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Courses - January 2022

Level 1

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • 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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Canadian Criminal Justice System
LAW1060

Description:

This course provides an overview of the Canadian Criminal Justice System with a particular emphasis on the history, function, role and organization of Canadian law enforcement services. It will examine the major components of the criminal justice system from enforcement through the courts to correctional services.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Criminology
LAW1210

Description:

This course provides an examination of various theoretical explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour including the sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. Criminological theory is related to various types of criminal activity. The reality of crime in Canada including victimology is examined through crime statistics and correlates of criminal behaviour. The impact on theory on the development and effectiveness of the criminal justice system is discussed with an emphasis on future trends within the system. This course is part of the Law Enforcement and Investigation program.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Careers in Protection Security Investigation
LAW1635

Description:

This course is designed to broaden students' knowledge of the various law enforcement careers available to them. An in-depth look at the duties, responsibilities, salary, hiring requirements, employment standards, and legislation of specific fields is included.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Civil Law and Private Security
PLCE1060

Description:

This course will introduce students to civil law in private security. Students will appraise basis for civil law and liability as well as procedural aspects of civil law. They will recognize the rights, obligations, limitations, and liability of citizens, in areas of civil law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in the Private Security and Investigation field. Risk management and mitigation of liability will also be developed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Security Guard Fundamentals
SECU1090

Description:

This course will provide students with the basics required for security guard training. Students will be introduced to knowledge about the security industry and the legislation that governs it. Through interactive class discussions and activities, they will develop basic security procedure skills, effective communication and professional decision making as a security guard.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Working with Complex Populations
COMM1775

Description:

This course will introduce students to understanding diversity within Canadian society. Specifically, students will examine the diverse populations that make up community, the struggles they face and the opportunities presented to them. Working within a framework of law, security, investigations and law enforcement, students will consider how the criminal justice system influences and impacts the diverse members of Canadian society, with a focus on marginalized populations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Applied Ethics
ETHS1000

Description:

This course focuses on ethical issues and the application of ethical principles by professionals with authority and responsibility for public safety. The course will focus on the importance of moral philosophy as a component of the decision making process.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Powers, Authorities and Liabilities
LAW1140

Description:

This course is designed for police officers who are seeking a clear, concise and succinct explanation of the legal authorities they possess, the constraints under which they work, and the liabilities they may face. The course will examine in detail the Police Services Act as well as provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Criminal Code. The course will also explore such police powers as powers of arrest, officer discretion, charging and releasing an offender as well as search and seizure authorities

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Tactical Practices in Private Security
PLCE1070

Description:

This course will introduce students to various tactics and practices in private security and investigations. Students will discuss and identify potential threats within the world of private security . They will consider various strategies in dealing with threats within the private security setting while maintaining client accountability and individuals' rights

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Emergency Management
PLCE1080

Description:

This course will introduce students to the concepts of emergency management, the models, systems and processes. Students will analyze various situations, consider barriers and limitions in order create a plan to effectively respond to various emergency situations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conflict Management
PLCE2080

Description:

This course is designed to develop the ability of the participant to intervene in conflict and crisis situations with competence and confidence. The conflict situation will be examined from its inception through intervention by either police or other law enforcement agencies. Various problem-solving skills and non-violent intervention techniques are discussed along with intervention strategies directed toward specific incidents. Behaviour patterns that may lead to violent encounters are analyzed and the appropriate legal responses to these encounters are learned. These responses emphasize both officer and public/client safety through awareness and preparation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 3

Course Details

Interviewing in Private Investigation
LAW2000

Description:

This course introduces the students to the strategies and techniques of interviewing in private investigations. Students will examine the different types of interviews and consider strategies and techniques necessary to retrieve information from victims, witnesses and suspects. Students will review and apply relevant legislation governing interviews and the court requirements.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Applied Communications in Law Enforcement
LAW2070

Description:

Students will develop and enhance their reading, listening, and observational skill sets for policing, security and investigations, and will demonstrate effective presentation skills. They will be introduced to key reporting and communication practices. Additionally, they will demonstrate notebook entry writing and incident reports following guidelines used by law enforcement agencies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Evidence in Private Investigation
LAW2240

Description:

In this course, students will explore evidence collection in Private investigations. Students will analyze how evidence collection, and preparation of case documents contribute to a successful investigation. Student will review and apply statue law and other forensic requirements to private investigations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Cyber Security
LAW2295

Description:

This course will introduce students to the field of cyber security including the prevention of cybercrime. Students will learn how the basic elements of computer systems, networks and related devices can be exploited for illegal and illicit purposes or strengthened to protect assets and systems. Students will also learn about cyber incident response and how cybercrimes are investigated.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Crime Prevention and Risk Management
LAW2420

Description:

Risk Management and crime prevention are dynamic and fast growing areas of activity in private and public-private security, and risk management is a central organizing perspective for business development and sustainability. This course is designed to explore the area of risk management and its application in the private sector, and will introduce students to crime prevention theory and practice in both the community and corporate environments.Students will be introduced to the ideas of threat and risk and will apply common theoretical frameworks to industry risk scenarios. Crime prevention will be explored from analyzing root cause up to and including various levels of response. Students will be introduced to crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) strategies, retail loss prevention strategies and community crime prevention

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Safety and Accident Prevention
LAW2430

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of acts and regulations relating to occupational safety and the concepts and techniques of safety management. Topics covered in this course include: WHMIS, OHSA, workplace violence, safety equipment and Systems. Students will have an opportunity to conduct mock safety inspections and then design prevention plans. This course is part of the Law Enforcement and Investigation program.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 4

Course Details

Wellness and the Professional
HEAL1375

Description:

This course will develop an understanding of the professional elements that contribute to the health and wellness of law enforcement professionals. Students will explore the consequences of individual choices related to health and wellness and the stress of the workplace. Students will also identify and learn about the various strategies that will help them manage their wellness in their chosen career.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Security Systems
LAW2210

Description:

In this course, students will be introduced the world of mechanical and electrical security systems used by private and public sectors globally. Course topics will initiate the basic understanding of the core monitoring devices used in Closed Circuit Surveillance Systems (CCTV), Access Control and Intrusion Detection systems. Students will learn about the common issues and trouble shooting techniques required for the daily monitoring and control of these types of systems. Students will learn about the professional and ethical use of these types of systems and the expectations of the security industry. Students will be able to practice some of these skills in a lab environment

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Event Management Security
LAW2270

Description:

This course focuses on the elements required to implement a security plan at a major public event. Using a combination of theory and practical instruction, this course will focus on design and the implementation of an efficient, proactive and cost effective security plan.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Surveillance
PLCE2190

Description:

This course will focuses on systems and techniques that will maximize the collection of information that is essential for a private investigator. Using a combination of theory and practical instruction the student be exposed to the world of surveillance.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Private Investigation Case Management
PLCE2200

Description:

This course provides students the opportunity to apply their knowledge of all aspects of private investigation through scenario based learning. Students will experience an active learning environment to help refine and refresh their knowledge, skills and abilities while re-affirming the importance of investigative techniques.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Advanced Investigation Techniques
PLCE2210

Description:

This course is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to investigate some of the most serious private investigations. This course provides investigators with different advanced investigative techniques as well as the relevant knowledge and investigative abilities to perform their function as Private Investigator.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program outcomes

  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.