Community and Justice Services - 286 - 288

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Learn intervention, protection, and rehabilitation techniques to support at-risk youth, victims of crime, and people involved with the criminal justice system.

Program Highlights

Discover Community and Justice Services at Mohawk College

What you'll learn

  • Develop health, wellness, fitness and stress reduction skills relevant to emergency service careers.
  • Explore both the community and institutional sectors of the criminal justice system.
  • Work toward rehabilitation of those in conflict with the law.
  • Intervene with clients to address and manage problems constructively to change behaviour.
  • Obtain public protection skills and learn to secure staff and clients in institutional, residential, community correction and group home settings.
  • Train in the legal aspects of crime and behaviour, security measures and techniques including interviewing and intervention skills for young offenders, adult offenders and victims.
  • Understand issues related to female and Indigenous offenders, addiction, group dynamics, behaviour management and victims within the criminal justice system.
  • Explore community programs, restorative justice initiatives and preventative measures.
  • Receive specialized training in correction systems enforcement, physical and environmental safety measures and rehabilitation strategies including tactical communication.


 

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

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.

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Program delivery

Learn about program delivery terms.

 

Please note: in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes vary according to the program and some programs may be in-person only. Refer to the Program Overview for more information.

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Admission

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Law and /or Community and Justice Services courses recommended
    • Additional selection criteria may apply

Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$864.60$758.46
Co-op FeesN/A$505.65
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$1,354.04$1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
without Co-op
$2,218.64$2,112.50
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
with Co-op
$2,218.64$2,618.15
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op)$4,331.14
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op)$4,836.79

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.


2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,355.00$8,355.00
Co-op FeesN/A$505.65
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Per Semester
without Co-op
$8,805.00$8,730.00
Total International Per Semester
with Co-op
$8,805.00$9,235.65
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op)$17,535.00
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op)$18,040.65

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

Apply for Awards:

By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
  • Work with school boards, youth workers, mentors and peer reconciliation aides and agencies serving victims.
  • Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.
  • Experience interactive simulations, to further develop course concepts.

This co-op program has been accredited by CEWIL Canada. This represents the highest standard of achievement for co-op programs in Canada.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Co-op Format

September to December January to April May 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 Community and Justice Services

Applicants are advised that there are specific requirements that must be completed prior to participating in a co-op placement.

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 Understanding of Addictions and Disorders
  • Understanding of youth who are in conflict of the law
  • Understanding of Federal and Provincial Correctional Facilities
  • Basic use of force training
  • Criminal and Civil Law
  • Application of Criminal Code of Canada and Provincial Statutes
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • Communication Techniques – Written and verbal
  • Understanding of Youth Corrections and the disruptive behaviour of youth in our society
  • Understanding of Enforcement Field Careers (CBSA, Corrections, Immigration)
  • Knowledge of Canadian Criminal and Justice Systems
  • Understanding of Arrest Authorities – Citizen and Peace Officer
  • Issues in Psychology
  • Physical fitness training and wellness planning
  • Program planning
  • Risk/Needs assessments
  • Development of restorative justice, rehabilitation and re-entry programs

Career Opportunities

  • Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • Ministry of Community Safely and Correctional Services
  • Corrections Services of Canada
  • Municipal, Provincial and Federal Policing
  • Canada Border Services
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Within the Community: crime prevention, rehabilitation, restorative justice, youth in conflict, school boards and victims
  • Police Services
  • Special Constable in Courts
  • Special Constable for university police
  • Probation/parole
Co-op Pay RangeCo-op Pay Average
Range: $18.50 - $21.00Average: $19.00

For further information, please contact:

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

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Correctional Officer (Provincial or Federal)
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Youth Services Officer/Counsellor
  • Adult Residential Worker
  • Border Security (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Crisis Intervention Officer
  • Victim Services Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Law Enforcement Officer

Some employment opportunities require a Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC), meeting certain physical and health standards including vision, and/or a driving abstract.

 

Where you could work includes:

  • Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Attendance Centres, Victim Support Agencies, and Residential Facilities for Adults and Youth
  • School Boards
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Security Companies
  • University Police Departments
  • Court Security/Special Constables
  • Regional/Provincial/Federal Police Departments
  • Sworn/Civilian opportunities
  • Probation/Parole
  • Group homes
  • Non-profit agencies

Educational Pathways

 

Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
 

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.


Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree

See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Additional Information

  • Ideal for Pre-Justice graduates
  • Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended
  • Some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards, driving abstracts and health standards; including vision must be met
  • A recent Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) (Pardons are possible, seek legal counsel) and additional selection criteria may be used to assess applicants in this program
  • Applicants should be advised that employers require a Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC)
  • Applicants are advised that there are specific requirements that must be completed prior to participating in a co-op placement, and that it is their responsibility to ensure the requirements are met

Transformation Agenda

Learn skills in accordance with the “Transformation Agenda” meant to strengthen the corrections community in five major areas of change:

  1. offender accountability
  2. eliminating drugs in prison
  3. employability/employment
  4. physical infrastructure
  5. eliminating statutory release

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Domestic Canadian Students

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Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Email: intl.representatives@mohawkcollege.ca
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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