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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Advanced Professional Communication
COMM8020

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. Students will critique reading, listening, memory recall, and observation skills, and will enrich and polish their presentation skills. They will complete exercises to enhance their professional communication practices including various techniques and decorum used to interact with police supervisory personnel, judiciary and other community partners. Students will prepare memos, emails, components of Crown Briefs and other descriptive writing exercises to provide insight into areas of successful written communication. Each student will be required to offer court testimony, supporting a charge before the court.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Lifestyle and Fitness Management for Police Officers I
FIT8000

Description:

This course will focus on assisting the student to improve /maintain their ability to perform the practical application of the PIN and ATS testing which includes the PREP test and the 20 m Shuttle Run which are required fitness test for policing in the Province of Ontario. This course will further provide the student an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the concept of Wellness through practical applications in developing a healthy lifestyle with the emphasis on fitness

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Situation Management and Effective Decision Making
LAW8010

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Safety in the Workplace
OHS1320

Description:

This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself within a variety of employment settings. Through the 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 employed. 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 employers.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
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Enhanced Investigation Techniques
PLCE8030

Description:

In this course students will anlyzie and interpret evidence according to requirements of a police investigation. With a focus on rules of evidence, search and seizure and statement taking, students will demontrate critical thinking and application in the collection and presentation of evidence in a court of law. Forensic requirements, statute law and other related issues are emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Advanced Criminal Justice in Policing
PLCE8040

Description:

In this course students will gain an overview of the Canadian Criminal Justice System with a particular emphasis on the function, role and organization of Canadian Police services. They will examine the major components of the criminal justice system from enforcement through courts to correctional services to understand how these systems work together and impact the investigate process.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Understanding Complex Populations
PLCE8050

Description:

In this course students will be introduced to the importance of diversity in Canadian society and the complexities associated with policing that society. They will examine personal and societal values in order to understand how multiple concepts of diversity and privilege contribute to the human condition and individual’s behaviour. Specifically, students will analyze and relate how the relationship among these concepts impacts policing in today’s modern society.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Lifestyle and Fitness Management for Police Officers II
FIT8010

Description:

This course will continue to focus on the practical ability to perform the PIN and ATS testing for Policing in the Province of Ontario, building on the levels achieved in the prerequisite ( Fit 8000 ) and the lifestyle goals of the student.As well students will continue to track their progress through further developing their personal Fitness plan and logs

  • Hours: 27
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: FIT8000
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Field Placement (Advanced Police Studies)
FPLT8420

Description:

In this course students will consolidate knowledge, skills and abilities in a real-life setting. Through supervised experiences with law enforcement personnel, students will observe, analyse and report about policing practices. Working as a member of a team, they will demonstrate professional communication, problem solving and multi-tasking within a law enforcement organization.

  • Hours: 280
  • Credits: 10
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Advanced Situation Management and Effective Decision Making
LAW8020

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: 36
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: LAW8010
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Police Service Applied Research Project
PLCE8010

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: 36
  • Credits: 3
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Trauma, Mental Health and Addictions
PSYC8000

Description:

This course will focus on the most common social and personal issues individuals working in 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: 36
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Analyze situations and synthesize the various policies, procedures, legislation, social issues and community resources applicable to make appropriate decisions.
  2. Integrate legislative, professional, organizational and ethical standards to develop a personal code of conduct.
  3. Communicate professionally and effectively in all aspects of investigation, enforcement and community involvement.
  4. Utilize technology effectively in the execution of policing duties in both routine and complex situations.
  5. Utilize effective critical thinking, problem-solving decision making and multi-tasking in complex situations.
  6. Integrate physical activity, fitness and wellness standards into the development of a personal lifestyle.
  7. Integrate effective team/leadership/relationships building capabilities to promote effective and harmonious workplaces and community relations within a diverse society.
  8. Apply specialized investigative methods in securing, searching, recording, collecting, preserving and evaluating of evidence for enforcement and prosecution of offences including generating appropriate, accurate and comprehensive reports and legal documentation.
  9. Illustrate a commitment to self-development and life long learning in the field of policing.
  10. Utilize appropriate conflict and crisis management techniques during dispute resolution and in potentially dangerous situations.