Fundamentals of Correctional Practices


This program gives students knowledge of the law and theory relating to corrections, inmates and young offenders. Students will attain safety and security skills and may find employment in residences for adult and young offenders and in community-based correctional and/or victim-oriented programs. Students holding a college diploma or university degree in another discipline in addition to this certificate may seek employment in a provincial or federal correctional institution. To successfully complete this certificate program, students must complete three core compulsory courses and two elective courses. This certificate is available entirely through distance education.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at

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.