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Police Foundations

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 11071 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:

When applying to prospective employers in this or related fields, the following additional requirements may be required:

  • Some law enforcement agencies have standards for minimum hearing and vision. Further, mental and physical health and good moral character and habits will be required.
  • Employers in some sectors of the law and security field that provide community service opportunities may require students to undergo a vulnerable sector check for criminal offences and mandatory bonding. This is a requirement for some sectors of the law and security field. It is important for potential students to understand that certain requirements are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program, including the community service portion, and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.
  • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) may be required by employers.
  • Vulnerable Sector Check: Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a vulnerable sector check. The check may have to be renewed every three to six months. 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
September 2017LakeshoreClosedCheck Availability >
September 2017OrangevilleOpen
January 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,897.58
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 to $500 per semester for textbooks and supplies.

Fees by Semester 

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 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.

* 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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Humber Diploma Pathways

Protection, Security and Investigation 

Police Foundations graduates may apply for advanced standing.

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Protection, Security and Investigation: Crime Scene Investigation 

Police Foundations graduates who qualify may be eligible to further their education with a one-year PSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) diploma.

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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.

Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Victoria, BC
Institution(s): Royal Roads University

Humber College students who have successfully completed the following programs:

  • Community and Justice Service Diploma
  • Law Clerk Diploma
  • Paralegal Education Diploma
  • Police Foundations Diploma
  • Protection, Security and Investigation Diploma

with a minimum B (3.00/4.33) GPA will be eligible for admission into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies program at Royal Roads University with full block transfer, provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.  Entrance to all programs at RRU is on a competitive basis.

See admission requirements: 

Blended delivery or on-campus: http://www.royalroads.ca/prospective-students/ba-justice-studies/program-admission

For more information, contact:

Phone: 250.391.2528
Toll free: 1.877.778.6227
Request more information

 

 

agrees to facilitate the of students from Humber College with the appropriate prerequisite qualifications into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies degree.   who have successfully completed the following 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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Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Ontario Transfer Options

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Program Contact(s)

Rick DeFacendis
Program Co-ordinator
(full-time students)
416.675.6622 ext. 3266
richard.defacendis@humber.ca

Stephen Duggan
Program Co-ordinator
(online and part-time students)
416.675.6622 ext. 3771
stephen.duggan@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 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,989.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,594.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$81.00$81.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,989.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,594.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$81.00$81.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s Police Foundations diploma program, offered on a full-time and part-time basis, as well as online, enjoys an excellent reputation within the criminal justice community.

Our program’s current and relevant curriculum, developed with the insights and expertise of members of the college’s Police Foundations Advisory Committee, ensures you’ll learn the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in policing. Practical courses allow you to learn about psychology, sociology, criminology, the criminal code, contemporary social and community problems, policing protocols and strategies, investigating and evidence, and conflict management. As well, instruction in fitness and lifestyle management will teach you about the importance of health and wellness in public and private policing.

Your professors, who have real-life work experience in public and private policing, will help you graduate with a range of security, problem-solving and administrative skills, and with a commitment to justice and to your community.

Graduates of the program will be subject to all requirements of the Ontario constable selection process and local police requirements when applying for a position as a police constable in Ontario.

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

While the program does not offer a work placement, self-initiated community service opportunities will be made available to help broaden your understanding of the role of justice services within the community at large.

The Humber Experience

 

Watch the video to find out more about the Police Foundations program.

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.

Pathways

Graduates of the Police Foundations program can choose to continue their education and in two additional semesters of study can obtain a second diploma in PSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Graduates could also apply for advanced standing in Humber's Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice program.

Industry and Community Partnerships

This program has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that have provided employment opportunities for Humber graduates. 

  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Toronto Police Service
  • York Regional Police
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Toronto West Detention Centre
  • Syl Apps Youth Centre

Explore the Sim Lab

Take a 360 degree tour!

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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.


Explore the Crime Scene Lab

Take a 360 degree tour!

For mobile and tablet users, open the video in the YouTube app. For optimal viewing experience use Firefox or Chrome. Currently Safari does not support 360 videos.

Crime Scene Lab

The crime scene lab in the Humber Centre for Justice Leadership is a state-of-the-art crime scene studio and forensic lab that offers innovative facilities. Students will utilize the simulation lab for processing forensic evidence from staged crime scenes including taking photos, collecting and protecting evidence, and sketching and measuring the scene.

Your Career

Fulfill your desire to “serve and protect”.

Make our world a safer, better place to live. With the wide-ranging public and private policing skills developed during your studies, you’ll enjoy a competitive edge when pursuing positions with municipal, provincial and national police services, as well as with private policing agencies.

Explore career opportunities with the Canada Border Services Agency or as an immigration or correctional officer.

TPS Rover Crew Investiture Ceremony

On March 7, 2016, the School of Social and Community Services and the TPS of the 22 Division hosted the annual TPS Rover Crew Investiture Ceremony.

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