PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
5 or 6 terms
TUITION & FEES
NorQuest College’s Justice diploma program is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to gain skills and knowledge across the spectrum of the justice field. It is a unique offering in the Edmonton region and in Alberta. The program offers broad education in the justice field that leads directly to a career as well as university transfer courses for laddering opportunities to university. Students will select from a variety of electives that are linked to areas such as diversity and inclusion, Indigenous justice, youth justice, law enforcement, and corrections.
Graduates will be prepared to explore a number of career options within the justice field and to work collaboratively with other justice professionals.
Justice students will explore a broad range of skills important to a justice career including crisis intervention skills, health and wellness initiatives, and strategies for working with diverse groups of Canadians.
Students have the option to focus on specific areas of interest, including youth work, corrections and law enforcement, Indigenous justice, advocacy, and many others.
Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they have:
- A high standard of personal and professional ethics
- Respect for diversity
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Well-developed reading and writing skills
- An openness to viewpoints and perspectives that are not their own
Note: The Justice program is open to anyone who meets the admission requirements. However, prospective students should be aware that individuals with police records, criminal convictions, or charges pending may encounter barriers securing employment in some justice-related fields. These individuals also might be unable to participate in site or facilities visits, or in the Honours Internship. Applicants with further questions are encouraged to contact the program chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A competitive entry, work-integrated learning course will be optional for students in the final term.