Border Services
Program Code: PSIB (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 CJP-1013 Canadian Criminal Justice CJP-1052 Community and Social Services CJP-1103 Issues in Diversity SOC-1003 Sociology I COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing PSY-1003 Psychology I PED-1201 Fitness and Lifestyle Management GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 CJP-1203 Criminology CJP-1253 Ethical Reasoning CJP-2013 Criminal and Civil Law POL-1303 Political Structure and Public Administration COM-2063 Communication in Public Safety PSY-1213 Behavioural Health for First Responders PED-1212 Fitness and Lifestyle Management II GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 PFP-3023 Criminal Code PFP-3013 Border Services PFP-3043 Interview and Investigation BDR-3003 Immigration I PSI-3043 Analytics and Intelligence GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 CJP-3023 Emergency Preparedness CJP-4113 Conflict Management PFP-4023 Criminal Code and Federal Statutes BDR-4003 Immigration II PSI-4043 Technology and the Law PED-4112 Fitness and Lifestyle Management for PSI BDR-4013 Border Services CJP-4201 Integrated Emergency Response Capstone

The Border Services program provides foundational knowledge and experiential hands on-learning to individuals who aspire to work as border services officers.

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 determining admissibility of persons, goods and conveyances into Canada, legislation, documentation and technology required to move goods and people across the border. In addition, students will acquire important communication skills, dispute resolution and critical thinking skills required as Canada's first line of defence.

Students also achieve certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training from the Crisis Prevention Institute and Introduction to Incident Management System (IMS-100) from Emergency Management Ontario. The goal of the Border Services program is to provide students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for not only a career in public safety 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:

Employment Opportunities

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

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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