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Police Foundations

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Program Code: 11071 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Police Foundations diploma program, offered on a full-time and online part-time basis, 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 learn the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a justice related career. Practical courses allow you to learn about psychology, criminology, the criminal code, the Canadian criminal justice system, youth criminal justice, contemporary social and community problems, community response to contemporary social issues, policing protocols, ethics and strategies, investigating and evidence, conflict management, justice communications and reporting, and careers in law enforcement. As well, instruction in fitness and lifestyle management will teach you about the importance of health and wellness and about the fitness component of the Constable Selection Process. 

Your professors, who have work experience in the justice and policing sector, will help you graduate with a range of security, problem-solving and administrative skills, and with a commitment to justice and service 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.

The Police Foundations program is also offered part time.

Courses Program Standards

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Complete all tasks in compliance with pertinent legislation, as well as policing standards, regulations and guidelines.
  • Analyze all relevant information and make effective and legally defensible* decisions in accordance with ethical and professional standards.
  • Be accountable for one’s actions when carrying out all tasks.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.
  • Ensure the respect of human rights and freedoms in all interactions.
  • Work co-operatively in multidisciplinary teams to achieve mutual goals.
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of community policing* strategies.
  • Monitor, evaluate and document behaviours, situations and events accurately and discreetly in compliance with legal, professional, ethical and organizational requirements.
  • Mitigate risks and maintain order by applying effective strategies in crisis*, conflict* and emergency* situations.
  • Take positive actions to help crime victims.
  • Conduct investigations by collecting, documenting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence*.


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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.


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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

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Apply for Student Scholarships

Humber is proud to offer scholarships to students across a variety of programs, including entrance scholarships to newly admitted students.

Humber is also committed to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion and offers a number of scholarship opportunities to students who self-identify as members of an equity-deserving group.

For more information about scholarships and how to apply as either a prospective or current student, please visit humber.ca/studentscholarships

Your Career

Fulfill your desire to serve your community and make our world a safer, better place to live with a career in the justice sector. Our program, offered on a full-time and part-time online basis, enjoys an excellent reputation within the criminal justice community. Graduates (who are 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) have a competitive edge when pursuing potential career opportunities including:

  • municipal, provincial and national police services
  • special constable positions (Provincial, GO Transit, TTC)
  • court security services
  • municipal by-law enforcement
  • Canada Border Services Agency (Immigration and Border Security)
  • correctional services (provincial and federal)
  • private security

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Hearing and Vision Standards

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.

Vulnerable Sector Check

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.

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.

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Standard First Aid

Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) may be required by employers.

It is important for potential students to understand that certain requirements are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from obtaining employment in fields related to security and law enforcement. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,740.64
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

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

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

View Honours Degree 

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 six 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.  Students should apply through ontariocolleges.ca and select Entry Level 3.

*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.

 

Apply for this degree starting in Fall >   

$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

View Honours Degree 

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 one 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.  Students should apply through ontariocolleges.ca and select Entry Level 5.

*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.

 

Apply for this degree starting in Fall >   

$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Justice Studies

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.

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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Sociology

PROGRAM OFFERED AT GLENDON COLLEGE

Students must successfully complete the Humber Police Foundations Diploma  program with a minimum average of 70%. Students will be eligible to receive 36 transfer credits towards one of the following BA of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or any Bachelor of Arts Degree (90 or 120 credits) offered at Glendon College, York University. For more information visit the York University web site.

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 (BA) - Psychology

PROGRAM OFFERED AT GLENDON COLLEGE

Students must successfully complete the Humber Police Foundations Diploma  program with a minimum average of 70%. Students will be eligible to receive 36 transfer credits towards one of the following BA of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or any Bachelor of Arts Degree (90 or 120 credits) offered at Glendon College, York University. For more information visit the York University web site.

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 (BA) - Political Science

PROGRAM OFFERED AT GLENDON COLLEGE

Students must successfully complete the Humber Police Foundations Diploma  program with a minimum average of 70%. Students will be eligible to receive 36 transfer credits towards one of the following BA of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or any Bachelor of Arts Degree (90 or 120 credits) offered at Glendon College, York University. For more information visit the York University web site.

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 (BA)

PROGRAM OFFERED AT GLENDON COLLEGE

Students must successfully complete the Humber Police Foundations Diploma  program with a minimum average of 70%. Students will be eligible to receive 36 transfer credits towards one of the following BA of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or any Bachelor of Arts Degree (90 or 120 credits) offered at Glendon College, York University. For more information visit the York University web site.

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 Criminology and Criminal Justice (Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast)

Applicants from Humber College who meet the requirements will be eligible for admission to Griffith University (Mt. Gravatt and Gold Coast) with full block transfer credit, provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the related program of study.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

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. 

Please note:  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 Security Studies

Humber students who have successfully completed the Police Foundations Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (62.5%) or 4.5 out of 7.0 and who meet all other admission requirements will be granted:

  • 24 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Security Studies, or
  • 36 credit points (1.5 years) towards the Bachelor of Arts - major in Criminology

at Macquarie University.  Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - major in Criminology

Humber students who have successfully completed the Police Foundations Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (62.5%) or 4.5 out of 7.0 and who meet all other admission requirements will be granted:

  • 24 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Security Studies, or
  • 36 credit points (1.5 years) towards the Bachelor of Arts - major in Criminology

at Macquarie University.  Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Full-time Students

Arun Dhanota, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3770
arun.dhanota@humber.ca


Online and Part-time Students

Stephen Duggan, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3771
stephen.duggan@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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