquin College Police Foundations, 2-year
Athabasca University Bachelor of Professional Arts - Criminal Justice
Brock University Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Cambrian College Police Foundations, 2-year
Carleton University Honours Bachelor of Arts - Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Bachelor of Arts - Criminology
Conestoga College Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice

Davenport University

Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business

Georgian College Bachelor of Human Services - Police Studies
Griffith University Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Humber College Bachelor of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts - Law and Justice
Lakehead University Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science - Criminology
Nipissing University Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice 
Ontario Institute of Technology, University of (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts -  Community Development and Policy Studies (Bridge)
Trent University Honours Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science
Honours Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science Joint Major
Honours Bachelor of Arts - Forensic Science Joint Major
York University (Glendon College) Bachelor of Arts

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

Educational Partners

Qualified Centennial College graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Police Foundations program's educational partners are:

  • Brock University
  • Conestoga College
  • Georgian College
  • Griffith University
  • Humber College
  • Laurentian University
  • Royal Roads University
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Career Outlook

  • Police officer
  • Customs and excise officer
  • Security officer
  • Military police
  • Corrections officer
  • Private security officer (in loss prevention and corporate security)
  • Investigator

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,238.00 $3,959.00
International $14,502.50 $1,747.00 $16,249.50

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