Diploma of Social Sciences
Duration: 5.5 semesters 8 week work term
The Criminology program exposes students to the nature and causes of crime, criminal behaviour, and the criminal justice system. Students will receive training in specialized areas of psychology and sociology, as well as experience in standard security practices so that valuable assistance may be provided to counselors and corrections staff. The goal of the program is to develop the skills in a graduate who will be well versed in the current philosophy of corrections on the provincial and national scenes.
Upon successful completion of the Criminology program graduates will be eligible (depending on specific hiring practices) to work in a variety of settings such as: community corrections; outreach/life skills programs; custodial facilities; private investigation; and, community residential centres. Criminology employment opportunities exist with government and private industry.
Graduates may work in such areas as addictions, community development, community service, youth facilities, mental health, women’s shelters, and uniformed services such as airport security/screening official, armored car service, deputy sheriff and correctional officer. Depending on specific hiring practices, additional training may be required, examples include deputy sheriff and correctional officer.
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High School Graduates or Equivalent
High School Graduates or equivalent are eligible for admission to the Criminology program. Students must complete an application form and provide a copy of High School, Adult Basic Education, or G.E.D. results. Criminology applicants should have a 60% average in 9 Level III credits including a 60% in 3rd level Academic English.
Mature students are eligible for admission to the Criminology program. These students must be 19 years of age or older, complete an application form, provide a copy of most recent marks, and write a Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) as arranged by Academy Canada.
Specific Entrance Requirements
Students must submit two written letters of reference (no personal references) and a Certificate of Conduct from their local Police Department.
Certificate of Conduct: Students must acquire a Certificate of Conduct for admission into this program. Students are solely accountable for any offences not uncovered by the investigation which may preclude the student from subsequent work terms or employment.
GATB Test: Students must also complete a GATB test administered by Academy Canada. Only GATB tests written within 12 months prior to the start of the program will be accepted, and the applicant will not be required to rewrite the test. However, this does not grant automatic admission into the program. GATB scores will be evaluated in relation to other applicants and will be placed on file. A personal interview must be arranged. These interviews will be set up by the Admissions Office and will be conducted before the consideration of acceptance into the program. Please note: For persons who have already written the GATB test within the 12 month period, it would be in their best interest to rewrite this test as it is based on maturity and development and could result in a higher score.
Opportunity For Advanced Standing
Academy Canada are pleased to provide Criminology program graduates an opportunity for advanced standing towards Cape Breton University's Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) program.
For more information, please visit the Opportunity For Advanced Standing page at http://www.academycanada.com/opportunity-for-advanced-standing/.
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