Protection, Security and Investigation Co-op Overview

Co-op Format

September to DecemberJanuary to AprilMay to August
Semester 1Semester 2Vacation
Semester 3Work Term 1 (Co-op)Work Term 2 (Co-op)
Work Term 3 (Co-op)Semester 4 

Learn more about Protection, Security and Investigation

Co-op Delivery and Fees

This program has an optional co-op, as part of the program of study. The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Driver's License and Vehicle

Please note that many of co-op positions for this program require that students have a valid driver’s license ('G' class preferred) and access to a vehicle.

Co-op Designation

This program offers three co-op work term opportunities but requires two completed co-op work terms for the co-op designation.

Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)

  • Basic knowledge of Criminal Code of Canada and Provincial Statutes
  • Criminal and Civil Law
  • Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • Canadian court and justice systems
  • Federal and Provincial Correctional System
  • Arrest authorities in private and corporate security; government security
  • Emergency management theory
  • Issues in Criminology
  • Basic use of Behaviour Management, Safety, and De-escalation Training
  • Investigation and surveillance principles, techniques, procedures, evidence gathering and reporting, policy design and management
  • Electronic security
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Group dynamics, social and psychological awareness in public and private security
  • Diversity and First Nations
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Physical fitness training and wellness planning
  • Understanding of CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) purpose and core function
  • Preparatory studies for external accreditation of licensing requirements exam
Co-op Pay RangeCo-op Pay Average
Range: $18.00 - $21.00Average: $19.50

For further information, please contact:

Trent Jarvis, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2171
Email: Trent.Jarvis [at] (Trent Jarvis)