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Diploma in Community and Justice Services - 286 - 288




What will I learn?

Learn intervention, protection and rehabilitation techniques to inspire change in at risk youth and incarcerated adult offenders.

Program Highlights

Upon completion of a common first year, you may choose to transfer into second year of one of the following programs:

  • Police Foundations (218-258)
  • Protection, Security and Investigation (293-294)

Focus on physical fitness will prepare you for the fitness testing required for a career in corrections, Canada border security and/or policing.

What you'll learn

  • Explore both the community and institutional sectors of the criminal justice system.
  • Work toward rehabilitation of those in conflict with the law.
  • Intervene with clients to address and manage problems constructively to change behaviour.
  • Obtain public protection skills and learn to secure staff and clients in institutional, residential, community correction and group home settings.
  • Train in the legal aspects of crime and behaviour, security measures and techniques including interviewing and intervention skills for young offenders, adult offenders and victims.
  • Understand issues related to female and Indigenous offenders, addiction, group dynamics, behaviour management and victims within the criminal justice system.
  • Explore community programs, restorative justice initiatives and preventative measures.
  • Receive specialized training in correction systems enforcement, safety restraints and rehabilitation strategies including tactical communication.

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

Co-op option - Not available with Fast Track. Optional after semester one.

How you'll gain skills

  • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
  • Work with school boards, youth workers, mentors and peer reconciliation aides and agencies serving victims.
  • Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.
  • Experience interactive simulations, to further develop course concepts.


Mohawk Pathways

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Diploma programs are eligible to enroll into semester 3 of the Community and Justice Services:

  • Community and Justice Services
  • Police Foundations
  • Protection, Security and Investigation
  • Pre-Justice (Enter Semester 1)

Graduates from the Community and Justice Services program are eligible to enroll into the following Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs:

  • Advanced Police Studies
  • Advanced Security Management
  • Community and Social Services Management
  • Concurrent Disorders

Which department am I in?

Mohawk College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,335.00 (US$ 12,929) per year
Total 1st Year Fees: (Non Co-op) - CAN $17,335.00; (Co-op) - CAN $17,840.65; Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees: Sem 1 - CAN $8,255.00; Sem 2 - CAN $8,255.00

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 January 2023


Mohawk College

Fennell Campus (FF),

135 Fennell Avenue West,


Ontario (ON),

L9C 0E5, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:

  • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Law and /or Community and Justice Services courses recommended
  • Additional selection criteria may apply

Language Requirements for International Students:

See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Successful completion of GAS-EAP (478) Program Level 8
TOEFL minimum score of 550 (80 Internet based)
or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5


About Mohawk College

Mohawk College is located in Hamilton, Canada and offers a quality learning experience across four campuses and innovate facilities.

  • Over 13,000 students from 90+ countries
  • Rated 4th research college in Canada (Research Infosource)
  • Offers over 150 specialized and accredited courses
  • First Ontario college to get a sustainability gold rating

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