Maintain law and order with a job in corporate security

From concerts to hospitals, safety and security plays a crucial role in diverse industries like mining, education, casino, energy, retail, medical, residential, and entertainment. You’ll learn to communicate effectively with different types of people in situations of both conflict and calm and manage the movement of people and vehicles. 

Explore how to conduct patrols and investigations, utilize security equipment, collect evidence, take notes, and make arrests. As a graduate, you’ll be able to walk off the campus and into a job armed with additional credentials in non-violent crisis intervention, suicide intervention, and mental health first aid. 

Program highlights

  • Earn certifications as part of your coursework, such as safeTALK, Emergency First Aid and CPR Level A, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, and more 
  • Prepares you to write the Ontario Security Guard License and Ontario Private Investigators License exams 
  • Job opportunities available in a wide variety of industries 
  • Option to continue into the second year to complete the PSIP – Protection, Security & Investigation (PSIP) diploma program 

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
SEC 1001 Note Taking and Report Writing 3
SEC 1004 Private Investigating and Specialized Services 3
SEC 2322 Security Guard Private Inv. Duties 3
SEC 4000 Career Options 3
SEC 2410 Security Guard: Powers of Arrest 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 2
LAW 1105 Ethics & Diversity Issues 3
PSY 1106 Tactical Communication 3
SEC 1002 Personal Safety Techniques 3
SEC 1205 Investigations and Evidence 3
SEC 2400 Crisis Deescalation 3
SEC 2421 Security Management 3
One General Education course. 1 3
 Total Credits42

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

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) or (U)

Additional admissions requirements

A criminal record check may be required for field trips and placement opportunities. A criminal record can be a serious impediment to employment in this field.


  • Computer competency in relevant software

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025

Specific program pathway

Students successfully completing the Corporate Safety and Security program may enter directly into the second year of the Protection, Security, and Investigation program.

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information. 

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Security guard and private investigation firms
  • Casinos
  • Various Governmental Agencies

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.