Advanced Security Management - 174

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Develop an advanced level of skills and knowledge in the ever-changing industries of protection and crisis management.

Program Highlights

  • Potential training opportunities include:
    • Canadian Firearms Safety and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety courses (PAL/RPAL)
    • ASP Baton and Handcuffing
    • Situation Awareness Specialist
  • Simulated judgmental training systems and tactical scenario-based learning.
  • Work within a fully functional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).
  • Work towards designations and acquire certification in industry recognised and desired skills
  • Gain a personalised understanding of fitness, health and general wellness needs for a successful career in the protection industry, while having the opportunity to prepare for industry standard fitness testing with experienced and respected trainers. 

What you'll learn

  • Examine computer investigative techniques, risk management, executive protection, threat assessments, intelligence gathering and analysis, and corporate asset protection.
  • Work towards designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Business Continuity Professional.
  • Experience practical exercises in advanced surveillance, close protection, intelligence gathering and event management.
  • Research the extensive, professional career opportunities available in a rapidly expanding industry to career and professional development.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)



Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • Minimum 2 year college diploma in Police Foundations, Community and Justice Services or Protection, Security and Investigation, Web Informatics or Security related field OR University Criminology degree OR Equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 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
  • Security or Private Investigation license recommended
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges

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

2022 - 2023 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$796.51$727.48
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$2,625.35$2,625.35
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$3,421.86$3,352.83
Total 1st Year Fees$6,774.69

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

2022 - 2023 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,770,00$8,770,00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester$9,220.00$9,145.00
Total 1st Year Fees$18,365.00

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.

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Financial Assistance

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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.

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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

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Use unique simulation and judgmental lab environment to increase decision-making and practical experience.

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

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

  • Fraud and Breach of Security Forensics
  • Cyber and Organized Crime Investigations
  • Emergency Preparedness and Critical Incident Management
  • Corporate Security Management
  • Loss Prevention/ Private Investigator
  • Incident and Risk Management
  • Business Continuity
  • Policing
  • Canada Border Services Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • CSIS

Where you could work includes:

  • Government Security including but not limited to Customs and Immigration, Natural Resources, Transportation and Fraud
  • Corporate Asset Protection and Intelligence
  • Financial Institutions (Fraud & Investigations)
  • Event Security
  • Personal Protection Services

Opportunities for grads

  • Canadian Firearms Safety and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety courses (PAL/RPAL)
  • Work towards designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Business Continuity Professional
  • Investigative interviewing certification
  • Situation Awareness Specialist Certificate
  • IMS 200 Training
  • Basic Emergency Management Certificate

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.

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

Transfer from

You can transfer to the Advanced Security Management - 174 from the following programs:

Receiving Program

Mohawk College makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of each transfer opportunity. Please note that changes may occur in program offerings, admission requirements, and transfer credits granted by the receiving institutions. We advise all students to check with the receiving institution directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Andrew Smith

"Through the Advanced Security Management program, I feel that I truly developed my existing skills, especially through the Fire Safety/Emergency Management and Professional Security Management courses. I find myself using the lessons I learned in the program in my current position as a Corporate Security Manager. If you are considering a career within the public or private security industry, I recommend taking this program to give you an edge."
Andrew Smith, 2008