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Program Code: 11071 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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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. Students engage in courses that cover 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. In addition, instruction in fitness and lifestyle management will teach you about the importance of health and wellnessas well as 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 social 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. 

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 Police Foundations program is also offeredpart time. 

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

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


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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 pursue a career in the justice sector. 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:

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

Note: Police services have minimum hiring requirements. If you want a career in policing, please check the hiring standards for the police services you are interested in applying to.

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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

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    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 all listed course requirements.

    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 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,760.06
  • international: $16,394.00

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. International students can visit International 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.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

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


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.

Apply through the International Centre

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