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Community and Justice Services

Prepare for diverse career options in correctional institutions, open and secure custody facilities, group homes, and private agencies.

From day one, you’ll get hands-on experience at the Wendigo Lake Expeditions youth open custody facility, where you'll participate in hands-on activities designed to develop your team-building, facilitation, and leadership skills. This experience will be your first introduction to youth-centered justice services with classes in the remaining semesters effectively comparing and contrasting the unique needs, challenges, and care requirements of at-risk youth, young offenders, and adults.

This will be followed by tours of adult and youth correctional institutions (criminal record check required), scenario training, and a 400-hour placement. Where possible, the location of placement will correspond to your preferred choice of vocation. Field placement is restricted to those who have successfully completed or are completing all required courses.

You’ll also take specialized courses related to corrections and learn from numerous guest speakers currently employed in the field who will share their tips, stories, and an outstanding breadth of knowledge.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Correctional officer in federal and provincial correctional institutions
  • Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • Residences for adult offenders
  • Open and secure custody settings for youth

The final five weeks of the program will be spent on campus engaging in specialized training related to crisis intervention, self-defense, suicide, and mental health first aid.

Plan your future

Program starts

September 2021

Learning options

  • Full-Time
  • Flex learning

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Apple Mac
  • OS X operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox or Safari

You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

Have Questions?

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See a full list of how your program will be delivered.