Advanced Police Studies - 226
- Hands-on training by experienced faculty, former police officers and law enforcement professionals.
- Experiential opportunities with local police services.
- Exposure to police recruiters from across the province.
- Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the industry fitness level standard.
What you'll learn
- Practice intelligence led policing, crime scene management, suspect detection and apprehension.
- Apply accountable, ethical and effective professional practices when interacting with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds during judgmental training scenarios.
- Best practice principles and manage risks in law enforcement.
- Enhance communication, team-building and behavioural interviewing skills.
- Interviewing and investigation techniques used during interactions with suspects, witnesses, and special victims.
- Assistance provided in obtaining certification and training in:
- Mental Health First Aid
- Human Trafficking
- Advanced Drug Awareness
- Close Protection Training
- Critical Incident Response Training
- Private Investigator and/or Security Guard Training
- CPR, First Aid and AED
- Canadian Firearms Safety and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (PAL/RPAL)
- Develop effective problem solving, critical decision making, note-taking and report writing skills, particularly in evidence gathering and arrest.
1 academic year (period of 8 months)
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Learn about program delivery terms.
- Minimum two year College diploma in Police Foundations or Protection Security and Investigation or related field
- University degree in Criminology or other related field
- Combination of education and work experience deemed equivalent by the College
- Some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards, driving abstracts and health standards, including vision, must be met
- A Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) and additional selection criteria may be used to assess applicants in this program (Pardons are possible, seek legal counsel)
- Applicants should be advised that employers require a Police Criminal Record Check
- Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language or you have earned the equivalent of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or post-secondary education outside of Canada, you will be required to provide proof of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic overall band of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
- TOEFL iBT 80, no band less than 20
- TOEFL Paper-based, overall score 550
- CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment), 70
- PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic 58
- CLBPT (Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test), overall score 7, no band less than 7
- Completion of level 8 of the General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (GAS-EAP). Placement in the GAS-EAP program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS Academic
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Tuition and Fees
2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Compulsory Ancillary Fees
Compulsory Program Fees
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$3,440.01||$3,383.81|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$6,823.82|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
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2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees
Program Compulsory Fees
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$9,245.00||$9,170.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$18,415.00|
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Course Overview & Descriptions
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How you'll gain skills
- Through interactive practical scenario training using state-of-the-art facilities:
- Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.
- Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project.
- Work with an organization or business in a classroom setting to solve real-life industry projects.
To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning.
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.
Your future career options
- Police Officers
- Crisis Prevention and Response
- Crime Scene Management and Analysis
- Peace Officer
- CBSA Officer (Canada Border Services Agency)
Where you could work includes:
- Police Services: Municipal, Regional, Provincial, First Nations, R.C.M.P. and Military
- Provincial and Federal Law Enforcement
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. *
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
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