COVID-19 update: With the provincial stay-at-home order in effect, some in-person learning activities and campus operations are impacted.Program delivery information: spring semester and fall semester.Learn more about courses and services being offered remotely. COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire Report if you are unwell
Check out the 2021-22Program Guide
Welcome to the School of Justice & Emergency Services (JES) website! Here you can explore information about the different programs offered and the potential career opportunities available to you after completing your diploma.
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Callers are frantic and they are depending on you. Can you stay calm, collect the information needed and direct the appropriate responses? Communications operators in 911, Fire, Emergency Medical and Police dispatch centres face this pressure every shift.
Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations allows you to combine law enforcement experience with advanced fitness training and conflict management to gain additional professional certifications for a rewarding career in the justice sector.
The ability to resolve conflict is a 21st-century skill required for success in today’s workforce. Trained dispute resolution professionals are in demand across many careers.
This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge and skills required to work in various court support staff capacities for the Ontario courts, agencies, boards and tribunals, as well as administrative positions within the justice sector.
The world of emergency services holds many career paths and it may be difficult to know where to start. This two-semester program, which is unique to Durham College, will provide you with the fundamentals and basic skills required in many emergency service or health science careers.
This program is designed for individuals who enjoy challenging projects, which require the knowledge, practical skills and accepted practices used in the fire alarm and life safety systems industries. Completion of this two-year diploma program will prepare graduates for immediate service in both expanding sectors.
Firefighters take responsibility for things many people wouldn’t want to carry on their shoulders including saving lives, homes, buildings, schools and churches and protecting the environment.
This program will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to become a firefighter. Students entering the January intake should note that they will experience a compressed delivery model.
Whether you want to be a law clerk in a law office, a corporate legal department or a government agency, you’ll have the skills needed for a successful career.
Paralegal graduates from accredited Law Society of Ontario (LSO) programs gain experience in corporate, family, real estate, wills, estate law and more when enrolled in the Law Clerk Advanced fast-track program.
Accredited by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), this program qualifies graduates to apply to write the LSO’s licensing examination, successful completion of which qualifies the graduate to become an LSO member as a professional, licensed paralegal.
Paramedics are the people who come to the rescue before a doctor lays eyes on a patient. Responsible for making decisions about what treatment is needed in life or death situations and never quite knowing what state their patient will be in when they arrive at the scene, paramedics...
A life is on the line. You could be the person who arrives on the scene with the necessary tools and knowledge needed to save a life.
Modern policing requires officers to possess highly developed social and communication skills, practical law enforcement knowledge, technical skills, and the ability to connect with the communities they serve and protect.
Gain the strategic communication skills, practical law enforcement knowledge and technical skills modern policing demands through this fast-track program that lets Protection, Security and Investigation graduates earn a two-year Police Foundations diploma in only one additional year of study. Students will build these skills sets, along with training on...
Do you want a career in law enforcement but are not sure whether that means being a Canada Border Services officer, special constable, correctional officer, by-law officer or police officer?
Stand out in a competitive field and expand your career options through this fast-track program that allows Police Foundations graduates to earn a two-year Protection, Security and Investigation diploma in only one additional year of study. Graduates will have increased practical knowledge of law enforcement and be exposed to...
When a victim/survivor of a criminal offence decides to report what happened to them, they may need support. In this program you will receive the training and skills necessary to advocate for victims and help them access the services they need to rebuild their lives and regain their confidence.
The majority of youth will develop naturally into law-abiding citizens. For some however, behavioural concerns may arise, which continue into adulthood. Some risk factors impact pro-social development and may result in the youth committing or repeating the commission of criminal offences.
Many of the photos on this website were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.