Community and Justice Services

Community and Justice Services (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September and January



Contact Information

Lynn Bachinski, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3082


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,837.78
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

The cost of textbooks is approximately $300 to $500 per semester.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 JanuaryClosed
2016 SeptemberClosed
2017 JanuaryOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Additional Requirements

Within the first two semesters of the program, students will be required to complete:
• Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Note: Students should attain or renew their certificates only upon acceptance to the program to ensure certificates do not become invalid by placement commencement date.

• Some correctional agencies have standards for minimum hearing and vision. Employers who provide field placement opportunities may require students to undergo a police record check for criminal offences. Mandatory bonding is a requirement for some sectors of the corrections field. It is important for potential students to understand that the requirements noted above are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program, including the field placement component, and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.
• It is recommended that students complete a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer experience in a community or correctional setting prior to program entry.

Note: A police record check will be requested during your program of study. In respect of the 90-day limit on validity of record checks and the types of checks required by various agencies, please do not attain a police record check prior to being accepted to the program. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

Our Program

Humber’s Community and Justice Services diploma program focuses on both the community and the institutional sectors of the justice system. Our curriculum combines theory and applied skills, giving you the breadth of knowledge and experience needed to meet the demands of an entry-level position in this field. You’ll be prepared for occupations where you will work with offenders and other high-risk client groups and will explore the development of community programs, restorative justice initiatives and preventative measures. In addition, we place a strong emphasis on the practice of interpersonal, problem-solving and assessment skills.

Our faculty are skilled and committed, and all have current, real-life work experience within community and institutional correctional services. As a result, our program boasts strong community linkages. Additionally, experts also deliver further specialized community justice training.

Our advisory committee regularly reviews our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of developments in the field.

Note: Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program. For dates, call 416.675.6622 ext. 3484.

List of Courses

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Your Career

• Allows you to help contribute towards creating safe and healthy communities

• You may be involved in a variety of roles within the community such as:
– community justice worker
– provincial or federal adult correctional officer
– provincial youth service officer
– open custody youth worker
– community crime prevention worker
– victim services worker
– residential worker
– law enforcement officer.

• Gain the competitive edge that will qualify you for positions in a variety of settings such as:
– community-based advocacy agencies
– institutional or community correctional settings
– law enforcement departments
– court houses.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Graduates may apply to become members of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA) – visit – and the Ontario Association of Corrections and Criminology (OACC) – visit

Our Industry Partnerships

The School of Social & Community Services has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that provide placement/employment opportunities for our graduates. It is not unusual for some of our students to receive job offers before they graduate.

Work Placement

You will have an opportunity to practise your skills during a supervised, comprehensive field placement in an institutional or community setting in semesters three and four, two days per week.

Your Future Study Options

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more may be considered for admission to the four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts – Criminal Justice degree program and may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus two eight-week work terms. Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

Community and Justice Services diploma program graduates may qualify for exemption from COUN 1000 Interpersonal Communication in our Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree program 22231.

Qualified graduates of this program may also be eligible to apply their academic credit towards further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.


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