Protection, Security and Investigation

Protection, Security and Investigation

Protection, Security and Investigation (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September and January


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Contact Information

Daniel Schwartz, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3760


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,977.78
– 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.

Approximately $300 – $500 per semester for textbooks and supplies.


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

Important: The following additional requirements are not admission requirements. However, they may be required when applying to prospective employers in this or related fields.

• Some law enforcement agencies have standards for minimum hearing and vision. Further, mental and physical health, and good moral character and habits will be required. Employers in some sectors of the law and security field that provide community service opportunities may require students to undergo a police record check for criminal offences and mandatory bonding. This is a requirement for some sectors of the law and security field. It is important for potential students to understand that certain requirements are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program, including any community service portion, and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.

• Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) may be required by employers

• Police Record Check: Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a police record check. Refer to Admission Information. The police record check may have to be renewed every three to six months. 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 Protection, Security and Investigation diploma program gives you the skills needed to attract employers’ attention in the growing public safety and private security fields.

You will learn from industry experts in Humber’s 18,000-square-foot Centre for Justice Leadership, which features the latest technology-based learning in crime scene management and criminal investigation, along with justice leadership and conflict resolution learning opportunities.

Small classes enhance courses designed to meet current needs and integrate theory with practical learning experiences. Courses include Investigation and Interviewing, Border Security in Canada, Conflict Resolution, Surveillance Techniques and Crime Analysis. You will learn how to use protection, security and investigation techniques and technologies to accurately monitor, assess and document behaviours, situations and events; and to collect, preserve and present admissible evidence. You will also learn public relations skills, how to resolve conflicts and how to act justly when working with diverse populations. Students may be subject to security clearance screening requirements including a criminal record and background check.

This program is designed to meet both public and private sector demand for graduates who have expertise in protection, security and investigation, as well as a strong knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems in Canada.

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

How to Apply

Your Career

Secure your place in the public safety and private security fields.

Choose a challenging, rewarding career with a law enforcement agency within the civil and criminal justice systems; Correctional Services (community and institutional); Canada Border Services Agency; immigration organizations; government organizations; residential, commercial and industrial security agencies; airport security; the Canadian Forces; as well as hotels, casinos and retail establishments. Pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in this growing field.

Become eligible to write the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services licensing examinations, which are mandatory for private investigators and security guards in Ontario.

Our Industry Partnerships

The School of Social & Community Services has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that have provided employment opportunities for Humber graduates: Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Toronto Police Service, York Regional Police, Halton Regional Police, Durham Regional Police, Peel Regional Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Go Transit, Correctional Service of Canada, Toronto West Detention Centre, Syl Apps Youth Centre, as well as numerous private security and private investigation agencies.

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 Bachelor of Applied Arts-Criminal degree program 22201. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of 6 semesters of full-time study, plus two eight-week work terms. Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more.

Admisssions will be based on availability in the program.


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