Correctional Studies (Part-time studies)School of Human Services and Community Safety Diploma
This program is also available on campus. For more information visit the program page.
Consider the benefits of a career in corrections. One, you’re helping offenders make positive changes in their lives. Two, you’re helping make our communities safer. Three, you’re earning a great salary. Four, your skills are in demand.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Correctional Studies program will get you started in a law enforcement career in just two years. Our graduates are working in correctional institutions, youth facilities, healing lodges, drug treatment centres and community-based justice programs.
Correctional Studies is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Prince Albert.
We emphasize a hands-on approach to learning, so you’ll get both correctional theory and practical skills. You’ll learn from instructors who have experience working in the justice system. They’ll guide you in:
- criminology and criminal justice system
- case management, communication and problem-solving skills
- ethics and professionalism in corrections
- managing conflict, aggression and violence
- the role of community corrections, youth justice initiatives, restorative justice
- suicide intervention and prevention techniques
- working with offenders from diverse cultural backgrounds
- the importance of healthy lifestyles, teamwork and workplace wellness
What’s the Job Really Like?
A key focus of your program is the work experience. You’ll get a taste of corrections work in different settings—one of your work experiences will be in a federal/provincial correctional institution, the other will be with an agency or community-based program. It’s an opportunity to explore your interests and to see which environment suits you best.
2 More Years to a Degree
Use your diploma to get a head start on a degree. With just two more years, you can earn a degree from Husson University/University of Fredericton in New Brunswick, Lethbridge College in Alberta, Royal Roads University in B.C., or the University of Regina. A university degree can open the door to career advancement in parole and community-based services.