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Police Foundations Diploma - 218/258

Program overview:
START DATE: September, January
PROGRAM STATUS: Open for September 2016, Open for January 2017
SCHOOL: Community & Urban Studies
PROGRAM NUMBER: 218 (Non Co-op), 258 (Co-op)
PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus optional Co-op
CAMPUS: Fennell Campus - Hamilton, Six Nations Polytechnic - Brantford
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Diploma
Campus September 2016 January 2017
218 - Fennell Campus -
Non Co-op Option
Open Open calendarStatusCheckMark Open Fast Track*
218 - Six Nations Polytechnic - Brantford  (With Aboriginal Communities) Open Open  
258 - Fennell Campus -
Co-op Option **
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Turn your passion for law enforcement into a career protecting the public

The Police Foundations program gives students the opportunity to discover skills and abilities required for a career in policing, and learn Criminal, Civil and Provincial Law.

Mohawk College is the only Canadian community college that employs simulated judgemental training systems both tactical and virtual in their scenario-based learning for Police Foundations, Protection, Security and Investigation, and Advanced Police Studies.

Share a common first year with Protection, Security and Investigation and Community and Justice Services.

Collect, preserve and present admissable evidence in Mohawk's Police Car Street Scape and Mock Trial Court Room.

*Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

**Co-op Option - Not available with Fast Track. Optional after semester one.

Program Highlights

Mohawk College employs simulated judgemental training systems both tactical and virtual in their scenario-based learning for Police Foundations, Protection, Security and Investigation, Advanced Security Management, and Advanced Police Studies.

  • Develop skills and abilities required for a career in policing
  • Learn Criminal, Civil and Provincial Law
  • Evaluate ethical reasoning investigation and evidence principles
  • Explore police powers
  • Develop use of force knowledge, skills and abilities including tactical communication
  • Develop fitness and emergency management skills to Policing industry standards in a licensed testing facility on campus
  • Experience a web enhanced learning environment
  • Program follows guidelines set by the Ministry of the Solicitor General for the Province of Ontario

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Graduate Opportunities

  • Dual diploma opportunities within the Justice and Wellness program cluster beyond common first year courses
  • For degree transfer/completion opportunities visit

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