Protection, Security & Investigation
Program Code: PSIP (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 CJP-1013 The Canadian Criminal Justice System CJP-1103 Issues in Diversity CJP-1052 Community and Social Services COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing PED-1201 Fitness and Lifestyle Management I PSY-1003 Psychology I SOC-1003 Sociology I Term 2 CJP-1203 Criminology CJP-1253 Ethical Reasoning CJP-2013 Criminal and Civil Law COM-2063 Communications for Public Safety PED-1212 Fitness and Lifestyle Management II POL-1303 Political Structure and Public Administration PSY-1213 Behavioural Health for First Responders GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 PSI-3013 Border Services PSI-3023 Correctional Process PSI-3034 Introduction to Security PSI-3043 Analytics and Intelligence CJP-3053 Youth in Conflict with the Law CJP-4101 Professional and Practical Issues GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 PSIF-4103 Field Experience PSI-4013 Civilian Authorities PSI-4023 Private Investigation PSI-4033 Strategies of Prevention CJP-4113 Conflict Management PSI-4043 Technology and the Law PED-4112 Fitness and Lifestyle Management for Protection, Security and Investigation CJP-3022 Emergency Preparedness

Ready for a career in protection, security and investigation? Come and train for this growing market with an all-encompassing education at Lambton College.

This program shares the first year of study with the Police Foundations program where students are introduced to a broad theoretical foundation in human relations and an overview of the criminal justice system. Second year of study prepares graduates for a successful career as a security professional in both the private and public law enforcement sectors. Students earn certification in Non-violent Crisis Intervention training from the Crisis Prevention Institute and Introduction to Incident Management System (IMS 100) from Emergency Management Ontario. An emphasis is also placed on rapidly changing technology, intelligence and analytics in the security industry.

Opportunities to apply theoretical learning in our new criminal justice lab, allows students to develop the skills necessary to deal with the wide range of situations security personnel face daily. Students gain volunteer hours and field-related experience with Lambton College's student-run Safe Walk program.

Lambton College's faculty represent a diverse representation of the security field from Border Services, police, security and other related professionals. This, coupled with small class sizes, will ensure students receive a highly successful educational experience.

Experiential learning opportunities include a field placement component that occurs in the fourth term of the program. Students combine theory and practice while working in a professional security environment. Placement also assists in clarifying career goals and developing interpersonal and professional skills appropriate to the student's practice. Eligibility is dependent upon the student maintaining a 2.0 grade point average (GPA). 

Please Note: Any applicant entering this program must determine employment entrance criteria set by individual employers and must ensure fulfillment of those criteria. A criminal record could be a serious impediment to employment. 

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates find employment with: military police, special constables (transit police), by-law enforcement, Canada Border Services, correctional services (federal and provincial), police services — federal, provincial, regional or municipal, loss prevention/retail security, alcohol and gaming (casinos/slots), industrial/corporate security, and private security/investigation.

A current analysis of the employment of those involved in both private protection services and police has established a widening gap between the growing number of those engaged in the field of private security and the number of police. The development of private property for commercial and entertainment use and the established civil responsibility for employee and client safety on private property has created a broad market for security professionals that is predicted to continue to grow into the next decade.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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