School of Community Justice and Police Studies

Police Foundations

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Work on projects with real policing agencies


Start an exciting career in the field of law enforcement and become a leader in your community. Learn from experienced professors, inside and outside of the classroom. Throughout your training you will work on a number of projects with policing agencies and may have the opportunity to be paired with a serving police officer mentor. Canadore has close partnerships with municipal, regional, and provincial police services, providing you with vital experience and networking opportunities.

Your Future Career

  • Provincial/municipal police agencies
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Public and private law enforcement agencies
  • Canadian military
  • Corrections
  • Border services

What You Learn

  • Criminology
  • Criminal and civil law
  • Interviewing and investigation
  • Psychology
  • Fitness and lifestyle management
  • Provincial offences
  • Community policing
  • First Nations communities
  • Forensics

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

SLJ101 Intro to Canadian Criminal Justice
SLJ102 Criminology
SOC100 Foundations in Sociology
CMM125 College Communications
PSY100 Foundations in Psychology (GenEd)
SLJ105 Canadian Government & Public Administration
SLJ106 Community and Social Services
PFP108 Fitness & Lifestyle Management I

Semester 2

SLJ305 Youth in Conflict
HUM200 Group Dynamics
GENED General Education Elective Online (PFP Sem 2)
CLT100 Canada's First People (GenEd)
SLJ304 Issues in Diversity
SLJ207 Conflict Management & Crisis Intervention
PFP106 Ethics in Law Enforcement
PFP208 Fitness & Lifestyle Management II

Semester 3

PFP210 Introduction to Forensics
PFP301 Criminal & Civil Law
PFP302 Criminal Code
PFP303 Police Powers I
PFP304 Interviewing & Investigations
PFP306 Community Policing
PFP308 Fitness & Lifestyle Management

Semester 4

PFP401 Provincial Offences
PFP402 Criminal Code & Federal Statutes
PFP403 Police Powers II
PFP410 Crime Scene Analysis & Reconstrct.
PFP407 Traffic Management
PFP251 Career Workshops
PFP408 Career Fitness Testing

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $3906.96
2 $2720.24 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $3771.96

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $14196.69
2 $12422.98 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $14061.69

OSSD or equivalent

Students are encouraged to get their First Aid/CPR training as well as the 40 Security Training and Certification.

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
Community and Justice Services – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 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
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Youth at Risk – 8 months to complete

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