“Some superheroes don’t wear capes: they are called corrections officers.” Unknown
- Caring and patient
- Looking to make a difference
- Passionate about helping society
- Professional and approachable
Does graduating from this program mean I can only be a police officer?Not at all! Graduates are eligible to apply for careers in Provincial and Federal Corrections, Police Departments, Canada Border Services Agency, Military Police, Sheriff’s Department, By-Law Enforcement Officers and Security Firms – there’s so many choices, but all of them provide rewarding, challenging, and respected careers.
What will I learn during this program?Our Policing and Corrections Foundation Program provides hands-on practical experience and training in:
- Police Procedures: investigating procedures, vehicle stop, use of force, fingerprinting, warrants, forensics, etc.
- Corrections Procedures: search and restraint, inmate movement, prison sub-cultures, etc.
- Emergency Response.
- Use of Force Simulation Training.
- Self-Defense, Arrest, and Control Techniques.
- Courses in Values, Ethics, The Charter, The Law, Sociology, Psychology
- Volunteer activities in the community to practice your skills.
- Physical Fitness and Preparedness including PARE testing (RCMP, Sheriff Department, Provincial Corrections requirement), regular drill, and daily fitness exercises.
Will I be fully prepared for my career by taking this program?
Real life experienceWhile there are plenty of hands-on opportunities during the 9 months of this program, there is no substitution for real-life experience. Students take part in a 12-week Practicum placement to gain this experience.
Can this program help me achieve my goal of a university degree?Oulton has partnered with Crandall University here in Moncton to allow students in this program to transfer credits toward their Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management. You can earn both a diploma and a degree in as little as 3 years, all while working and gaining valuable experience! Term: September – August Practicum: 12 weeks
Career Choices:Our Policing and Corrections Foundation Program produces graduates who are ready to make a positive contribution to their community.
- Provincial and Federal Corrections Officers
- Private Investigators/Security
- Security Firms
- Sheriff’s department
- Canadian Border Services Agency
- By-law enforcement officer
You Will Learn:
- Emergency Responses
- Search Warrants
- Powers of Arrest
- Arrest and Control Techniques
- Correctional Operations
- Grade 12 Diploma, Adult Diploma or GED
- 19 years of age prior to commencement of Practicum
- Valid driver’s license
- Photocopy of birth certificate or proof of Canadian citizenship
- Meeting with an Admissions Advisor
- Acceptance by the Admissions Committee
- Completion of the Pre-Enrollment Package
*Candidates under the age of 19 years of age may apply but may be limited to placement opportunities.Unless they have completed a minimum of three years of study at a school where English is the language of instruction, international students whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency:
- CAEL – minimum score of 60
- IELTS – 6.0 with no individual score lower than 5.5
- TOEFL (IBT) – 80, with no individual score lower than 18
- MELAB – minimum score of 80
- Duolinguo – minimum score of 55
- Cambridge English – minimum score of 169
- Pearson Test of English – minimum score of 50