Correctional Studies (Part-time studies)

School of Human Services and Community Safety Diploma

Program Overview

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.

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Year 1 - Semester 1

Criminal Justice System (CORR-167CE)