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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

Part time:
• Distance

Credential Granted

Diploma

Intake(s)

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

Part time (distance):
• Fall term (September)

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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
Oct 17 2019
This presentation will highlight how far we’ve come in providing victims of image based abuse with recourse and how far we have left to go.
Nov 2 2019
Visit our friendly admissions staff to see if you qualify for early acceptance.
Nov 2 2019
Discover what you’ll study, admission requirements and career opportunities.

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