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Protection, Security and Investigation

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Program Code: 24201
Credential: Diploma
Program Length: 4 semesters
Start Dates: January, September

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, surveillance, 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

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

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


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Work Placement

In Semester 4, students have the option to apply to participate in the Career Mentorship Program. Selected students will be matched to an expert working in the field of private/corporate security or public law enforcement. Upon successful completion of the Career Mentorship Program, students will be awarded recognition on their co-curricular record. This is an optional component of the program.    


Course Highlights


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.


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:

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

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Ministry Exams

The program helps to prepare students to write the Ministerial Private Investigator Licensing and Ministerial Security Guard Licensing exams.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 Lakeshore Open
January 2024 Lakeshore Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 Lakeshore Open
January 2024 Lakeshore Opening Soon

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

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

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

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Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

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 three 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 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).

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.

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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

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

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 – $500 for textbooks and supplies (for one semester).

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

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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