Protection, Security and Investigation

September 2020

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 08, 2020
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
LSR
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,458.62 per semester*
International:
$8,371.67 per semester*
*Tuition amounts are from the 2019-2020 academic year and are subject to change.
Complete tuition detail below

Program Highlights

Security, intelligence and investigation professionals work both in the front lines and behind the scenes to “protect Canadian businesses, institutions, infrastructure and people”. In the Protection, Security and Investigation (PSI) program you will develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities to work in a wide variety of roles. The PSI sector is recognized as one of the fastest growing fields in the world. Unlike other programs that focus more on security guard training, our focus is on new concepts in technology, intelligence analytics and investigative skills. This diverse range of marketable skills are essential to your success as an industry professional.

  • Our program’s strength is our faculty members who have extensive experience across all PSI industries including corporate security, policing, health & safety, loss prevention, hospital security, fire prevention, security technologies, cyber security and intelligence
  • Each faculty member will share their unique skills, expertise and experience and introduce you to their extensive network of industry contacts
  • We are affiliated with many PSI industry professional organizations including, ASIS International, CPTED Ontario, Council of Private Investigators Ontario (CPIO), International Association for Health Care Security & Safety
  • Apply what you have learned in real-word settings with a wide variety of field placement opportunities and applied projects working with community partners
  • Our unique curriculum includes training in crime prevention through environmental design concepts, intelligence and analytics, investigation skills, cyber security techniques, online investigations and emerging security technologies
  • An active advisory committee with members who are senior security managers, and strong partnerships with local municipalities, corporations and emergency services, will help you make additional industry connections
  • You’ll attend industry networking, recruiting and mentoring events to help plan your career path and build a professional network. Events include, Canadian Security Magazine Career Expo, ASIS Student Appreciation Dinner and other PSI industry job fairs, workshops and expos
  • You will complete the training for industry qualifications including:
    • Security Guard License
    • Private Investigator’s License
    • Certified Healthcare Security Officer (CHSO) Certification from IAHSS
    • Basic Emergency Management Certification

The program prepared me to enter a corporate work environment confidently and with the base knowledge that I needed to do my job well. I found TD through my placement and I have worked here for five years. In my roles as an Intelligence Security Analyst and now a Physical Security Risk Analyst, I continue to apply various topics that I learned in the program including the intelligence cycle, legal research, physical security threat and risk assessments (STRA), and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED).”

Lindsay Redgate, Physical Security Risk Analyst, Global Security & Investigations, TD Bank

Common First Semester

Students in our Law and Justice Diploma programs take the same courses for the first semester. This common focus exposes you to a variety of career options and other programs, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills which are common to all justice programs. Having the common first semester enables you to change direction if you find another justice program or career area is more appealing to you. If you decide to change from one justice program to another, you can enter the new justice program in semester two, subject to enrolment capacity. Having the option to change your mind gives you the comfort of knowing you have not lost any time or tuition dollars and you will be on track with your new justice program. The Law and Justice Diploma programs sharing the Common First Semester include Community and Justice Services, Customs Border Services, Law Clerk, Paralegal, Police Foundations, and Protection Security and Investigation.

“Through meetings with faculty during the common first semester, I learned about the field of Protection, Security and Investigation and the wide variety of career options available, and this really appealed to me. You can pursue all different kinds of opportunities including integrated security, corporate security or investigations, which is where I am now. In my role at Profile Investigation, I am responsible for administration in our investigations department.”

James Skinner, Profile Investigation Inc.

University Grad?

Are you a university graduate? You may be eligible for direct entry into an upper semester of this program and graduate in as little as 12 months. Please contact the program coordinator, for more information.

Work Experience

Upon successful completion of your courses, you will be eligible to complete a 120-hour field placement with one of our community partners.

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
  • project manager
  • security sales
  • security design
  • corporate investigator
  • executive protection consultant
  • VIP personal security
  • event security management specialist
  • government enforcement officer
  • bank investigator
  • insurance investigator
  • intelligence analyst
  • private investigator
  • risk management specialist
  • fire and safety security specialist
  • casino security, surveillance and investigations
  • hospital security guard
  • armored car escort
  • by-law enforcement officer
  • animal control and protection officer
  • special constable
  • police officer

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 security industry, security managers or professionals with several years of experience and education can expect to make $45,000.00 - $65,000.00 annually. Professionals with 5-10 years industry experience can expect to make $65,000 - $100,000+.

Indigenous Perspectives Designation

The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is an option available to students studying in theProtection, Security and Investigation program. To qualify for the IPD, students must take and successfully complete GNED49 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies and GNED128 - Indigenous Knowledges, along with a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences that will be incorporated into the final portfolio assignment in GNED128. The student’s transcript will indicate the IPD designation. Upon graduation, students with an IPD will have a strong foundational basis in Indigenous Studies, and a designation that will be marketable in the employment sector.

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.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Protection, Security and Investigation must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be 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. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Tuition Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

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 below.

Charles Sturt University

Requirement
  • Successful completion of 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.
Requirement
  • Successful completion of 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.

Georgian College

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 33 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.

Lake Superior State University

Requirement
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.
Transfer Credit
  • 78 out of a 124 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Lake Superior State University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Lake Superior State University website for further articulation and program information.

Lakehead University

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.

Ontario Tech University

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.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.

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.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.

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.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge program.
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.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

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.

Royal Roads University

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.

University of Guelph-Humber

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 10 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 University of Guelph-Humber website for further articulation and program information.

University of Windsor

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 2.5 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 University of Windsor website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 2.5 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 Windsor website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 2.5 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 University of Windsor website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

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