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:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

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 the 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, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills. It also enables you to change direction if you find another program or career area is more appealing. You can enter that program in semester two, provided that you have achieved academic success in first semester, and subject to enrolment capacity. 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 Investigations.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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