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

Accepting Applications for September 2020

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 and fees subject to change.

Vocational Learning Outcomes

  • Work in compliance with established standards and relevant legislation in the protection, security and investigation fields.
  • Make decisions in a timely, effective and legally defensible manner to uphold protection and security.
  • Carry out delegated duties and responsibilities in compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Act equitably and justly with diverse populations.
  • Work effectively as a member of a protection and security team.
  • Prevent and resolve crisis, conflict and emergency situations by applying effective techniques.
  • Conduct and/or contribute to investigations by collecting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence.
  • Monitor, evaluate and accurately document behaviours, situations and events.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

COMM 201
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.

LAWS 43
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides an introduction to the democratic system of governance in Canada. It includes a description of the organization, structure, interaction, and administration of the three (3) levels of government. The course will introduce and identify the daily problems and issues faced by Canadians in a political context, including public opinion and special interest groups. Major themes explored include a brief introduction to political beliefs and values, an examination of cleavages within the Canadian population, the Canadian constitution, nationalism, and political culture and spectrum. These concepts will be examined in the current forum of the daily politics that unfold during the course. Students will begin to develop research writing skills and group discussion skills.

LAWS 326
Units/ Hours: 45

Course is replacing LAWS245 and LAWS44; course title and description still being developed

SOCI 123
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides a broad overview of sociology and how it can help us understand everyday life. Thinking sociologically involves challenging common assumptions about our world and seeing the connections between our individual experiences and the larger social context in which they occur. In so doing, we recognize our role in creating the social world, how it affects who we are and how we live, and our potential to change it. Students must complete one hour of self-directed learning per week to successfully complete this course.

SOCI 122
Units/ Hours: 30

This introductory course develops a set of generic skills, that support studies at a post-secondary level and provide a foundation for the student's career success.

COMP 589
Units/ Hours: 45

This course prepares students to use technology efficiently and effectively in college and workplace environments. Topics include Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook), myCampus Portal, D2L, Internet, file management, collaboration tools, LinkedIn, and various social media platforms as they relate to professionalism in the field of Human Services. Course content is delivered through in-class labs using lecture, guided instruction, discussions, and hands-on activities, and through online self-directed learning (SDL) tutorials, articles and activities. Students will improve their technology skills and build a professional online image.

GNED 49
Units/ Hours: 45

This course is an introduction to the study of Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) peoples in Canada. Students will explore the complex historical and contemporary relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The course will also guide students to begin to understand the diversity and depth of Indigenous societies, worldviews, and knowledge through a multi-disciplinary lens.

SOCI 36
Units/ Hours: 45

This course offers a systematic approach to exploring human behaviour. The concepts and empirical findings are examined using a variety of theoretical approaches. Major topics include perception, motivation, learning, memory, intelligence, and personality.

Semester 2

LAWS 4
Units/ Hours: 45

Business people and consumers in Ontario are affected by a broad spectrum of federal, provincial and municipal laws and a variety of court-created legal principles. This course serves as an introduction to business and consumer law.

COMM 202
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications II, building on the foundation of Communications I, is a blended course that teaches students to write and communicate for a variety of professional situations. In seminars, labs and online modules, students will develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates their abilities to meet the challenges of a changing workplace.

Pre-Requisites
LAWS 324
Units/ Hours: 30

Currently being developed

LAWS 59
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides the student with a familiarization of the roles and responsibilities of a Security Officer in relation to day-to-day security operations. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of clear and precise notebook keeping and report writing. Effective patrol and traffic control procedures will be identified. The legislation and licensing requirements will be examined. Practical exercises emphasising powers of arrest, bomb threat procedures and interviewing techniques will all be completed during the course of study.

LAWS 75
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will provide the student with an ability to locate, understand and practically apply various sections of the Criminal Code of Canada and Other Federal and Provincial Statutes in relation to Private Policing. The student will also gain an understanding of the value of effective communications in dealing with the public. Basic knowledge of Canadian law is required.

GNED 154
Units/ Hours: 45

In this course students will critically examine issues in diversity. Specifically, students will focus on topics pertaining to inequalities such as race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, in various social settings. Incorporating social/legal explanations of diversity, students will develop a clear understanding of the impacted groups and learn how to apply possible strategies and practices to their professional and personal lives.

Semester 3

LAWS 279
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides the student with an operational understanding of the use and integration of physical security into security operations in the current global environment. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of identifying security deficiencies and making cost effective recommendations based on industry best practices and management experience to reduce negative impacts to the business.

LAWS 15
Units/ Hours: 45

This course provides the student with a familiarization of roles and responsibilities of a Security Manager, Supervisor or Protection Officer in relation to the management of crime scenes and investigations. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of effectively managing a crime scene, collecting and preserving evidence and preparing necessary documentation.

LAWS 280
Units/ Hours: 45

Security professionals are required on a daily basis to use a variety of technologies to complete complex tasks in support of diverse objectives within an ever changing threat spectrum. This course exposes the learner to emerging technologies and provides them with the skills necessary to use a variety of online sources and data analysis tools for the conduct of investigations; intelligence gathering; operational security; and risk analysis tasks.

ESRV 27
Units/ Hours: 21

This course provides the student with a familiarization of roles and responsibilities of a Security Manager, Supervisor or Protection Officer in relation to the management of risk, contingency management and, emergency planning. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of effectively making business decisions and managing contingency situations to reduce negative impacts to the business in a cost-effective manner.

LAWS 65
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will introduce students to the culture of intelligence, common operational methodologies and investigative techniques used to detect, assess and evaluate threats and illicit activities.

LAWS 325
Units/ Hours: 30

Currently being developed

LAWS 129
Units/ Hours: 21

This course provides the student with a familiarization of roles and responsibilities of a Security Manager, Supervisor or Protection Officer in relation to the management of risk. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of effectively making business decisions and managing situations to reduce negative impacts to the business in a cost effective manner.

Semester 4

MGMT 179
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will provide students with the practical knowledge they need to navigate their way through physical security projects from start to finish. Students will follow a prescribed step process where they will be required to identify vulnerabilities, access risk, communicate with clients, plan remedial strategies, participate in the tendering process, procurement, oversee spending/budgeting estimates, project implementation, scheduling, training and commissioning of a project. Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of sound business ethics and business practices. The semester will be comprised of one business project which will be graded incrementally from beginning to completion.

LAWS 18
Units/ Hours: 45

Our concern about crime and frustration over criminals are major issues that command our attention. Criminology is a multidisciplinary field that helps us understand and take action. Historically, it has offered many explanations that have influenced our reactions to and social policy toward crime and criminals. This course will consist of three main parts: definitions and measurement of crime, theories of crime, crime and society.

FLPL 7
Units/ Hours: 30

This course will prepare students for field placement and integration into the workplace.Note: Enrollment is limited to students registered in their graduating semester of the Fire, Safety and Security Management program.

MGMT 308
Units/ Hours: 30

Currently being developed

LAWS 254
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will introduce students to the culture of intelligence, common operational methodologies and investigative techniques used to detect, assess and evaluate threats and illicit activities.

Pre-Requisites
LAWS 90
Units/ Hours: 30

This course provides the student with an introduction to some of the newest types of security technologies and additional information of some improved formats of the `tried and true' security equipment that is utilized within the Security industry today. Emphasis will be placed on researching, gathering and identifying new security technologies and learning the many aspects of when and where the equipment could and should be used.

Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.

One Gen Ed elective choice must include GNED128 (IP designation).