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Criminal Justice Policing

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
At Lethbridge College, we have over 50 years of experience preparing people with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a policing or related justice career. Our practical, two-year diploma program in Criminal Justice will prepare you for a satisfying career in this field. You will have the opportunity to learn in small classes and learn from instructors with relevant professional experience and academic qualifications. Our courses provide a solid foundation to topics including criminal and procedural law, introduction to the criminal justice system, psychology and criminology. You will obtain hands-on experience in important areas like interviewing, report writing, note taking, and investigative techniques. We will encourage you to take advantage of a wide range of practicum opportunities. You can test your skills in the workplace with practicums in policing, security, corrections, and other related justice fields. You will leave the program with a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and a valuable range of practical skills and abilities. If you have an interest in justice, policing could be the field for you. All courses in the Criminal Justice-Policing 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.

Non-Academic Requirements: Applicants are required to review and acknowledge completion of an online information package relating to the entry/suitability requirements for a career in law enforcement. Applicants are advised they will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check if they intend to enroll in a practicum.

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is an elective 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 and complete a comprehensive application package if they intend to enroll in a practicum. The existence of a criminal record will affect practicum placement and future employment prospects.

Medical Requirements: Although no physical requirements are placed on applicants for entry to the program, applicants should ensure through a medical examination that their cardio-vascular system is suitable to undertake strenuous fitness related exercise. In addition, applicants are advised to undergo eyesight/colour vision testing for compatibility with the requirements of employers.

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

ALL courses are available on-campus and online.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Criminal Justice - Policing program in the Fall (September) and Winter (January) terms for on-campus and online study and also in the Spring (May) term for online study.

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 $4,560.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,250.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,092.00 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.

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