You will gain insight into the criminal justice system focusing on corrections and policing with an overview of other law enforcement partners.
Locations(s)Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon
Length and location notesNote: Year One is offered in Prince Albert, Regina, and Saskatoon. Year Two, Correctional Studies specialty, is offered at Prince Albert campus only. Year Two, Indigenous Policing Foundations, is offered at Saskatoon campus only.
For more information on this program, please contact Chloe Hetherton at email@example.com or 306-765-1791.
The Correctional Studies and Indigenous Policing Foundations specialty diplomas share a common first year in the Justice Studies diploma program.
Correctional Studies specialty
- Correctional Studies prepares you to work in federal or provincial correctional facilities.
We emphasize a hands-on approach to learning, wherein you will gain both correctional
theory and practical skills. You will learn from instructors who have experience working
in correctional institutions. They will guide you in:
- case management, communication, and problem-solving skills
- managing conflict, aggression, and violence
- the role of community corrections, youth justice initiatives, restorative justice
- understanding Truth and Reconciliation and Calls to Action
- working with offenders from diverse cultural backgrounds
- the importance of healthy lifestyles, teamwork, and workplace wellness
- preparing for interviews and physical abilities tests
Indigenous Policing Foundations specialty
- Demand is growing for police officers trained with an Indigenous perspective. Indigenous Policing Foundations will train you for a career in policing. The skills taught extend beyond your daily operational duties. You will develop cultural awareness and personal growth. When you graduate, you will be able to apply for federal, provincial, municipal and community policing positions.
- The program is available to everyone regardless of their cultural background. Our
curriculum has a unique Indigenous focus, while covering the major requirements of
law enforcement training. You are learning from instructors who have been on the front
lines of community policing services. Your studies will focus on:
- basic investigative techniques
- criminal justice system and criminal law
- historic and contemporary Indigenous topics
- understanding Truth and Reconciliation and the Calls to Action
- dealing with addictions, family violence, suicide intervention
- developing strong communication skills
- preparing for police service examinations and physical abilities tests
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Career and salary information
Careers in correctional studies
Careers in Indigenous policing foundations
For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.
|Sample job title||NOC classification|
|Police officer (Municipal/RCMP)||Police officers (except commissioned) (42100)|
|Deputy sheriff||Sheriffs & bailiffs (43200)|
|Correctional services officer||Correctional services officers (43201)|
|Border services officer||Border services, customs, & immigration officers (43203)|
- Grade 12
- English Language Requirement
- Upon request of the program, accepted applicants may be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check for access to correctional institutions and/or policing agencies for tours and practicums/clinical. The Criminal Record Check is not required for admission into the program. Instructors will inform the student when the Criminal Record is required. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is the student's responsibility. Program applicants should be aware that the Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check must be requested from the police service in their home community, whether it is from a municipal/city police service or the RCMP detachment in their home area.
- If you have a criminal record for which a record suspension (pardon) has not been granted, or a matter that is currently before the courts, you may be unable to complete the program.
- Based on the results of a security clearance or a Criminal Record Check, a student may not be eligible to participate in tours or a practicum/clinical.
- The second year specialty courses for Correctional Studies will only be available in Prince Albert. The second year specialty courses for Indigenous Policing Foundations will only be available in Saskatoon.
Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.
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- 240 Reading
- 238 Writing
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Admission methodFirst Qualified/First Admitted
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.
Tuition and feesEstimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.
2023-24 academic year
Year 1 - $9,470
Year 2 Correctional Studies - $9,970
Year 2 Indigenous Policing Foundations - $5,930
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