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Community and Justice Services

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 11171 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

or

or

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 


Post-Admission Requirements:

Within the first two semesters of the program, students may be required to complete:

  • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    Note: Students should attain or renew their certificates only upon acceptance to the program to ensure certificates do not become invalid by placement commencement date.
  • Some correctional agencies have standards for minimum hearing and vision. Employers who provide field placement opportunities may require students to undergo a vulnerable sector check for criminal offences. Mandatory bonding is a requirement for some sectors of the corrections field. It is important for potential students to understand that the requirements noted above are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program, including the field placement component, and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.
  • It is recommended that students complete a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer experience in a community or correctional setting prior to program entry.

Note: A vulnerable sector check will be requested during your program of study. In respect of the 90-day limit on validity of vulnerable sector checks and the types of checks required by various agencies, please do not attain a vulnerable sector check prior to being accepted to the program. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017LakeshoreWaitlistedWaitlisted
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,837.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

The cost of textbooks is approximately $300 to $500 per semester.

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Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you’ve already learned and help you take the next step in less time.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Social Science 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with an equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus two work terms.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program. 

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

* The block semester is available Fall 2019

**Current students or graduates maybe be eligible for the block in Fall 2018.  Please speak to the program coordinator or admissions for more details.

 

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Behavioural Science, Bachelor of 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with an equivalent of seven semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

*Block curriculum available Winter 2018

 

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Community Development, Bachelor of 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 **Block Semester Available Winter 2019

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick.  Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen
stephen@unb.ca

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/applied-management/general-business.html

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

University of Guelph-Humber Partnerships

Qualified graduates may be eligible for transfer to the University of Guelph-Humber.
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Ontario Transfer Options

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Program Contact(s)

Lynn Bachinski 
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3082
lynn.bachinski@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89  $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89  $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89  $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Community and Justice Services diploma program focuses on both the community and the institutional sectors of the justice system. Our curriculum combines theory and applied skills, giving you the breadth of knowledge and experience needed to meet the demands of an entry-level position in this field. You’ll be prepared for occupations where you will work with offenders and other high-risk client groups and will explore the development of community programs, restorative justice initiatives and preventative measures. In addition, we practise inclusivity from a broad anti-oppressive perspective and place a strong emphasis on the practice of interpersonal, problem-solving and assessment skills.

Our faculty are skilled and committed, and have current, real-life work experience within community and institutional correctional services. As a result, our program boasts strong community linkages. Additionally, experts also deliver further specialized community justice training.

Our advisory committee regularly reviews our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of developments in the field.

Note: Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

You will have an opportunity to practise your skills during a supervised, comprehensive field placement in an institutional or community setting in semesters three and four, two days per week.

The Humber Experience

The Community and Justice Services program is an approach to crime reduction, prevention and rehabilitation that seeks to include the community in the criminal justice process and reduce their reliance on the criminal justice system.

CJS News

Community and Justice Services students had many opportunities to connect with industry professionals and the community during the Winter semester.

CJS Mental Health Conference

Professors Tonia Richard and Greg McElligott with the support of a dedicated team of twelve Community and Justice Services program and 2 Police Foundations Program students organized the CJS 2nd annual Mental Health Conference.

Innocence Canada Reception

Faculty and Students from Community and Justice Services and Criminal Justice recently attended a reception hosted by Innocence Canada in celebration of advocating for Wrongful Conviction Day.

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Labs

At the heart of the Criminal Justice programs lies the Humber Centre for Justice Leadership, a state-of-the-art building designed to take education above and beyond the classroom.

Community Partnerships

The School of Social & Community Services has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that provide placement/employment opportunities for Humber graduates. It is not unusual for some of our School of Social & Community Services students to receive job offers before they graduate.

Explore the Sim Lab

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Sim Lab

Explore the Sim Lab as students use the latest in digital technology, FAAC simulators create life like situations to train students in driving skills, conflict resolution and the use of force. The School of Social and Community Services has acquired this leading edge system, the first full 180-degree, interfacing simulators in Canada, to support your learning in a safe environment that provides immediate feedback and customizes based on your approach.

Your Career

Our program allows you to help contribute towards creating safe and healthy communities. You may be involved in a variety of roles within the community such as:

  • community justice worker
  • provincial or federal adult correctional officer
  • provincial youth service officer
  • open custody youth worker
  • community crime prevention worker
  • victim services worker
  • residential worker
  • law enforcement officer.

Gain the competitive edge that will qualify you for positions in a variety of settings such as:

  • community-based advocacy agencies
  • institutional or community correctional settings
  • law enforcement departments
  • court houses.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Graduates may apply to become members of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA) – visit ccja-acjp.ca – and the Ontario Association of Corrections and Criminology (OACC).

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling. 

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