Thursday, May 27, 2010

Police Foundations Full-time Programs at Canadian College

In today's competitive job market, employers are seeking to hire graduates that are highly specialized and well trained. You can't afford to waste your time with an education that won’t help you get the job you want. At Centennial College, all our programs are geared for success.

As part of your program, you will not only learn how to use the latest cutting edge tools, but you will also learn how to apply the latest principles from business professionals. To compliment your classroom learning, you will also get hands-on experience in the labs.

Centennial's staff not only believe in providing students with the best teaching experience possible, but also to offer the best guidance and career advice.

Police foundations graduates are prepared for entry into careers in security and related occupations, and to pursue the additional training specific to careers in the various police and military forces. Successful graduates of the program have the ability to withstand pressure, communicate effectively, act as problem-solvers and have the ability to help people in the community. In addition, they have knowledge of current law enforcement methods, conflict resolution techniques, criminal proceedings, community policing principles and the experience necessary to carry out decisions which they can apply in further police training.

Centennial College expects students applying for admission to certificate or diploma programs to present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Academic Requirements
  • English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent
Non-academic Requirements
  • English proficiency will be considered in the admissions process
  • Program information session may be required
  • Applicants are advised that some program experiences may require a criminal reference check. Certain criminal convictions may disallow participation in these experiences and program completion may not be possible. Any questions regarding criminal reference checks may be directed to program coordinator by calling 416-289-5303.
Monetary Requirements
  • Tuition costs: $2,400 each year
  • Uniform fee: $400 extra
  • Textbooks for first year are approximately $1,000 and approximately $800 for second year
Standard Policing Requirements
Listed below are the criterion's necessary for a career in policing. Failure to meet these minimum standards will disqualify applicants from a career in policing, regardless of how successful they are in this program. Our faculty uses these requirements as counseling tools to guide applicants toward success. For specific information on these and other requirements, please contact the program coordinator.
  • No criminal record: To be considered for a career in policing, applicants must be of good moral character and habits. This means that they are individuals who other people look upon as being trustworthy and having integrity. Applicants for police services in Ontario must be able to pass a security clearance as well as a background investigation including CPIC, credit and reference checks.
  • A valid driver's license: Applicants must have a valid "G" driver's license before starting policing duties and a clean driving abstract (record). If applicants have driving violations, they cannot submit their application to police services until their driving demerit point accumulation is six points or less for permanent drivers and three points or less for probationary drivers.
  • First aid and/ or CPR certification: Applicants must possess a current standard first aid certificate and a Basic Rescuer (level C) CPR or equivalent certificate. Centennial’s Continuing Education department offers these courses throughout the year.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Vision: Vision requirements vary between agencies. Applicants are advised to check with individual agencies.
    • Hearing: Standard normal hearing (frequencies of 500 to 3000Hz).
    • Physical Fitness: Applicants must meet the minimum standards of the Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP) test

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