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Criminology

Your role as a criminologist is to predict and prevent future criminal behaviour. Pursue a career in the corrections and community services field with a criminology program.

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    Type

    Diploma

    Duration

    69 Weeks

    Internship

    6 Weeks

    Program Outline

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    About The Program

    The Criminology diploma program provides the opportunity to pursue a 6-week field placement for hands-on experience and to build a professional network. Criminology jobs include working alongside the government, law enforcement, judicial institutions, correctional institutions, social workers, and educational institutions.

    Career Opportunities

    The Criminology program will qualify grads to pursue positions within Community Corrections Programs for Youth and Adults, Youth Custody Facilities, Security-Related Agencies, Adult Community Residential Centers and OutReach/Cognitive Life Skills Programs.

    Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

    • Admiral Investigations 
    • Canadian Deaf and Blind Association 
    • Charlotte Reddon Group Homes 
    • Fredericton International Airport 
    • Corrections Canada 
    • Salvation Army

    Salary

    87 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 21

    Average Wage/hr**

    $ 32

    High Wage/hr**

    *Employment Rate based on 2019 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.

    Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

    NOC Code: 4212 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar and based on Nova Scotia data. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in July 2021.

    Available Learning Options

    At Eastern College, you can choose the learning option that meets your needs. This program is currently available in:

    In-Class

    Instructor-led classes held in-person at one or more of our 4 campuses.

    Criminology

    Duration: 69 Weeks

    Internship: 6 Weeks

    Program Outline NS

    Hybrid

    Instructor-led classes on a set schedule held remotely on video over the Internet, with some courses delivered in-person at one of our 4 campuses.

    Criminology

    Duration: 69 Weeks

    Internship: 6 Weeks

    Program Outline NB

    Program Details

    Would you like to provide valuable assistance to counsellors, corrections staff and law enforcement? Eastern College offers studies in Criminology to help prepare students with the skills required to aid in the rehabilitative process employed by Canada’s correctional system.

    Criminology courses involve the scientific study of crime, criminals, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system. This diverse program covers basic psychology, sociology, and criminology studies in tandem with a theoretical and hands-on look at the criminal justice system. Whether helping in the daily management of an incarceration facility or assisting offenders on their journey to recovery, government-initiated programs and facilities are always on the lookout for talented new graduates that can help with this critical arm of the justice system. You will be introduced to the philosophy of corrections, theories of correctional practice and an understanding of prison and correctional systems. Criminology is not to be confused with criminalistics (also known as forensic science), which is the application of scientific principles and techniques relating to the collection, examination, and analysis of physical evidence.

    Students enrolled in the program receive: 

    • Series of seminars and workshops
    • Industry standard certificates

    If you are passionate about social issues and making a change in society, then the criminology program may be the right choice for you. As a criminologist, your role is to predict and prevent future criminal behaviour resulting in crime reduction and safer communities.

    Course Listings: Nova Scotia
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    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Abnormal Psychology
    This course provides you with an introduction to maladaptive behaviours and their individual and societal ramifications. You will develop a basic understanding of the mental status exam, behavioural assessments, neurological testing processes, and central nervous system. Subsequently, you will apply this information to develop an understanding of the integrative approach and how it is applied in abnormal psychology. You will examine the historical development and theoretical frameworks of abnormal psychology so that classification, assessment, and comprehension of specific disorders may be applied to real-life case studies. You will complete a case study integrating course content and demonstrating your ability to apply abnormal psychology to real-life scenarios.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Behaviour Modification
    Behaviour modification is a technique that promotes positive changes in behaviour. This module places strong emphasis on defining problems in terms of behaviours that can be measured. You will chart behaviour and the progress of your intervention through daily behavioural modification applications. You will learn the benefits of altering client behaviour patterns through positive and negative reinforcement, understanding response class, and intervention techniques. You will be assessed on your ability to integrate and apply course material by assessing, charting, analyzing, practicing prevention techniques, and creating an action plan for behaviour modification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Canadian Criminology
    Within this course, you will develop an awareness of the criminal justice system from a criminological perspective. You will gain an understanding of the framework on which the Canadian criminal justice system is built, this includes crime, policing, court system, sentencing, corrections for males, females and youths, and rehabilitation and reintegration. This will give you the foundation on from which further criminology modules can be decisively analyzed, critiqued, and understood. As part of your assessment, you will lead a seminar to enhance presentation and facilitation skills.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Corrections in Criminal Justice
    This module will provide students with a clear understanding of the important role corrections play in the Canadian criminal justice system. You will examine sentencing, the history of corrections, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, conditional release options, and their impact on corrections. In addition, you will then investigate specific programming options, offender classifications, persistent criminogenic factors both dynamic and static, and the impact on offender, inmate, and correctional populations. To that end, the Federal Correctional System, the Parole system, and use of authority in the correctional and reintegration systems will be explored. You will undertake a thorough examination of international and Canadian Human Rights, abuse of power, and wrongful conviction cases to understand the history of corrections, and an awareness of best practices to be applied in the study of criminology. The evaluations of this course examine ethics and special populations in corrections with the opportunity to develop further knowledge through a research paper and presentation. As part of this module, you will be assessed on your understanding of special populations, ethics of the Standford Prison Experiment as they relate to corrections today, and a research topic of your choice on corrections.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Current Issues in Criminology
    Current Issues in Criminology is the most fluid and evolving module in Eastern College’s Criminology program. On a daily basis, you will examine real-life cases, news stories, and legislative changes that relate to criminology. You are expected to integrate and apply program knowledge to individuals, society, and the Canadian criminal justice system. To that end, you will research and analyze current events and identify trends in Canadian criminology, such as the death penalty, Black Lives Matter, Idle No More, criminal justice reform, and early interventions. As part of this module, you will complete a research paper and presentation on a current issue where you analyze and apply criminology theories to real-life cases.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Procedures and Administration in Criminal Justice
    Procedures and Administration of Criminal Justice is designed to give you an overview of the criminal justice system through an integrative lens of the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. You will explore the history, development, the application, policing, the judiciary and corrections, and how they form the backbone of Canada’s modern system of jurisprudence under the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. You will challenge both yours and societal understanding of key criminal justice issues to understand the advocacy role required in criminology for individuals, institutions, and programming. For this module, you will be expected to participate in daily classroom discussions and debates relating to the Charter of Rights and its application in the administration of criminal justice in Canada.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
    This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
    This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Part I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Part I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness
    The emphasis on this module will be to identify local minorities in the Atlantic Provinces and to examine the various norms, practices, and values. You will gain an understanding and sensitivity to the issues surrounding Indigenous peoples in Canada, immigrant families, and other vulnerable populations. You will discuss and demonstrate the awareness of subcultures in our society. You will also identify the social issues and challenges facing minorities and subcultures. As part of this module, you will create a brochure or pamphlet on services and resources available to refugees and immigrants. You will be assessed on your awareness of economic, cultural, religious, social, and gender diversity, as well as marginalized populations.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Digital Literacy for Professionals
    This course has four units that introduces you to the fundamental concepts and principles of learning and working in a digital environment. The first unit introduces you to using devices and handling information with topics on operating systems (Windows, MAC, and Linux), computer organization (folder management and naming conventions), cloud storage (including Microsoft OneDrive), types of web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari), and fundamental troubleshooting. In the second unit, you will become familiar with creating and editing information through learning about file formats (pdf, mp4, docx), productivity (including iWork and Microsoft Office Suite) and creativity (Adobe, Canva, iMovie) platforms, and basic introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The third unit on communicating and collaborating will introduce you to web conferencing applications (Slack, Zoom, Microsoft Teams), mail applications (including Microsoft Outlook and Gmail,), project management tools (Trello, Asana), and time management tools (including Todoist, Outlook Calendar, and iCal), and building rapport virtually. In the final unit, you will gain an understanding on netiquette, cybersecurity, and digital wellness. After completing this course, you will have enhanced digital literacy skills as a professional in the working and learning environment.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Forensic Psychology
    This module is designed to introduce you to the scientific study of behaviours, mental health, and mental processes. Additionally, it will provide you a thorough grounding in different types of psychology, and the role psychology plays in understanding the interplay between psychological conditions and human behaviour. You will recognize the application of psychology in selecting police officers for the Academy and the creation of various screening tests, such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI). You will learn about psychological and racial profiling, psychopathy, recidivism, line-ups, polygraphs, false confessions, interrogation techniques, legislation pertaining to criminal insanity and the death-penalty debate. We will discuss domestic violence, false memories, confidence games, different types of power, different types of crisis and phases of crisis, aggravating and mitigating factors. Additionally, the following types of offenders will also be covered within this module: types of sex-offenders, hostage takers, organized versus disorganized criminals, serial killers, mass killers and spree killers. Finally, you will discuss rape myths, types of rapists, jury psychology, jury bias and stress and eye-witness testimonies. This course covers the outlined topics in the context of Canadian cases.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Field Placement
    You will complete a six-week placement at the end of the program at a field appropriate site. Sites may include schools, non-profit agencies, addiction centres, police stations, and Federal Halfway Houses. Potential roles you may shadow are outreach workers, correctional officers, police officers, client support workers, security officers, shelter workers, and residential/group home workers. You may also have the opportunity to work in criminal justice or security related fields as they pertain to sheriff services, child protection, and victim services/restorative justice. You will demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have attained throughout the program, including behaviour modification, interventions, and proper decorum. You will have the opportunity to apply and integrate documentation skills and legislative knowledge.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills
    This module is intended to give students counselling knowledge such that they may work constructively with a professional counsellor and function effectively in initial contact with clients. Students will learn to apply the ethical and legal principles of counselling and be able to demonstrate basic counselling skills and techniques. You will complete daily activities on MindTap, as well as live scenarios. You will also practice positioning, decorum, safety techniques, encouraging clients to share information and learn to take initiative in their own lives. The Privacy Act will also be discussed in terms of what is protected under the act and safe information sharing.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Criminology
    The Canadian criminal justice system is a complex, dynamic, and ever-changing system. How the various components of the system operate and the extent to which they are successful in preventing and responding to crime and criminal offenders affects not only the general public, but also criminal justice personnel. This module is designed to provide a concise overview of how the system works and the critical issues that surround each stage of the process. As part of your assessment, you will complete end-of-chapters as knowledge checks.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Sociology
    Sociology is the study of society. This module provides students with a fundamental background into sociological study, focusing on identifying, explaining, and interpreting patterns and processes of human social relations. By analyzing theoretical approaches to sociological issues, the students will be able to discuss and rationalize complex material with a “sociological imagination” and apply a practical sociological perspective to many different contexts. The information in this module will serve as the introduction to major sociological and criminological theories from differing perspectives, such as feminists, conflict, and so on.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Personal Fitness
    This module will provide students with the education to evaluate their own health and wellness and enable them to design a lifestyle plan that will help prevent injury in the workplace along with aiding them in living healthy lifestyles. We will also discuss mental well-being and the importance of self-care. Creating awareness of the dangers of addiction and stress-based health conditions within the criminological field. You will engage in discussions throughout this course relating to health, wellness, and personal fitness, both mental and physical.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Provincial Statutes
    This module is designed to familiarize students with the statutes most relevant to their line of work. This module will provide students the opportunity not only to become familiar with these acts but will also assist them to become acquainted with understanding the “legal language” used in the statutes. You will choose, read, analyze, and summarize a piece of provincial legislation with the purpose of teaching your peers the main points and facilitating discussion. You will also gain perspective by creating learning material for your peers to enhance their learning experience, as well as, leading a discussion around the shortcomings and strengths of the legislation as it pertains to criminology.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Psychology of Addictions for Criminology
    This module is designed to provide students with an extensive analysis of the psychology of addictions. There have been a number of major advances in our understanding of addictive disorders. The aim of the module is to allow students insight into the discoveries in the field of substance abuse tempered with the fact that the faculty of addictive medicine is ever changing. Foundations in the area of substance abuse and applicable terminology will provide students a basis from which current information can be effectively and accurately critiqued. Common addictions, as well as the individual and familial consequences, will be discussed. Within this module, you will create and run a seminar enlightening your peers on a particular topic based around addictions and interventions.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Software Lab - Presentations
    This software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft PowerPoint. Students learn a comprehensive set of skills centered around the creation of attractive, professional-looking presentations. Students learn how to effectively use and format animations, transitions, pictures, audio, video, charts and tables, as well incorporate speaker notes and annotations into their presentations.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Software Lab - Word Processing
    This software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft Word, and builds on the skills introduced in Computer Fundamentals. Students learn a comprehensive set of skills, with coverage including formatting text for layout and appearance, formatting document sections, using styles, working with header/footer content, inserting and formatting tables, graphics and pictures, working with templates and themes, using advanced editing features, and working with mailing tools.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Sociology of Deviance
    This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the principles of deviance, conformity, and social control. Students will examine theoretical models and substantive issues from the world today. Students will look at a variety of theories and topics in a sociocultural context, reflecting on their own attitudes to deviance and conformity, how their experience has shaped these beliefs, and how this knowledge will impact their work in criminology. You will expand on an area of deviance that can be researched and create knowledge and understanding between deviance and conformity.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Student Success Strategies
    In this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.
    Course Listings: New Brunswick
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    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Abnormal Psychology
    This module provides students with an extensive overview of maladaptive behaviour and its individual and societal ramifications. Students will appreciate that personal characteristics and experiences engendered by the social environment produce a unique combination of vulnerability and resilience that influences how well an individual functions under particular circumstances. Historical development and theoretical frameworks of abnormal psychology will be analyzed and discussed so that classification, assessment and comprehension of specific disorders will be accessible to students.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Behaviour Modification
    Behaviour modification is a technique that promotes positive changes in behaviour. This module places strong emphasis on defining problems in terms of behaviour(s) that can be measured in a specific way. It also identifies changes in the behavioural measure of the problem as the best indicator of the extent to which the problem is being helped. Students will learn the benefits of altering a patient’s behaviour patterns in order to minimize self-defeating trends and heighten productivity and self-satisfaction.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Canadian Criminology
    This module provides the student with an awareness of various aspects of the criminal justice system from a criminological perspective. This perspective will provide the foundation from which content in subsequent criminology modules can be decisively analyzed and critiqued.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Corrections in Criminal Justice
    This module will provide a clear understanding of where corrections fit in the Canadian criminal justice system. Beginning with an introduction to the philosophy of corrections, the elements and theories of correctional practice will be analyzed and discussed so that students will realize an adequate understanding of specific prison systems. A critique of correctional practice and community agencies/resources in the correctional continuum will provide students with insight into future trends in correctional objectives. Students will also discuss the duty to act fairly in correctional settings and examine features of the inmate subculture.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Current Issues in Criminology
    Current Issues in Criminology is the most fluid and evolving module in Eastern College's Criminology program. Students become conversant and knowledgeable in Canadian criminology issues by utilizing their skills in researching, accessing and identifying these trends.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Procedures & Administration of Criminal Justice
    This module will provide students with a broad knowledge of the criminal justice system, its history, its development, the various facets of its operation and those acts that form the backbone of our system of jurisprudence. Students will obtain a good understanding of the flow of criminal matters through the Canadian criminal justice system.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Youth Criminal Justice
    This module is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the history, development, and current practices of young offender legislation in Canada. Topics include the evolution of law, an analysis of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and its application as well as legal provisions for dealing with youth in conflict with the law.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
    This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
    This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Part I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Part I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Cultural Awareness
    The emphasis in this module will be to identify local minorities in the Atlantic Provinces and to examine the various norms, practices and values. Students will also gain an understanding and sensitivity to the issues surrounding Aboriginal peoples in Canada, immigrant families, and other vulnerable populations. Students will also discuss and demonstrate the awareness of subcultures in our society and social issues and challenges facing minorities and subcultures.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Digital Literacy for Professionals
    This course has four units that introduces you to the fundamental concepts and principles of learning and working in a digital environment. The first unit introduces you to using devices and handling information with topics on operating systems (Windows, MAC, and Linux), computer organization (folder management and naming conventions), cloud storage (including Microsoft OneDrive), types of web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari), and fundamental troubleshooting. In the second unit, you will become familiar with creating and editing information through learning about file formats (pdf, mp4, docx), productivity (including iWork and Microsoft Office Suite) and creativity (Adobe, Canva, iMovie) platforms, and basic introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The third unit on communicating and collaborating will introduce you to web conferencing applications (Slack, Zoom, Microsoft Teams), mail applications (including Microsoft Outlook and Gmail,), project management tools (Trello, Asana), and time management tools (including Todoist, Outlook Calendar, and iCal), and building rapport virtually. In the final unit, you will gain an understanding on netiquette, cybersecurity, and digital wellness. After completing this course, you will have enhanced digital literacy skills as a professional in the working and learning environment.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Forensic Psychology
    This module introduces the student to the scientific study of behaviours, mental health and mental processes. Additionally, it will provide students a thorough grounding in different types of psychology, different applications of psychology, and the role psychology plays in understanding the interplay between psychological conditions and human behaviour.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Field Placement - Criminology
    At the successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, students will be placed in a 120?hour field placement at an outside organization. Students will have the opportunity to apply their new and developed skills in a real?world environment.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills
    This module is intended to give students counselling knowledge such that they may work constructively with a professional counsellor and function effectively in initial contact with clients. Students will learn to apply the ethical and legal principles of counselling and be able to demonstrate basic counselling skills and techniques.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Criminology
    The Canadian criminal justice system is a complex, dynamic and ever-changing enterprise. How the various components of the system operate and the extent to which they are successful in preventing and responding to crime and criminal offenders affects not only the general public, but also criminal justice personnel. This module is designed to provide a concise overview of how the system works and the critical issues that surround each stage of the process.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Research & Writing
    This module aims to help students improve all of their communication skills: writing, reading, speaking, and listening. The main emphasis, however, is on writing skills. Students will write an expository and persuasive essay, summarize written text, and apply principles of clear and correct writing to their own compositions. Students will learn research and documentation strategies and will strengthen and expand their writing skills so they can write more effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Introduction to Sociology
    Sociology is the study of society. This module provides students with a fundamental background into sociological study, focusing on identifying, explaining, and interpreting patterns and processes of human social relations. By analyzing theoretical approaches to sociological issues the students will be able to discuss and rationalize complex material with a “sociological imagination” and apply a practical sociological perspective to many different contexts.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Personal Fitness
    This module provides students with a fitness program that is accommodating to all fitness levels. It familiarizes students with the components of fitness and the proper training techniques for maximizing one’s potential fitness level. Cardiovascular, flexibility, strength and endurance activities are considered as components of a personal fitness program.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Provincial Statutes
    This module is designed to familiarize students with the statutes most relevant to their line of work. This module will provide students the opportunity not only to become familiar with these acts, but will also assist them to become acquainted with understanding the “legal language” used in the statutes.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Psychology of Addictions for Criminology
    This module is designed to provide students with an extensive analysis of the psychology of addictions, reflecting a number of major advances in understanding addictive disorders. The goal is to inform students of discoveries in the field of substance abuse and also illustrate how the practice of addictive medicine is constantly changing. This foundation in substance abuse and terminology will provide a basis to effectively critique current information. Common addictions and the resulting individual and familial consequences will be discussed. This information is provided to inform the student of current trends and practices in the field of drug addiction.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Related Training I
    This module includes a series of seminars and workshops by qualified professionals in the following areas: Related Training-Back Injury Prevention (4hrs) Related Training-Standard First Aid (16hrs) Related Training-WHMIS (4hrs) Related Training-Non-Violent Crisis/Intervention (8hrs) Related Training-Food Safety (8hrs) (Some of these workshops/seminars may be taught at a location other than the College campus.)
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Related Training II
    This module includes a series of seminars and workshops by qualified professionals in the following areas: Related Training-Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (4hrs) Related Training-Self-Defense/Officer Safety (8hrs) Related Training-Correctional Officer Training Skills (8hrs) Related Training-Manipulation (4hrs) Related Training-Canadian Firearms safety (8hrs) Related Training-Medication Awareness (4hrs) (Some of these workshops/seminars may be taught at a location other than the College campus.)
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Software Lab - Presentations
    This software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft PowerPoint. Students learn a comprehensive set of skills centered around the creation of attractive, professional-looking presentations. Students learn how to effectively use and format animations, transitions, pictures, audio, video, charts and tables, as well incorporate speaker notes and annotations into their presentations.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Software Lab - Word Processing
    This software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft Word, and builds on the skills introduced in Computer Fundamentals. Students learn a comprehensive set of skills, with coverage including formatting text for layout and appearance, formatting document sections, using styles, working with header/footer content, inserting and formatting tables, graphics and pictures, working with templates and themes, using advanced editing features, and working with mailing tools.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Sociology of Deviance
    This module is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge in the principles of sociology with specific reference to deviance, criminology and criminal justice. It examines the reality of social and legal deviance, the factors, which may contribute to its development and the methods of identifying, controlling and adjusting to it. It provides an overview of the theoretical framework underlying criminological rationale while outlining specific criminal justice issues. The emphasis on specific criminological issues allows the student in-depth analysis and insight into the complexities of Canadian research and policy. By adopting a straightforward style and using concrete examples this module facilities the comprehension and understanding of even the most complicated criminological questions.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Student Success Strategies
    In this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.
    Admission Requirements
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    • High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.
    • Two letters of reference
    • Clear Conduct Certificate
    • Clear Vulnerable Sector Check (NS Only)
    • Child Abuse Registry (NS Only)

     

     

     

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