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Prepare for a career helping others in a justice setting.
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.
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.
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.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS 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 Professionals 3 JUST 13078 Community and Justice Career Preparation 3 PSYC 15065G Psychology Core Concepts 3 CCGE General Education Elective 3 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS CSRV 10273 Victim Issues 3 JUST 15366 Community Corrections 3 JUST 15812 Youth in Conflict with the Criminal Justice System 3 FLPL 17491 Field Observation and Seminar 3 PSYC 12399 Psych: Abnormal Behaviour 3 SOCI 16039G Introduction to Sociology 3 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS 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 Services 5 FLPL 10726 Field Seminar 1: Community and Justice Services 1 Total: 18
CODE TITLE CREDITS CSRV 15436 Resolving Conflict in Community and Justice Services 3 SOCS 23270 Applied Criminology 3 FLPL 21333 Field Practicum 2: Community and Justice Services 8 FLPL 26217 Field Seminar 2: Community and Justice Services 1 CCGE General Education Elective 3 Total: 18
Courses subject to change.
Find course details:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
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 ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
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
- Social services
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.
Have a question about Degree Completion? Please get in touch – we're happy to help!
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.
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.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$4,085.05
Fees for International students$16,926.05
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.
Ontario College Diploma
Full-time 2 years Program code: PCAJS
|Sep 2021||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Available|
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|Jan 2021||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Closed|
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