PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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Program length  

5 or 6 terms

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $13,526.00

International
Total: $30,653.00

 
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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 take a number of courses (including JUST 1101, JUST 1102, INST 1000, SOCI 1000, PSYC 1060, ENGL 2510, and HEED 1000) for which they may be able to receive transfer credit at degree-granting institutions such as MacEwan University, University of Alberta, Athabasca University, Augustana Campus-University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, and Lethbridge College. The program area is actively pursuing transfer agreements with other post-secondary programs across the province. Visit Transfer Alberta to see courses that are accepted by other post-secondary institutions and stay tuned for updates about future transfers.

Career Potential

The skills taught in this program will allow graduates to work in a variety of roles in the justice field. There are many careers that a graduate of the Justice diploma program can pursue, including:

  • youth worker
  • bylaw officer
  • park warden
  • fish and wildlife peace officer
  • border security officer
  • commercial vehicle inspector
  • support worker
  • probation officer
  • case worker
  • community police/peace officer
  • transit security
  • victim services & advocacy
  • investigators (fair trade, student loans, private investigator)
  • indigenous peace officer
  • private security
  • police officer, RCMP officer
  • corrections officer

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 and life/career experience and age requirements. NorQuest will provide information about the varied career pathways available throughout the program and will help students work towards meeting their occupational goals.