Community and Justice Services

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Two-hundred hour field placement opportunity


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, Commerce Court – North Bay

This program will prepare you for a rewarding and challenging career working with youth and adults in crisis. You will gain a working knowledge of the law, criminology, victimology and human behaviour. Benefit from practical workshops, industry tours and an integrated field placement component. Applied workshops include conflict resolution, mental health first aid, hostage taking and negotiating. This comprehensive training will give you the skills you need to work in the fields of youth justice, restorative justice and adult corrections.

Your Future Career

  • Program development facilitator
  • Youth worker
  • Restorative justice worker
  • Policing
  • Correctional officer
  • Crisis intervention officer
  • Emergency response team officer
  • Canine unit officer
  • Court liaison officer/bailiff

What You Learn

  • Criminology
  • Criminal law and procedures
  • Community program development and intervention
  • Case management techniques
  • Interviewing and counselling techniques
  • Special needs and diverse client groups
  • Human behaviour and mental health

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

SLJ 101 Introduction to Canadian Criminal Justice
SLJ 102 Criminology
SLJ 105 Canadian Government & Public Administration
SLJ 106 Community and Social Services
PSY 100 Foundations in Psychology
SOC 100 Foundations in Sociology
CMM 125 College Communications I

Semester 2

CJS 101 Correctional Programming
PSY 240 Foundations of Psychology 2
CLT 100 Canadas First People
SLJ 305 Youth in Conflict
SLJ 207 Conflict Mangement & Crisis Intervention
HUM 200 Group Dynamics
GENED General Education Elective On Line (Comm Sem 2)

Semester 3

CJS 151 Programming & Community Development
CJS 201 Special Topics: Diverse Client Groups
CJS 205 Introduction to Management Techniques
CJS 210 Principles of Community Re-Integration
CJS 155 Correctional Administration
CJS 160 Interviewing & Counselling Techniques
PFN 100 Personal Finance

Semester 4

SLJ 408 Career Fitness Testing (7 weeks)
CJS 250 Field Placement Integration
CJS 251 Placement Workshops (7 weeks)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24
2 $2720.24 $758 - - $3478.24

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - $240 $14907.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 - - $14517.52

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

You will also need:

  • First Aid / CPR (2nd year) - apx. $90.00
  • Mental Health First Aid - apx. $30.00
  • Running Shoes, for fitness class (2nd year) - apx. $50.00
  • Conflict Resolution Certification (2nd year) - apx. $18.00
  • Emergency Response Baton (2nd year) - apx. $10.00
  • Criminal Background Check (2nd year) - apx. $25.00
  • Use of Force Certification (2nd year) - apx. $250.00 (optional)

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

Students have the opportunity to obtain further certifications through the program including Standard First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid, Conflict Prevention and Intervention, ACHIEVE-2 Day Leadership Workshop, Conflict Resolution Simulation Lab, Suicide Awareness and Intervention Workshop and Use of Force Certification (some at an extra cost).

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Mental Health and Addictions (Intensive) – 10 months (condensed) to complete
Police Foundations – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Social Service Worker Intensive (accelerated) – 10 months (condensed) to complete (must have a min of 40 hrs of direct experience with clients in a social service agency)
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Youth at Risk – 8 months to complete

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