Police Foundations

Program Code: PFND (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 CJP-1013 The Canadian Criminal Justice System CJP-1052 Community and Social Services CJP-1103 Issues in Diversity 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 in 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 CJP-4101 Professional and Practical Issues CJP-3053 Youth in Conflict with the Law PED-3082 Fitness and Lifestyle Management III PFP-3023 Criminal Code PFP-3043 Interviewing/Investigation PFP-3104 Police Powers PFP-4013 Provincial Offences GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 CJP-3022 Emergency Preparedness CJP-4113 Conflict Management PED-4082 Fitness and Lifestyle Management IV PFP-4023 Criminal Code and Federal Statutes PFP-4043 Investigation and Evidence PFP-4803 Community Policing PFP-3073 Traffic Management CJP-4201 Integrated Emergency Response Capstone

Individuals with an educational aspiration for entry into policing, other related law enforcement agencies, or careers in law and justice will find it with the Police Foundations program. 

During the first year, a broad theoretical foundation is provided on human relations, mental health, critical interpersonal, communication and team building skills and an overview of the criminal justice system. The second year focuses on courses specific to law enforcement, investigation, police powers and community policing. Students also achieve certification in Non-violent Crisis Intervention training from the Crisis Prevention Institute and Introduction to Incident Management System (IMS 100) from Emergency Management Ontario. The goal of the Police Foundations program is to provide students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for not only a career in law enforcement, but also as a foundation for continual educational pathways into related fields of study. 

Our criminal justice lab offers students the opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice in an innovative real world setting. By moving beyond theory, students learn by doing and get first-hand experience of practicing what has been taught. Students also gain volunteer hours and field related experience through participation in Lambton College's student run Safe Walk program. Lambton College's faculty is diverse representing the criminal justice system, police, border, security and other related professionals. Specialized courses within the program have an interdisciplinary focus and allow students from various first responder courses to learn together in the classroom and in scenarios. These experiential learning opportunities, coupled with small class sizes, ensures students receive a quality educational experience. 

Admission Requirements

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

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

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.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact international@lambtoncollege.ca or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus