Protection, Security and Investigation (formerly Security and Risk Management)

Learn how to conduct security analyses and recommend appropriate countermeasures, conduct sensitive investigations, and manage security operations to minimize security risks to business enterprises.


Fall 2016
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: LSR
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Trudy McFadyen Email
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Start Dates: September 06, 2016
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,442.32 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): $7,589.35 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.
Winter 2017
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: LSR
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Trudy McFadyen Email
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Start Dates: January 09, 2017
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,272.82 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): $7,479.85 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

As technology and society rapidly change, so does the work of a Security and Risk Manager. Security is recognized as one of the fastest growing fields in the world. In the Security and Risk Management program you will develop the knowledge and capability to operate on many levels within a multi-discipline security organization. Unlike many other security programs that focus more on security officer training, we also take a proactive approach to new concepts in technology  --  this is essential to your success as a security professional and provides you with a broader, stronger range of skills.

  • our real world field placements provide you with valuable time and experiences to practice what you have learned
  • you will work on security assessment and planning, and support projects with partners in the community
  • we also provide additional training in crime prevention through environmental design
  • learn from program faculty with broad real-life experience and industry contacts
  • our program has a strong advisory committee with members who are senior security managers
  • program partnerships with local municipalities, corporations and emergency services also benefit our students.  

Common First Semester

Students in our Law and Justice diploma programs take the same courses for first semester after choosing and being accepted into one of our programs. This common focus exposes you to a variety of career options and other programs. You will have the freedom to explore while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills.

Although students are accepted into a specific program for their first semester, the common first semester allows you to change direction if another program or career area is more appealing. You can enter that program in second semester, provided that you have successfully completed first semester and that there is space available.

University Grad?

Are you a university graduate? You may be eligible for direct entry into second semester of this program and graduate in as little as 12 months. Contact the program co-ordinator for more information.

Work Experience

You will be eligible to complete a 120-hour field placement with one of our community partners, upon successful completion of all courses. That means your hands-on training will be thorough, and give you a good idea of what to expect when you start your career.

Is this You?

To succeed in this program and career you need:

  • an interest in law enforcement, security and technology
  • high level of motivation, enjoy challenges
  • exceptional interpersonal skills
  • honesty, integrity, professionalism
  • an interest in research and investigation
  • analytical and creative thinking ability

Career Opportunities

Private and public enforcement roles, government investigations, and facility protection have grown to include hundreds of thousands of positions in Canada  - which means you'll be in demand as a specialist and manager with applicable specialized training. Positions in the industry include:

  • security manager
  • corporate investigator
  • executive protection consultant
  • protection officer
  • event security management specialist
  • government enforcement officer
  • private investigator
  • risk management specialist
  • fire and safety security specialist
  • casino security officer
  • hospital/hotel security officer
  • ATM armed escort
  • police officer

To help students launch their career in the industry, they attend the Canadian Security Expo. This event covers resume writing, interview advice, and how to best prepare for their career. Watch this video, which features Fleming College, to learn about this worthwhile experience. 

With your highly regarded Fleming College diploma, you'll find your career advances quickly -- our graduates have moved into management positions fairly soon after they land their first job. In the Canadian industrial security industry, security managers or professionals with several years of experience and education can expect to make $45,000.00 - $65,000.00 annually.

Minimum Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:

  • 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)

When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission.

Related Programs

If you haven't yet decided what kind of law enforcement or justice career you'd like to pursue, check out the Law Clerk, or Police Foundations programs.

Additional Costs

Plan on $800 per year for books and supplies.

Transfer Agreements

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