Justice Studies: Private Security & Investigation Officer

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MiramichiSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The Justice Studies: Private Security & Investigation Officer program is designed to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to be employed in the growing private security and public safety fields, while also adhering to federal and provincial standards and guidelines. The skills learned in this program will prepare students to pursue employment with private and commercial security agencies, hospitals, and bylaw enforcement teams, as well as various security jobs with the provincial or federal government. This program also places a strong emphasis on practical training in the form of simulations and includes a work integrated learning experience with a security industry partner.
The program is suitable for learners who exemplify self-control, a strong sense of responsibility, a capacity for critical thinking, and possess strong interpersonal skills. Communication skills are heavily emphasized in this program and are vital for those working in private security roles. As part of this program, learners will take part in challenging classes and simulations. For this reason, an emphasis is placed on promoting mental, physical, and emotional health. Students should be ready and aware of this and are encouraged to consult with their family physician or health expert if necessary.
Graduates of the Private Security & Investigation Officer program can go on to earn a diploma in the Justice Studies: Police Foundations OR Justice Studies: Corrections program with an additional eight months of study, with available space and admission requirements.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Specific Considerations

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.


    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    6541 - Security guards and related security service occupations

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