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Community and Justice Services

The Community and Justice Services program will prepare you for front-line work in the criminal justice system and community services field, where you can contribute to positive individual and social change.

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

CJS

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Cindy Gervais

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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January 06, 2025

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

CJS

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Cindy Gervais

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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This program will challenge you to do your personal best while you learn how to develop effective relationships with those who are in your care. Throughout the program you will learn what's needed to work with society's at-risk youth and adult populations through experiential and in-class training. Your courses will include a significant focus on human relations and communications skills, which are essential to your success in this field.

You will obtain the skills and training to work in diverse community and institutional settings. You may work with people who are currently involved, or who are at risk of becoming involved, with the criminal justice system, child welfare, or mental health systems. As well, you may work with people who are currently incarcerated, or who are experiencing difficulties as a result of addictions, anti-social behaviours, or a lack of appropriate supports.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

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.

The Skills for Justice Scenario Lab at Fleming College is a unique teaching and learning space where faculty are able to involve students in scenarios to test skills and develop competencies in a safe and realistic setting. Access to community-based experiential training is also an integral part of the program. The 15-week field placement gives you a great deal of exposure to the field – and employers respect and value your training. Fleming College's CJS program has an excellent reputation across the province and beyond. Other community partnerships also afford students the opportunity to test their skills in real community and correctional environments throughout the four semesters of the program.

The field placement experience is a 15-week block, longer than placements in many other Community and Justice Service programs. During placement, you will be required to obtain a minimum of 520 hours in the field. Placements are available throughout the province and beyond, in correctional centres or community-based programs, including schools, residential treatment facilities and social service agencies. You will be required to submit a current police records check and vulnerable sector check to the placement agency prior to starting third semester. If you have been convicted of an offense under the Criminal Code for which you have not been pardoned or are flagged on a vulnerable sector check, you may be denied the opportunity to do a field placement. If you are deficient in one second semester course you will require a personal interview with the program coordinator to determine if field placement is possible. A student who is deficient in two or more courses will be unable to enroll in third semester until the transcript is complete and clear.

It's a definite asset if you've had volunteer or paid work experience working with people in crisis or in need, such as with Big Brothers/Sisters or in peer counselling. It also helps if you have:

  • effective interpersonal skills
  • patience
  • cultural sensitivity
  • effective conflict resolution/problem solving skills
  • emotional maturity

By the time you graduate, you will be well-qualified for employment and a rewarding career. Graduates of the Community and Justice Services program typically obtain employment in various agencies, programs and institutions in the correctional, child welfare and broader social service systems.

  • Correctional Services Canada
  • Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • privately operated group homes
  • other provincial correctional departments/ministries
  • community based social service agencies

The placement rate for Fleming graduates in related work is high. Expect to make an average starting salary of $30,000.00, and more with experience.

Your program has mandatory requirements that include a deadline date for submission. For more information please visit https://department.flemingcollege.ca/nars.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4
Textbook Cost $1,500.00 $500.00 $1,000.00
Kit Cost
Field Placement expenses $2,000
Uniforms/program shirts $200
Professional Exam Cost
NARS Cost Police Check $50
Portfolio Builders ASIST $233 NVCI $155.12

The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is an option available to students in this program. To qualify for an IPD, you must take and successfully complete a series of required Indigenous Studies courses as well as participate in a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences. Your transcript will indicate the IPD upon graduation, a designation that provides you with a comprehensive understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions to our shared society within the context of your program of study. The IPD provides a valuable skill set sought after in today's employment sector.

  • Communicate in a manner consistent with professional ethics and practice, and a respect for self, others, and relevant law, policies and legislation.
  • Employ all relevant static and dynamic safety and security techniques to ensure the protection of the public, staff, and clients in institutional, residential, and community settings.
  • Intervene with clients, individually and in groups, in order to address and manage barriers to promote inclusion, positive growth and personal development.
  • Collect information, observe, monitor, record and assess client behaviour accurately in compliance with legal and organizational requirements.
  • Assist in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict, crises, and emergency situations using intervention strategies as prescribed by relevant legislative requirements and industry certification and/or standards.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, supervisors and community justice stakeholders to maintain a productive, professional and safe working environment.
  • Engage in program planning, implementation, assessment, and evaluation to meet the needs of clients, staff, community and administration within the context of an interdisciplinary setting.
  • Apply knowledge of the history, philosophy, and diverse models of corrective action, of detention, rehabilitation, and reintegration to decision-making and institutional practices.
  • Develop and implement self-care strategies using self-awareness, self-inquiry and reflection.
  • Work in a manner consistent with professional ethics demonstrating respect for self, others and relevant legislation, policies and procedures in a multi-disciplinary workplace.
  • Assess and respond to the strengths and needs of clients, including complex responses impacted by mental health, addictions and other social factors in order to support and promote positive change.
  • Promote inclusive practices within community and justice services to increase understanding within the community and meet the needs of diverse populations.

Students applying to Community and Justice Services must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Apple / MacOS

  • Operating System:
    MacOS 10.12 or newer
  • Processor:
    Core i5 6th Gen or better
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120-credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120-credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Governance, Law and Management
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120-credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120-credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation statement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information

Visit the Athabasca University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Carleton University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Criminal Justice (General)
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 64 out of a 192 credit degree.

To apply please see the Charles Sturt University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Charles Sturt University website for further articulation and program information.

Bachelor of Public Safety and Security (General)
Requirement
  • Completion of the program.
Transfer Credit
  • 64 out of a 192 credit degree.

To apply please see the Charles Sturt University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Charles Sturt University website for further articulation and program information.

Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Conestoga College Summer Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Conestoga College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Police Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 39 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Georgian College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice (3Yr)
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • The program is offered face-to-face (Mt Gravatt campus or Gold Coast campus) or online.
Transfer Credit
  • 120 credit points out of a 240 credit point degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Griffith University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Griffith University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Human Services (3Yr)
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • The program is offered face-to-face (Gold Coast campus or Logan campus) or online.
Transfer Credit
  • 120 credit points out of a 240 credit point degree
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Griffith University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Griffith University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Behavioural Science
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
Transfer Credit
  • 15 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Child and Youth Care
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Community Development
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts & Science in Criminology
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 6 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Lakehead University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Nipissing University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Crime and Intelligence Analysis
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 7.5 out of a 20-credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Policing and Community Well-being
Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 7.0 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Trent University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Applied Arts (General) in Justice Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
  • Minimum of three years of full-time work experience in a related field.
  • Portfolio required for a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).
Transfer Credit
  • 5 to 9 out of a 15 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the University of Guelph-Humber website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

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