Police Foundations

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Work on projects with real policing agencies


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024: Commerce Court – North Bay

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.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

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

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

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1362.5 - - $4082.74
2 $2720.24 $1200.5 - - $3920.74

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15547.54 $1942.5 - - $17490.04
2 $15547.54 $1780.5 - - $17382.04


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


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

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

There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.