Advanced Security Management - 174

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
Develop an advanced level of skills and knowledge in the ever-changing industry of sophisticated and enhanced protection services.

Program Highlights

  • Training embedded within the program includes:
    • Canadian Firearms Safety and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety courses (PAL/RPAL)
    • Live-fire indoctrination on industry-specific firearms
    • Characteristics of Armed Persons seminar provided by members of the Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit
  • Simulated judgmental training systems and tactical scenario-based learning.
  • Work within a fully functional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).
  • Opportunity to acquire emergency management and industry demanded certificates.

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)

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Program delivery

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Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$781.08 $712.05
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$60.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $2,625.35 $2,625.35
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $3,466.43 $3,337.40
Total 1st Year Fees $6,803.83

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

2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,600.00 $8,600.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$60.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $9,110.00 $8,975.00
Total 1st Year Fees $18,085.00

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Additional Information


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 International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

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. 




Mohawk Pathways 

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Diploma programs are eligible to enroll into the Advanced Security Management program:

View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Your future career options

  • Protection Insurance Risk Management
  • Fraud and Breach of Security Forensics
  • Cyber and Organized Crime Investigations
  • Emergency Preparedness and Critical Incident Management
  • Municipal, Provincial, Federal and International Protection and Enforcement
  • Operational and Personal Security
  • Corporate Security Management
  • Loss Prevention/ Private Investigator
  • Incident and Risk Management
  • Business Continuity
  • Electronic Security Specialists
  • Protection and Investigation-Borders, Airports
  • Investigation and Evidence
  • Ministry Field Services

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.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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.

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Domestic Canadian Students

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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
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.

Accessible Learning Services

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Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Tracey Richardson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2021


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Additional Information

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