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Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne

Prepare for safety and security roles in a variety of industries such as mining, education, casino, energy, retail, medical, residential, and entertainment. As a graduate, you'll have the ability to immediately begin working in the field.

You will learn to communicate effectively with all types of people in both peaceful and conflict situations, as well as how to conduct effective patrols, manage movement of people and vehicles, utilize electronic security equipment, and manage access control. You will also learn to become an experienced note taker and to conduct investigations, collect evidence when appropriate, make arrests when necessary, write informative reports regarding your actions, and provide evidence as expected.

You will be exposed to supervisory expectations, budgeting, health and safety, unions, and media interaction. Managing risk and responding in emergencies will round out your educational experience.

Additional Information

During your studies, you may obtain the following additional certifications:

  • Emergency First Aid and CPR Level A Certificate

  • Safe Talk Certificate

  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Certificate

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certificate

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Certificate

  • Accessible Customer Service for Emergency Responders Certificate

  • Incident Management System 100 Certificate

  • Ontario Security Guard License

  • Ontario Private Investigators License

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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) or (U)


  • Computer competency in relevant software

Additional 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.


Program Delivery

2021 -2022

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1  Fall 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2  Winter 2022

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

Program of Study for 2021-22 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 1200 Security & Communities 3
SEC 2322 Security Guard Private Inv. Duties 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 Interpersonal & Tactical Response 3
SEC 1002 Personal Safety Techniques 3
SEC 1205 Investigations and Evidence 3
SEC 2400 Conflict Management 3
SEC 2421 Security Management 3
One General Education course. 1 3
 Total Credits42


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 estimated cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Security guard and private investigation firms

  • Casinos

  • Various provincial ministries

Furthering Your Studies

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

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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