School of Community Justice and Police Studies

Community and Justice Services

2 years Ontario College Diploma

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 visits, and an integrated field placement component. Applied workshops include conflict resolution, mental health and addictions, suicide prevention and forensics. This comprehensive training will give you the skills you need to work in the fields of youth justice, restorative justice and adult corrections.

The program includes a 200-hour field placement component that can be completed anywhere in Canada!

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
  • Victim services

What You Learn

  • Criminal law and procedures
  • Abnormal psychology
  • 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

Semester 1

CJS 102 Introduction to Canadian Law
SLJ 101 Introduction to Canadian Criminal Justice
SLJ 102 Criminology 1
SLJ 104 Criminal Justice Career Preparation
PSY 100 Foundations in Psychology
SOC 100 Foundations in Sociology
CMM 125 College Communications

Semester 2

CJS 101 Correctional Programming I
CJS 150 Criminology II
CJS 155 Correctional Administration I
SOC 221 Social Problems in Adolescents
SLJ 305 Youth in Conflict
HUM 200 Group Dynamics
CMM 230 Workplace Communications
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 3

CJS 151 Programming and Community Development
CJS 201 Special Topics: Diverse Client Groups
CJS 205 Introduction to Management Techniques
CJS 210 Principles of Community Re-Integration
SLJ 304 Issues in Diversity and First Nations
PSY 240 Abnormal Psychology
CJS 160 Interviewing and Counselling Techniques

Semester 4

GENED General Education Elective On Line
SLJ 408 Career Fitness Testing
CJS 250 Field Placement Integration
CJS 251 Placement Workshops

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2849.02 $1055 - - $3904.02
2 $2849.02 $1010 - $240 $4099.02

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

Online Campus Shop

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)

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

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Mental Health and Addiction Worker – 1 year to complete
  • Police Foundations – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Melissa Smith – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139