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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

5 or 6 terms

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $11,734.50

International
Total: $28,492.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 60% in ESLG 1860 or 70% in ESLG 1898
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Further Opportunities

Explore all the possibilities your future holds with a NorQuest education.

Transferability

Students in the Justice diploma program are required to take a number of courses (including Sociology, Psychology, Technical Writing, and Health Education) for which they may be able to receive transfer credit at other post-secondary institutions. The program area is actively pursuing transfer agreements. Visit Transfer Alberta to see courses that are accepted by other post-secondary institutions.

Career Potential

While policing and corrections are highly desirable occupations, the skills taught in this program would allow graduates to work in a variety of roles covering a wide spectrum of employment opportunities. There are many careers that a graduate of the Justice diploma program can pursue and many of these would be direct entry with a two-year diploma. Graduates with a two-year diploma can pursue positions in justice-related fields such as protective services and security; peace officers; case workers and community resources; police clerks and emergency services; and legal services.

Other roles that a Justice graduate could pursue include:

  • police officer (civilian and EPS)
  • probation officer
  • crime analyst
  • research assistant
  • case worker
  • educator
  • community police/peace officer
  • transit security
  • RCMP
  • military police
  • victim services
  • investigators (fair trade, student loans, private investigator)
  • Indigenous peace officer
  • court clerk
  • criminal analyst
  • sheriff
  • private security
  • youth worker
  • corrections officer
  • bylaw officer
  • victim services advocate
  • park warden
  • fish and wildlife peace officer
  • border security officer
  • commercial vehicle inspector
  • sentence administrator
  • support worker

Some careers that are highly desirable to prospective students, such as Edmonton Police Services officer, may not be possible right after graduation due to strict recruitment procedures requiring life/career experience and age. NorQuest’s older student demographic, however, may create opportunities for direct-entry to policing. NorQuest will provide information about the varied career pathways available throughout the program and will help students work towards meeting their occupational goals.