Criminal Justice professionals train their minds and bodies to promote community wellbeing and help combat crime. You'll learn about human behaviour, criminology, communication, sociology, community policing, the criminal justice system, criminal law, policing interventions, restraint techniques, and emergency response. Meaningful opportunities to "serve and protect" are awaiting you.
The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.
(NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)
As a graduate of the Criminal Justice: Police Foundations program, you may find employment with municipal, provincial, military and federal police services, as well as related enforcement roles in a variety of environments, including government departments, industry and private agencies. The program prepares you for employment opportunities and career success at all levels of policing and related criminal justice professions. The Criminal Justice: Police Foundations program was designed in collaboration with the Atlantic Police Academy and provides you with a foundational knowledge in policing. To pursue a career in policing you must apply and be accepted to a recognized Police Training facility.
4311 - Police officers (except commissioned)
Host agencies require students to provide a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector check from a recognized police service in order to be considered for an applied workplace experience. Individuals who have been convicted criminally and not pardoned are prohibited from proceeding to a work placement. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she is eligible to participate.
Candidates should also be aware that they will be required to participate in strenuous physical fitness classes and are encouraged to consult with their family physician.
Students wishing to enroll in the Criminal Justice: Police Foundations program should have an excellent command of both written and spoken English.
Prior to the beginning of the applied workplace experience, host facilities may require the completion of an Immunization and Medical Form, proof of valid CPR Level C Lifesaver certification and a driver's license. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she has met these requirements.
Institution: Holland College (Atlantic Police Academy)Articulation Period: OngoingInformation: The courses in our Criminal Justice: Police Foundations Program are accredited for admission to the Atlantic Police Academy (APA). The APA has reserved 15 seats for our graduates, provided that they meet all APA admission requirements.
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