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Advanced Police Studies

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Code:
1212
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017
Notice: Applicant Profile (doc) bring to mandatory information session
Fitness Verification (pdf) must be submitted as part of application process

About the Program

This two-semester graduate certificate program is designed to provide students with the specialized knowledge and advanced skills to prepare them to work as police officers. Students will refine their abilities to analyze and make appropriate decisions in complex situations. Through small classes, simulations and community exercises, students will gain experience in dealing with social problems within ever-changing and increasingly diverse communities. A five-week block placement with a local police service and/or a university police service is included in each semester.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Waitlist) - Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 20

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Advanced Police Studies - Program # 1212

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2780.00 $2780.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Health Documentation Fee $57.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $3623.25 $3280.25
Year Total   $6903.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Advanced Police Studies - Program # 1212


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Health Documentation Fee $57.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7332.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14057.50

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Students graduating from this program will have first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day operations of a police service.

100% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $30,434.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM8020 Advanced Professional Communication

Description: This Post Grad course is designed to enable students to analyze and evaluate learned language communication skills, and to advance their occupational language competency through the development and creation of a Crown Brief. Students will critique reading, listening, memory recall, and observation skills, and will enrich and polish their presentation skills. They will complete exercises and score tests that customize them with professional communicating practices including various techniques and decorum used to interact with the judiciary. Each student will be required to offer court testimony, supporting a charge before the court. Additionally, students will write and examine detailed notebook entries and enforcement action reports, and assess these documents for conformity to guidelines used by law enforcement agencies, and provide commentary where appropriate. Further, class participants will be introduced to tactical communications; describing methods and options to identify and defuse confrontational encounters.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FIT8000 Lifestyle and Fitness Management for Police Officers I

Description: This course will expend on the student's current knowledge of the concepts of wellness and provides practical strategies for developing a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on fitness. This course focuses on the practical application of the Bona Fide Occupational Requirements for policing (PREP testing), as well as the Conestoga College Fitness Standard which are based on the former Peel Regional Police Fitness Standards Students are required to participate in group fitness training sessions in order to increase and/or maintain an overall physical fitness level to prepare the student to meet the physical fitness requirements for the course.
Through lectures, practical application and self-evaluation the student will address self responsibility, physical fitness, nutrition, stress management and additional occupational hazards. Students will develop strategies designed to meet their fitness and wellness goals
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LAW8010 Situation Management and Effective Decision Making

Description: Students will evaluate the impact that procedures, legislation and social issues have upon decisions that need to be made under pressure. Alternative methods of managing a situation including conflict management and diffusion of hostility will be practised. The impact that decisions can have on an individual and the community will be examined. Through the use of small group exercises, problem-based learning and simulations, students will explore a variety of situations that they can be expected to experience and will examine alternative methods and appropriate responses.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LAW8050 Investigative Case Management

Description: This course is taught entirely in a computer lab. Students will learn advanced techniques for managing complex investigations through the use of a software Case Management system. Topics include investigator/investigation management, evidence cataloguing (document, audio, video), entity tracking (people, cars, boats, planes, bank accounts), investigation timeline and charting, and preparing the case for the crown or legal counsel.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OHS1320 Safety in the Workplace

Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself while on an unpaid work placement within a variety of employment settings. Through the nine units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of General Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while on unpaid work placements, as well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their Placement Employers. Participants in this course are required to provide informed consent regarding WSIB or other insurance coverage while on an unpaid work placement
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PLCE8000 Advanced Police Studies Practicum I

Description: The five week block placement at a local police service and/or university police service exposes the student to all aspects of routine police/peace officer life and duties. Students will be expected to work shifts, weekends and holidays if required. During the practicum, students will be required to participate in on-line guided discussions related to their practicum experience, problems they encounter and to describe to fellow students how they are applying the capabilities developed in the program.
Hours: 196
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
FIT8010 Lifestyle and Fitness Management for Police Officers II

Description: This course will build upon the both the fitness level achieved in the prerequisite and the lifestyle goal of the individual. This course will focus on increasing or maintaining ones practical skills in performing the Bona Fide Occupational Requirements for Policing (PREP Testing), as well as the Peel Regional Police Fitness Standards used upon hiring. Group fitness training sessions are designed to enhance the student's proficiency on performing this type of testing. As well students are encouraged to maintain daily Wellness journal, to enhance their self-evaluation skills in Total Fitness and its relationship to our Wellness model
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: FIT8000
CoRequisites:

LAW8020 Advanced Situation Management and Effective Decision Making

Description: Students will build upon their skills and experience(s) from LAW8010. Students will continue to evaluate the impact that procedures, legislation and social issues have upon decisions that need to be made while under pressure. Students will also be introduced to incident planning and response and understanding basic emergency response to a variety of situations. Students will also be introduced to group based conflict. Drawing from LAW8010 and the material from LAW8020 students understand alternative methods of managing a situation including conflict management of individuals and groups. The impact that decisions can have on an individual and the community will be examined. Through the use of small group exercises, problem-based learning and scenario based training, students will explore a variety of situations that they can be expected to experience and will examine alternative methods and appropriate responses.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LAW8010
CoRequisites:

PLCE8010 Police Service Applied Research Project

Description: Utilizing an informational or practical need identified and approved during Advanced Police Studies Practicum I, the student will be required to complete a collaborative applied research project which will be of benefit to the police service where the practicum is taking place. A written submission, as well as a presentation to an executive level panel, is required for successful completion.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PLCE8000
CoRequisites:

PLCE8020 Advanced Police Studies Practicum II

Description: In addition to Advanced Police Studies Practicum I students will again experience a five week block placement with a police service/university police service. As with the earlier practicum, students will be required to take part in on-line guided discussions relating to their practicum experience, problems they encounter and to describe to fellow students how they are applying the capabilities developed in the program.
Hours: 196
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites: PLCE8000
CoRequisites:

PSYC8000 Trauma, Mental Health and Addictions

Description: This course will focus on the most common social and personal issues a law enforcement may confront. It is designed to enable critical discussion of the causes, consequences and inter-related dimensions of trauma, mental health and addictions. Individual and societal response to these problems will be analyzed.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Doon Wait List
** Status applicable to domestic students

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