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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Cambrian’s blend of in-class assignments, scenario training, fitness components, and community work complement topics covered by the Ontario Police College and assist in preparing you for potential employment with a police service.

Extensive involvement in community initiatives, training with the Ontario Provincial Police, and participation in crime prevention projects with the Greater Sudbury Police Service offer you opportunities to network and volunteer within the community alongside working professionals. Further interaction with currently serving officers is provided as all local police agencies are represented within the program's part-time faculty.

Also, your theoretical knowledge will continually be put into practice in the program's scenario room where you are required to perform practical demonstrations, and various physical fitness courses and testing procedures that simulate industry testing are offered in each semester, providing opportunities to practice meeting requirements of applicant testing.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters

  • Guest speakers from municipal, provincial, and national law enforcement agencies

  • Physical fitness integrated throughout the program to prepare you for the police academy fitness test

  • Hands-on training in Cambrian’s scenario room that includes three replica jail cells

  • Community policing opportunities where you’ll work alongside the Greater Sudbury Police Service in the community

  • Fast-track options to complete other Cambrian Justice programs when you graduate

4D Learning Opportunities

Cambrian College Community Justice Association (CCCJA) – Join this volunteer, student-run organization and get hands-on experience working for various community and organizations while making valuable industry connections.

Teddy Bear Picnic Fundraiser – Each year Police Foundations students run the Teddy Bear Picnic, where donated teddy bears are auctioned off to raise funds for pediatric research.

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How to Apply

Law and Justice

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)

  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C),(U), or (M)


  • Grade 11 physical education (O)

  • Computer competency in relevant software

Additional Information

  • A criminal record check may be required for volunteer initiatives.


Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2018
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2019
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2020

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002College Communications 3
FIT 1500Physical Fitness And Wellness I 3
LAW 1010Canadian Criminal Justice 3
PFP 1065Community Policing I 2
POL 1500Canadian Political Studies 3
PSY 1050Introduction To Psychology I 3
SOC 1000Introduction To Sociology 3
The following General Education course:  3
Media and Current Events 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 2
ENG 1126Commun. Skills/Justice Students I 3
FIT 1501Physical Fitness Wellness II 2
LAW 1105Ethics Diversity Issues 3
LAW 3050Youth In Conflict With Law 3
PFP 3010Criminal And Civil Law 3
PSY 1106Interpersonal Tactical Response 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Truth and Reconciliation 3
Dementia 3
Positive Psychology 3
Human Sexuality 3
Intro to Indigenous Studies 3
 Term Credits: 20
Semester 3
FIT 1502Physical Fit Wellness III 2
PFP 3020Criminal Code 3
PFP 3030Police Powers 3
PFP 3040Interviewing And Investigation 3
PFP 3065Community Policing II 2
PSY 1003Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health Addictions 3
SOC 1210Introduction To Criminology 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Truth and Reconciliation 3
Dementia 3
Positive Psychology 3
Human Sexuality 3
Intro to Indigenous Studies 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 4
FIT 1503Physical Fitness Wellness IV 2
PFP 1000Career Options in Policing 3
PFP 4010Provincial Offences 3
PFP 4020Criminal Code And Federal Statutes 3
PFP 4040Investigations And Evidence 3
PFP 4050Conflict Management 3
PFP 4065Community Policing III 3
PFP 4070Traffic Management I II 3
 Term Credits: 23
 Total Credits: 88


Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,200. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Cambrian College has been offering programs in law enforcement for 40 years. As an established postsecondary institution, Cambrian College is well recognized by employers. Our graduates may find employment with municipal, provincial, and federal police forces. Graduates may also find employment in:

  • Areas of corrections

  • Youth work

  • Private investigation

  • Insurance investigation

  • Military police

  • Customs and excise

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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