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:
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.
When you graduate, you’re prepared for entry-level jobs in a variety of settings. Because our program is delivered in partnership with federal and provincial agencies, you’ll be eligible for entry-level jobs in federal or provincial correctional institutions. You could also work in a youth facility, healing lodge, halfway house, drug treatment centre, probation/parole office, community-based justice program or with a private security company.
For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Correctional Services Officer||Correctional Services Officers (6462)||$30,600 - $75,200|
|Security Guard||Security Guards and Related Occupations (6651)||$24,500 - $52,000|
Year 1 - 32 weeks; Year 2 - 32 weeks
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Year 1 - $6,300
Year 2 - $4,200
There is no sequence to completing WORK 123 and WORK 124; however, you must successfully complete:
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.