Correctional Studies

Change lives from within

Our intensive, two-year diploma will prepare you for a career in the correctional system, aiding individual offenders and those in conflict with the law in completing their sentences and returning to society. Because of the growing need, you may also have the opportunity to do justice working with young offenders as well. You’ll gain a well-balanced understanding of human relations, correctional law, crisis resolution and more as you receive the hands-on experience necessary to achieve success in this important industry. As an added bonus, all of our courses are available through distance learning on a full- or part-time basis to suit your pace and lifestyle.

Correctional Studies is right for you if you:

  • possess the leadership and interpersonal skills required to establish and maintain positive relationships with different types of people
  • have the ability to make quick and sound decisions
  • are able to work effectively as part of a team
  •  have good oral and written communication skills
  • are in good physical condition.

Making a difference

In just two years, you’ll have the knowledge and understanding necessary to help individuals make a change and rehabilitate their lives. You will also have a wealth of practical knowledge through the completion of practicums in real correctional environments. And, should you choose to expand your knowledge of this challenging field, upon completion of your diploma, you qualify for entry into the third year of our Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies. You can look forward to a rewarding career that works for you.

Correctional Studies: At-a-Glance
2 Years
September and January (on campus and online), May (online only)
All courses in the Correctional Studies diploma program are available through Online Learning.
Diploma in Correctional Studies
Lethbridge College, Athabasca University, University of Calgary, Griffith University (Australia)

There is an elective practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Applicants are advised they will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check prior to enrolling in the practicum. The existence of a criminal record may affect practicum placement and future employment prospects. The agencies reserve the right to determine who is considered a suitable candidate.

Correctional Studies - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 1$3,497$1,047$1,385
Year 2$3,426$1,013$867
• Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
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Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.329.7246
Office of the Chair:
• 403.382.6932
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3568

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