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Correctional Studies

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
Our practical two-year Correctional Studies diploma program gives you skills and knowledge for a career in corrections, young offender work, and related occupations. With an increasing offender population and the need for leadership and programming, this field offers exciting career opportunities assisting and supervising those who are serving a sentence as a result of conflict with the law. You'll work in small classes with considerable one-to-one instructor contact. We give you insight into topics including interpersonal communication, criminology, psychology, correctional law, casework methods, diversity, interviewing, offender classification and crisis intervention, as well as the hands-on skills required to work in this complex and changing field. You develop your critical thinking and reasoning skills in practical exercises, and you have the opportunity to experience real-world correctional environments with a practicum experience. At the end of the program, you'll understand how you can help troubled people take responsibility for their own lives. You'll have a valuable combination of knowledge and hands-on experience. More importantly, you will be a valuable asset to correctional systems looking for qualified, capable people. The diploma in Correctional Studies is an excellent starting point for a rewarding and challenging career. All courses in the Correctional Studies diploma program are available through Online Learning.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. Applicants are advised they will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check prior to enrolling in the practicum. The existence of a criminal record may affect practicum placement and employment prospects. The agencies reserve the right to determine who is considered a suitable candidate.

Medical Requirements: Although no physical requirements are placed on applicants for entry to the program, applicants are required to take a medical examination to ensure that their cardiovascular system is suitable to undertake fitness-related exercise.

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Distance Delivery Options

Some courses are available online, as identified in the calendar by (OL) after the course title.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Correctional Studies diploma program in Fall (September) and Winter (January) terms for on-campus and online study. Online Learners can also apply for the Spring (May) term.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,910.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,200.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,038.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Griffith University (Australia)

Updated January 29, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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