Criminal Justice - Policing

Are you cut out to do justice?

You can be part of the process that keeps streets safe with the Criminal Justice - Policing program. Our intensive, two-year diploma will give you the skills and knowledge you need to make an impact in this vital field. You’ll learn from qualified instructors with real policing experience, covering topics ranging from criminal and procedural law to ethics and criminology. You’ll also gain valuable instruction regarding interviewing, courtroom procedures, conflict management, and investigative techniques.

Criminal Justice - Policing is right for you if you:

  • possess strong moral character and values
  • are passionate about helping people
  • can work with all kinds of people in a variety of situations
  • are physically fit
  • are able to use your own initiative and work with minimum supervision
  • can work as part of a team
  • have good oral and written communication

Prepared to protect

Contrary to what the media would have you believe, a career in policing isn’t just about drama and action. Most times, it’s about providing the guidance necessary to hold together the fabric of a community. We’ll make sure you have plenty of choices for gaining experience through practicums in several areas including policing, security and corrections. All of our courses are available through distance learning on a full- or part-time basis to suit your pace and lifestyle. And, if you wish to continue your educational pursuits, your Policing diploma will allow you to transfer into the third year of our Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies program. Whatever your decision you can be guaranteed of a long-lasting career that makes a difference in society. 

Criminal Justice - Policing: At-a-Glance
2 Years
September, January, May
All courses In the Criminal Justice-Policing diploma program are available through Online Learning.
Diploma in Criminal Justice - Policing
Lethbridge College, Athabasca University, Mount Royal University, Griffith University (Australia)

There is an elective practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. Refusal by the student to accept by way of legal contract these terms and conditions will prevent the student from participating in the practicum experience.

We will encourage you to take advantage of a wide range of practicum opportunities. You can test your skills in the workplace with practicums in policing, security, corrections, and other related justice fields. You will leave the program with a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and a valuable range of practical skills and abilities.

Criminal Justice - Policing Cost Estimate
2016-17 Academic YearTuition*FeesBooks & Supplies*
Year 1$4,107$1,105$1,540
Year 2$3,848$1,013$1,285
* International students pay a differential tuition fee but all other costs are the same as those charged domestic students, see detailed costs.
* 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.
Criminal Justice Colleges | Criminal Justice Diplomas | Criminal Justice Program

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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