Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

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.

When you graduate, you can choose to pursue your career goals or earn a second diploma in the law and justice program field, in just one additional year.  Please speak to your program coordinator for more details.

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 Police Foundations students participate in a wide variety of program related initiatives, in each semester, which foster essential competency skills.  In addition to this, students participate with volunteer organizations, in police related activities, to contribute to the community.

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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)


  • Grade 11 physical education (O)
  • Computer competency in relevant software

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Additional Information

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

1 Please note Academic Upgrading is only available for domestic students.

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2025
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2026

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

Program of Study for 2024-25 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
LAW 1010 Canadian Criminal Justice 3
FIT 1510 Physical Fitness and Wellness 2
PFP 1065 Community Policing I 2
POL 1500 Canadian Political Studies 3
PSY 1050 Introduction To Psychology I 3
SOC 1000 Introduction To Sociology 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 2
ENG 1126 Commun. Skills/Justice Students I 3
FIT 1501 Physical Fitness & Wellness II 2
LAW 1105 Ethics & Diversity Issues 3
LAW 3050 Youth In Conflict With Law 3
PFP 3010 Criminal And Civil Law 3
PSY 1106 Tactical Communication 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 3
FIT 1502 Physical Fit & Wellness III 2
PFP 3020 Criminal Code 3
PFP 3030 Police Powers 3
PFP 3040 Interviewing And Investigation 3
PFP 3065 Community Policing II 2
PSY 1003 Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health & Addictions 3
SOC 1210 Introduction To Criminology 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 4
FIT 1503 Physical Fitness & Wellness IV 2
PFP 1000 Career Options in Policing 3
PFP 4010 Provincial Offences 3
PFP 4020 Criminal Code And Federal Statutes 3
PFP 4040 Investigations And Evidence 3
PFP 4050 Conflict Management 3
PFP 4065 Community Policing III 3
PFP 4070 Traffic Management I & II 3
 Total Credits87

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


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 total cost of books in the program 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 are prepared for employment opportunities 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.