Protection, Security and Investigation
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Length: 4 Semesters
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2017, Winter 2018
Students develop knowledge and skills demanded by the rapidly evolving safety and security industry. Areas of study include investigative techniques, defensive skills and use of force theory, security procedures, crisis intervention, emergency management and cyber security.
During a common first year with the Police Foundations and Community and Justice Services programs, students are provided with an overall understanding of criminal justice and law enforcement in Canada, and they have the opportunity to transfer between these programs after the first year. Second-year students develop the specialized knowledge and skills demanded by today's security and investigation industry.
Graduates may find employment in government organizations, corporate and industrial security agencies, the armed forces, police services, hotels, casinos and retail establishments or be self-employed in the security industry.
Graduates are eligible to write the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services examinations which are mandatory for private investigators and security guards in Ontario. Under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act 2005, only candidates who pass the examinations are allowed to apply for a private investigator and/or security guard license.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- work in compliance with established standards and relevant legislation in the protection, security and investigation fields;
- make decisions in a timely, effective and legally defensible manner to uphold protection and security;
- carry out delegated duties and responsibilities in compliance with organizational policies and procedures;
- act equitably and justly with diverse populations;
- work effectively as a member of a protection and security team;
- prevent and resolve crisis, conflict and emergency situations by applying effective techniques;
- conduct and/or contribute to investigations by collecting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence;
- monitor, evaluate and accurately document behaviours, situations and events;
- develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development;
- employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession;
- apply entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and approaches to active engagement and service within the community.
The Program Progression
- Sem 1: Fall 2017
- Sem 2: Winter 2018
- Sem 3: Fall 2018
- Sem 4: Winter 2019
- Sem 1: Winter 2018
- Sem 2: Summer 2018
- Sem 3: Fall 2018
- Sem 4: Winter 2019
A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
Students are required to sign a waiver indicating they are physically and medically able to participate in strenuous physical activity.
21 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.
|FITN 1014||Fitness and Wellness 1|
|FITN 1015||Fitness and Wellness 2|
|LAWS 1005||Introduction to Security Skills|
|LAWS 1017||Canadian Criminal Justice|
|LAWS 1018||Government in Canadian Society|
|LAWS 1019||Diversity Awareness|
|LAWS 1020||Introduction to Criminal Law|
|LAWS 1021||Public Safety and Emergency Management|
|LAWS 1022||Interviewing and Documentation|
|LAWS 2048||Mental Health in the Workplace|
|LAWS 2049||Defensive Tactics and Crisis Intervention|
|PSIN 1000||Introduction to Private Investigator|
|PSIN 2004||Security Applications|
|PSIN 2005||Investigation Process|
|PSIN 2006||Professional Resource Development|
|PSIN 2007||Border Services and Immigration|
|PSIN 2008||Private Policing and Enforcement|
|PSIN 2009||Advanced Security Technology and Techniques|
|PSIN 2010||Municipal Law Enforcement|
|PSIN 2011||Security Management and Leadership|
|PSIN 2012||Cyber Security|
|Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.|
|General Education Courses|
|Select 3 courses from the general education list during registration.|
Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.