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Ontario College Diploma

Community and Justice Services

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Prepare for a career helping others in a justice setting.

Program Overview

Build a career in community justice

Be part of an exciting and in-demand field. Our Community and Justice Services program looks at criminal justice through the lens of corrections and rehabilitation. Learn to work with individuals in the court system, during imprisonment and after release. After graduation, you may work as a correctional officer or help others re-enter society at a halfway house or other community agency.

Outstanding career preparation

Sheridan’s Community and Justice Services program gives you a strong foundation that gets you ready for the workplace. You’ll explore the social sciences, such as psychology, criminal law and criminology. You’ll learn through lectures, guest speakers and group activities. You’ll also have the opportunity to make connections with community agencies.

What you'll learn

  • How to use static and dynamic security techniques.
  • How to develop and implement a correctional program.
  • Methods for crisis intervention and prevention.
  • Offender case management.
  • How to work with clients with addictions and mental illnesses.

Field experience

The Community and Justice Services program has two practicum terms. You’ll first have an interview to talk about your career interests. Then you’ll do a field placement in a community and justice agency. You could work at an adult institution, youth facility, community agency or residential facility. These practicums can be a great path to employment.

Required certifications

Before your practicums, you’ll need to become certified in Standard First Aid and CPR. You’ll also need to have a criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector check. These certifications are all at your own expense.

PCAJS

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills 3
    JUST 13344 Introduction to the Canadian Justice System 3
    LEIS 13678 Occupational Health and Fitness for Community and Justice Service Professionals3
    JUST 13078Community and Justice Career Preparation3
    PSYC 15065G Psychology Core Concepts 3
    CCGEGeneral Education Elective 3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CSRV 10273 Victim Issues 3
    JUST 15366 Community Corrections 3
    JUST 15812 Youth in Conflict with the Criminal Justice System3
    FLPL 17491 Field Observation and Seminar 3
    PSYC 12399 Psych: Abnormal Behaviour 3
    SOCI 16039G Introduction to Sociology 3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PSYC 29402 Addictions and Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System 3
    SOCS 19387 Criminology 3
    JUST 28824 Institutional Offender Management and Programming 3
    JUST 20441 Defensive Tactics and Safety Issues 3
    FLPL 14349 Field Practicum 1: Community and Justice Services5
    FLPL 10726 Field Seminar 1: Community and Justice Services1
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    CSRV 15436Resolving Conflict in Community and Justice Services3
    SOCS 23270 Applied Criminology 3
    FLPL 21333 Field Practicum 2: Community and Justice Services8
    FLPL 26217 Field Seminar 2: Community and Justice Services1
    CCGEGeneral Education Elective 3
    Total:18

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

As well, applicants should be aware of the physical demands of the field, and course work, and explore possible field placement and employment related standards before applying.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Sheridan field placement agencies require a police record check for criminal offences, including a vulnerable sector check and a current acceptable record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation prior to the start of semester 2 and directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement session for each term at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements will not be able to complete field placement opportunities.

*Course duration for September starts is two academic years. Course duration for January starts is 16 months continuous.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Here are some places you might work:



  • Community agencies
  • Facilities for youth in conflict with the law
  • Group homes and foster homes
  • Jails, correctional centres and halfway houses
  • Homeless shelters
  • Schools
  • Social services

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Co-op

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

Sheridan and external Community and Justice Services (MTCU 50705) graduates who have a final GPA of 3.0 or greater are eligible to apply to Year 2 of the Honours Bachelor of Community Safety Degree.

Eligible graduates from these programs will be required to take one additional course in the first semester of the program.

Students on this pathway may complete the degree in three years.

Get your degree in less time

Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You'll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.

How to apply

To apply for Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the program code PBCMS.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program graduates will have the ability to:

  • Work and communicate in a manner consistent with professional ethics and practice, a respect for self, others, and relevant law and legislation.
  • Employ all relevant security techniques to ensure the protection of the public, and the security of the staff, and clients in institutional, residential and community settings.
  • Intervene with clients, individually and in groups, in order to address and manage problems and to facilitate constructive behaviour change.
  • Observe, monitor, record and assess client behaviour accurately, and respond appropriately in compliance with legal and organizational requirements.
  • Assist in the prevention and resolution of conflict, crisis and emergency situations using methods consistent with legal requirements and organizational policy.
  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships with clients, staff, professionals and the community.
  • Participate in program planning, implementation, assessment and evaluation to meet the needs of clients, staff and administration within the organizational environment.
  • Apply knowledge of social sciences concepts when interacting with clients, staff, professionals and the public.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2020, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,085.05
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$16,926.05

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Full-time 2 years Program code: PCAJS

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