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Law, Justice and Security Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Law, Justice or Security

Law, justice and security professionals are in constant demand. The diverse jobs in this highly rewarding industry are all in some way related to protecting and serving our communities – not as police officers, but as law clerks, private security, community justice enforcers and much more. You can work toward an exciting career in the field by starting with one of the many law, justice and security programs at Ontario colleges.

If you’re interested in law or security, or you want to work with courts and justice services, here’s what you need to know. More

Law, Justice and Security Courses

Because of the wide variety of law, justice and security programs available, specific courses will vary. Sample program focus areas and course work include (but aren't limited to):

  • Law Clerk and Legal Office Administration. Students learn legal procedures and terminology, as well as how to complete research, conduct client interviews and prepare legal documents. Some programs also include courses in civil litigation, corporate law and more.
  • Community and Justice Services. Courses cover psychology, sociology, fitness, intervention techniques, criminology and other subjects related to working with at-risk and troubled youth and adults.
  • Law and Security. Courses are similar to those in community and justice services, but also include courses focused on security procedures and investigations, customs and immigration and criminal and civil law.
  • Court Services and Administration. Course subjects include computers, law, court processes and ethics, as applied to the different levels of court.

Many law, justice and security programs are built on the same foundations – research and analysis of law and security procedures. Some programs offer work placements and co-op terms where students can apply what they’ve learned in a real-world setting.

Law, Justice and Security Program Requirements

Ontario college law, justice and security programs are offered at the certificate, diploma, graduate certificate and degree level. For the certificate and diploma programs, an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent is required, which includes a grade 12 English credit. Degree level programs require an OSSD or equivalent, including six grade 12 U or M level courses.

For entrance into graduate certificate programs, applicants must possess a post-secondary diploma or degree. Some colleges require specific courses, or require that any previous education be in a related field.

Law, Justice and Security Jobs and Salaries

Programs in law, justice and security lead to opportunities in a variety of settings, from law firms and court tribunals to correctional services, government and other public and private organizations. Common job titles graduates hold include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Probation Officer
  • Law Clerk
  • Court Transcriptionist
  • Justice Support Worker
  • Security Guard

Average starting salaries for law, justice and security jobs are between $25,000 and $35,000 a year. Legal administration jobs are typically at the low end of the scale, with law clerks and court support in the middle, and youth corrections positions at the high end.

Ontario Colleges Offering Law, Justice and Security Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of law, justice and security programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Aboriginal Community Advocacy CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Aboriginal Community Advocacy


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0510
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aboriginal Community Advocacy - Accelerated CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Aboriginal Community Advocacy - Accelerated


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 0511
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: ACCELERATED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Adjoint Juridique BORÉAL SUDBURY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Adjoint Juridique


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AJUR
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Adjoint Juridique BORÉAL TORONTO CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Adjoint Juridique


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AJUR
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Adjoint Juridique LA CITÉ OTTAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Adjoint Juridique


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 51032
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advanced Investigations and Enforcement SENECA KING CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Investigations and Enforcement


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AIE
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: LAW
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (GRADUATE CERTIFICATE) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (GRADUATE CERTIFICATE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0250
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advanced Law Enforcement and Justice (Formerly Contemporary Law Enforcement and Justice) LAMBTON MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Law Enforcement and Justice (Formerly Contemporary Law Enforcement and Justice)


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: LAWE
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advanced Police Studies CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Police Studies


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 1212
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Advanced Police Studies FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Police Studies


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: APS2
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Advanced Police Studies MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Police Studies


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 226
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Advanced Security Management MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Advanced Security Management


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 174
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Alternative Dispute Resolution HUMBER LAKESHORE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 15061
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Alternative Dispute Resolution HUMBER LAKESHORE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 15061
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Bachelor of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice HUMBER LAKESHORE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 22201
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Bachelor of Applied Arts - Paralegal HUMBER LAKESHORE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Applied Arts - Paralegal


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 22011
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1240C
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice - Level 3 Only for Police/Security Grads CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice - Level 3 Only for Police/Security Grads


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 2240C
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 3
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice - Level 3 Only for Soc Serv Grads CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice - Level 3 Only for Soc Serv Grads


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 3240C
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 3
  • Highly Competitive: No
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