About this program

Start Date

September 2024



Program Length

Two years



Ontario College Diploma

Canadore College

About the program

This program prepares students for a rewarding and challenging career working with youth and adults in crisis. Students gain a working knowledge of the law, criminology, victimology and human behaviour. Benefit from practical workshops in conflict resolution, mental health first aid, hostage negotiating, and forensics. The CJS program is a second credential program that allows program graduates to enter into the second year of Police Foundations and Mental Health and Addictions Worker programs. Contact a program coordinator to learn more.

Semester 1

SLJ101 Introduction to Canadian Criminal Justice
SLJ102 Criminology
SLJ105 Canadian Government & Public Administration
SLJ106 Community and Social Services
PSY100 Foundations in Psychology
SOC100 Foundations in Sociology
CMM125 College Communications I

Semester 2

CJS101 Correctional Programming
PSY240 Foundations of Psychology 2
CLT100 Canadas First People
SLJ305 Youth in Conflict
SLJ207 Conflict Management & Crisis Intervention
HUM200 Group Dynamics
GENED General Education Elective

Semester 3

CJS151 Programming & Community Development
CJS201 Special Topics: Diverse Client Groups
CJS205 Introduction to Management Techniques
CJS210 Principles of Community Re-Integration
CJS155 Correctional Administration
CJS160 Interviewing & Counselling Techniques
PFN100 Personal Finance (in-class)

Semester 4

SLJ408 Career Fitness Testing (7 weeks)
CJS250 Field Placement Integration
CJS251 Placement Workshops (7 weeks)


Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and ENG4C/ENG4U, equivalent, or mature student test.

Are you missing program prerequisites?

Are you missing prerequisites for a program? We can help! SGEI offers common prerequisite courses during the summer, or we can arrange for you to complete a test to enter the program. All you have to do is apply, and we will be in touch with you.


  • Tuition (Year 1): $3484.24 (estimated)
  • Tuition (Year 2): $3554.24 (estimated)
  • Textbooks: $1825 (estimated)

Funding opportunities

If you need assistance funding your education, visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about bursaries, grants, OSAP and more.

Meet your coordinator(s)

Our dedicated program coordinators are here to help you succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

Rhonda Miller

Kenora campus
(807) 468-3096

Have questions? Connect with a coordinator!

Have questions about this program? Contact a coordinator directly or submit your question(s) below and a program coordinator will reach out to you.

Career options

CJS graduates may expect to find work as:

  • Program development facilitator
  • Youth worker
  • Restorative justice worker
  • Policing
  • Correctional officer
  • Crisis intervention officer
  • Emergency response team officer
  • Canine unit officer
  • Court liaison officer/bailiff


I loved the hands on experience and the way the instructors always had your best interest at heart.
Aurora McRitchie
SGEI Student

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