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 receive hands on officer safety training and will be taught the requirements of the Security Guard License, Smart Serve and FITCO certifications. This training is designed to improve your chances of obtaining these credentials.
To be considered for the fast-track (credit transfer) pathway a specific educational background is required as follows.
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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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 receive training designed to assist them in acquiring their Smart Serve and FITCO certifications within the course of their studies.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
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:
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.
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. As part of an innovative initiative, students will conduct event security for Durham College and Ontario Tech University home intramural games and sporting events.