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Protection, Security and Investigation

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Program Code: 24201 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 Protection, Security and Investigation diploma program gives you the skills needed to attract employers’ attention in the growing private/corporate security and public safety fields.

You will learn from industry experts using the latest technology-based methods in investigations, crime and intelligence analysis, security systems, and conflict resolution.

Small classes enhance courses designed to meet current needs and integrate theory with practical learning experiences. You will learn how to use protection, security and investigation techniques and technologies to accurately monitor, assess and document behaviours, situations and events; and to collect, preserve and present admissible evidence. You will also learn public relations skills, how to resolve conflicts and how to act justly when working with diverse populations.

This program is designed to meet both private and public sector demand for graduates who have expertise in protection, security and investigation, as well as a strong knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems in Canada.

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

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:

  • Work in compliance with established standards and relevant legislation in the protection, security and investigation fields.
  • Make decisions in a timely, effective and legally defensible manner to uphold protection and security.
  • Carry out delegated duties and responsibilities in compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Act equitably and justly with diverse populations*.
  • Work effectively as a member of a protection and security team.
  • Prevent and resolve crisis*, conflict* and emergency* situations by applying effective techniques.
  • Conduct and/or contribute to investigations by collecting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence*.
  • Monitor, evaluate and accurately document behaviours, situations and events.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.


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Work Placement

Semester 4 students can compete for a limited number of job shadowing opportunity with various GTA-based organizations in the corporate security and private investigations fields. This is an optional component of the program.            


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Become a Private Investigator

Effective September 2017, the content of our Private Investigator Licensing (Exam) Prep Course will be incorporated into the curriculum of the Protection, Security and Investigation program at Humber. This course is also available to alumni and students who entered the program prior to fall 2017. However, fees will apply.

Students and alumni from our Protection, Security and Investigation program are eligible to take the Security Guard Licensing (Exam) Prep course offered at Humber as well.

These prep courses are available through our Continuing Education department and prepare students to write the Ministry exams which are mandatory for private investigators and security guards in Ontario.

Job Shadow Opportunities

Fourth-semester PSI students who meet academic-related selection criteria are eligible to participate in the PSI Job Shadow Program. Students in this program shadow security professionals in the field, gaining valuable insights into the day-to-day operations of private and public security organizations, and making critical professional networking connections.

Industry Partnerships

The Protection, Security & Investigation program has a close working relationship with many private and public security organizations in the security field.

Your Career

Secure your place in the fields of private/corporate security and public safety with this program designed to produce graduates with expertise in protection, security and investigation, as well as knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems in Canada. Upon graduation, you will be ready to pursue a variety of careers in private sectors such as retail, banking, insurance, health, transportation, and hospitality. You will also be prepared to explore careers in public sectors such as border security, police, intelligence agencies, correctional services, municipal, provincial and federal government enforcement agencies, and national security. Specific private/corporate sector and public safety career opportunities include:

  • private investigator
  • loss prevention specialist
  • fraud investigator
  • risk analyst
  • security manager
  • special constable
  • border services officer
  • police officer
  • bylaw officer
  • crime or intelligence analyst

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Ministry Exams

The Ministerial Private Investigator Licensing (Exam) Prep Course is incorporated into the curriculum of the Protection, Security, and Investigation Program. PSI students are also offered the Ministerial Security Guard Licensing (Exam) Prep course at a reduced fee. These courses prepare students to write the Ministry Exams which are mandatory for private investigators and security guards in Ontario.

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Program Availability

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Fri, December 11, 2020

The Community and Justice Services (CJS) program held their first CJS Virtual Mock Interviews. Partner agencies volunteered their time by conducting two group interviews with 4th-semester students.

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Recently, Chris has been hired as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer in the Town of Orangeville and he credits the course material from his CE class, which he studied to prepare for his interview, with helping him to succeed and land the job! Wishing Chris, the very best of luck in his new career.

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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).

Employment Requirements

The following may be required when applying to prospective employers in fields related to security and law enforcement:

  • Standards for minimum hearing and vision
  • Standards for mental and physical health, as well as good moral character and habits
  • Security screening, including but not limited to police checks and vulnerable sector screening checks
  • Emergency standards, such as Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

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 – $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

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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 five 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 4.

*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 Winter >   

$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 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 Protection, Security and Investigation 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 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

Daniel Schwartz, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3760
daniel.schwartz@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

Apply through Ontario Colleges

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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