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Program-at-a-glance
Length of Study

Full time (on campus): 2 years
Distance: up to 7 years

Study Options

Full time:
• On campus
• Distance

Part time:
• Distance

Credential Granted

Diploma

Intake(s)

Full time (on campus):
• Fall term (September)

Full/Part time (distance):
• Fall term (September)
• Winter term (January)

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Workplace Learning

Field Placement

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Transferability

Transfer agreements exist for many institutions, including:

Grant MacEwan University:
• Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration

Athabasca University:
• Bachelor of Professional Arts (Criminal Justice)

Events
Nov 24 2014
A panel discussion with local researchers and criminology practitioners in Edmonton exploring the issues raised by the #MMIW movement.

A career in corrections and criminal justice is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with people, make a difference and challenge yourself. Graduates of the Correctional Services program work with adults and at-risk youth in all areas of the Canadian criminal justice system including:

  • Probation offices
  • Parole offices
  • Provincial correctional centres
  • Federal prisons
  • Halfway houses
  • Group homes
  • Police services
  • Canadian border security
  • Restorative justice programs

Apply Your Knowledge

Graduates of the Correctional Services program are qualified professionals who contribute to community safety through a great career.

The Correctional Services program provides you with a comprehensive theoretical and practical education, which will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience that a justice professional needs. The program provides foundational knowledge in:

  • Criminal justice policy and legislation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interviewing and counselling
  • Criminology, law and restorative justice
  • Psychology and sociology
  • Diversity issues
  • Case management
  • Report writing
  • Assessment