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 some of the physical requirements of officers through courses unique to this fast-track option. You will also acquire specialized training and credentials while you earn your diploma, including Smart Serve and FITCO certification, hands-on officer safety training and your security guard license.
This program will expand your knowledge of and preparation to pursue a diverse range of career options in law enforcement, offering a blend of academic and practical experience.
Embedded into the curriculum is course content based on the ministry-mandated requirements for eligibility to write the provincial licensing examination for security guards in the province of Ontario as per the training standards prescribed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act.
Successful students will also acquire their Smart Serve and FITCO certification within the course of their studies.
Ontario College Diploma in Police Foundations
Alcohol & Gaming (LASA 1309)
Retail Loss Prevention (LOSS 1303)
Risk And Emergency Management (PFP 111)
Fit For Service (PFP 112)
Field Placement I (PLAC 1300)
Officer Safety - Practicum I (PRAC 1331)
Security Guard (SECG 1300)
Terrorism Investigations (TERR 1301)
By-Law Enforcement (BYLW 1301)
Courtroom Processes & Security (CTRM 1301)
Border Services (CUST 1301)
Fitness II (FITS 2303)
Corrections (LASA 1310)
Capstone Project (PFP 113)
Field Placement II (PLAC 1301)
Officer Safety-Practicum (PRAC 2301)
Forensic Psychology (PSYC 1309)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2018-2019 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
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WHAT YOU COULD BE:
Community service officer
Loss prevention officer
Provincial offenses officer
Specialized security guard
Youth services officer
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Event management security
Homeless and youth shelters
Loss prevention agencies
Regional and provincial police services
Youth and community service organizations
Your learning experience will be complemented with a capstone course in your second semester that will challenge you to apply all of the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired through your studies to explore and/or solve a chosen real-world problem or project.
Students will conduct event security for Durham College and UOIT home intramural games and sporting events. Students will have the opportunity to lead, organize and participate in this innovative initiative and service to DC and UOIT athletics.
Program Transfer, Degree Completion And Additional Credentials
Qualified graduates can go on to take Durham College’s Advanced Law Enforcement; Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution; Youth Justice and Interventions; Victimology; Court Support Services; and Paralegal programs.
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include: