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Police Foundations - Part-time

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Program Overview

The part-time Police Foundations diploma program, offered exclusively online, enjoys an excellent reputation within the criminal justice community. Our program’s curriculum, developed with the insights and expertise of members of the college’s Police Foundations Advisory Committee, ensures you’ll gain 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 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 Police Foundations 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.

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Compulsory Courses 2021 2022
PFP 101: Canadian Criminal Justice System  
PFP 120: Introduction to Justice Careers  
PFP 150: Criminology  
PFP 155: Criminal Code  
PSYC 150: Psychology: Introduction  
WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills  
GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences  
PFP 103: Diversity and Indigenous Peoples in Canada  
PFP 153: Justice Communications and Report Writing  
PFP 154: Community Response to Social Issues  
PFP 156: Provincial Statutes  
PFP 210: Fitness and Lifestyle Management  
WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills  
PFP 104: Youth in Conflict with the Law  
PFP 200: Criminal and Civil Law  
PFP 204: Community Policing  
PFP 207: Police Powers  
PFP 211: Interviewing and Investigations  
PFP 215: Canadian Border Security  
PFP 106: Principles of Ethical Reasoning  
PFP 251: Evidence and Criminal Trial Procedure  
PFP 252: Police Oversight  
PFP 253: Investigation and Evidence  
PFP 254: Conflict Management  
PFP 410: Fitness for Policing and Lifestyle Management  
Take 2 of the following electives 2021 2022
ANTH 202: Physical Anthropology  
ANTH 205: Cultural Anthropology  
ARTS 138: Understanding Movies: An Introduction to Film Studies  
ARTS 229: Musical Pioneers  
ARTS 246: Art and Artists: Money, Madness and Masterpieces  
CULT 120: Indigenous Perspectives on Music, Film and Media  
CULT 206: Canadian Society and Culture  
CULT 211: Conspiracy Theories and Critical Thinking  
CULT 220: News: Constructed and Consumed  
CULT 228: Popular Culture: Shaping How We Live  
CULT 229: Understanding Diversity: The World in Canada  
CULT 239: Digital Culture  
CULT 242: Culture, Technology and Identity  
CULT 243: Crossing Borders: Migration and Culture  
CULT 245: The Body: Beauty, Sex and Consumerism  
CULT 248: Women and Popular Culture  
ECON 150: Real Life Economics  
ECON 204: People, Money and Markets  
ECON 206: The History of Money  
ENGL 221: Science Fiction  
ENGL 239: Dark Days Ahead  
GEOG 212: Political Geography  
HIST 217: History of War  
HIST 240: Law and Society  
HUMA 137: Art Matters: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art  
HUMA 226: The Arts and the 21st Century Imagination: Longing for Paradise  
HUMA 230: Women and Religious Traditions  
HUMA 235: World Religions: Western and Eastern Traditions  
HUMA 240: Rethinking Animals  
HUMA 242: Vampires in Film and Literature  
HUMA 245: The Islamic World: An Introduction  
HUMA 250: God, Science and Religion  
HUMA 255: Death and the Afterlife: Global Perspectives  
HUMA 260: The World of Myths and Legends  
IKN 100: Original People: Culture, Knowledge and Worldview  
IKN 101: Indigenous Cultural Values: Behaviour and Identity  
IKN 200: Indigenous Family and Community  
IKN 201: Encounter, Change, Resistance and Renewal  
MILE 210: Italy: Art and Architecture  
MILE 215: Great Cities: USA  
MILE 220: Vietnam Study Abroad: Hanoi & Ho Chi Min City  
PHIL 120: Philosophy: A History of Ideas  
PHIL 150: The Love of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy  
PHIL 217: Ethical Issues  
PHIL 222: Justice: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law  
PHIL 225: Philosophy of Love and Sex  
PHIL 226: World Philosophy  
PHIL 227: Business Ethics  
PHIL 228: Success: Philosophical Perspectives  
PHIL 229: Violence, Order and Justice: An Introduction to Political Philosophy  
PHIL 230: Environmental Ethics  
PHIL 235: Technology, Values, and Science  
PHIL 250: Science Fiction and Philosophy  
POLS 150: Introduction to Politics  
POLS 206: Morality, Democracy and Politics  
POLS 219: Globalization  
POLS 220: Politics in an Apocalyptic World: Zombies, Aliens, and Killer Viruses  
POLS 223: War and Terrorism  
POLS 224: Justice, Equality and Rights  
POLS 225: Environmental Policy and Economics  
PSYC 110: Groups, Teams and Their Dynamics  
PSYC 150: Psychology: Introduction  
PSYC 210: Psychology: Developmental  
PSYC 224: Psychology: Social  
PSYC 230: Psychology: Abnormal  
PSYC 245: Personality and its Assessment: Who am I? (And how do I know?)  
SCIE 150: The Science of Everything  
SCIE 209: Water: A Life or Death Issue  
SCIE 213: Astronomy: The Evolving Universe  
SCIE 216: Origins of Life  
SCIE 218: Science Behind the Headlines  
SCIE 219: Dangerous Earth  
SCIE 221: The Environment  
SCIE 222: Big History: A Biography of the Universe  
SCIE 223: Astrobiology: Life in the Universe  
SCIE 224: Discovering Dinosaurs  
SCIE 250: The Science of Superheroes  
SOCE 006: Canadian Society and Culture  
SOCI 150: Sociology: Introduction  
SOCI 207: Social Entrepreneurship: Profit, People and the Planet  
SOCI 211: Sociology of the Everyday Life  
SOCI 218: Population and Social Change  
SOCI 219: Sport and Society  
SOCI 226: Health and Society  
SOCI 227: Environmental Citizenship  
SOCI 232: Gender, Power and Society  
SOCI 233: Sociology of Cultural Difference  
SOCI 234: Society and Conflict  
SOCI 236: Issues in Crime  
SOCI 237: The Sociology of Fashion  
SOCI 238: Sociology of Food  
SOCI 239: Citizenship, Immigration and Democracy  
SOCI 240: Sociology of the Family  
SOCI 246: Sociology of Emotions  
SOCI 247: Leadership  
SOCI 249: Imagining the City  
SOCI 257: Canada Today  
SOCI 277: Sexual Diversity: Contemporary Social Issues  

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