AJSProgram Description

In this 11-month Certificate program, learners prepare for an exciting career in the justice sector by increasing their knowledge about the structures and processes in the Canadian justice system. The challenges and issues that affect Indigenous people are also examined through a critical thinking lens with an emphasis on decolonization. From an Indigenous perspective, cultural values and beliefs are key components in our curriculum aimed at helping Indigenous people involved with the justice system.

Program Summary

Length:

11 Months

Offered:

September to July

Credits:

39.0

Credential:

Certificate

Format:

Full-time

Schedule:

Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

Practicum:

11 weeks unpaid work experience

Transferability:

· 25 Credits transferable to SFU

· 24 Credits transferrable to NVIT

University Transfer

The Aboriginal Justice Studies Certificate program is transferrable to Simon Fraser University (25 Credits) and Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (24 Credits). Please refer to their admission requirements.

  • 1st Year in Bachelor of Arts, Criminology – Simon Fraser University
  • 1st Year Associate of Arts Degree - Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
  • BC Transfer Guide

*Please Note: SFU requires Grade 12 Math. Through our Aboriginal Adult Basic Education program, Grade 12 Math can be offered. 

Career Path

Our graduates find jobs with different employers including non-profit agencies, First Nation governments, or police authorities, which may include:

  • Correctional officers
  • Security officers
  • Tribal policing
  • RCMP
  • Family court worker
  • Lawyer
  • Parole officer

Admission Requirements

High School Applicants

  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent or Mature Student (requires Writing Assessment)
  • Minimum "C" grade in English 12
  • Letter of Intent
  • Interview with Program Coordinator

Mature Applicants

  • 21 years old or older
  • No Grade 12
  • Letter of Intent
  • Completed written assessment with a "C" grade or higher
  • Interview with Program Coordinator

Course Schedule

Term 1 - September

CRIM 100

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3

CRIM 150

Introduction to Criminology

3

ENGL 110

Introduction to College Writing

3

CMNS 125

Interpersonal Communications

3

SOC 110

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

Term 2 - January

FNST 110

First Nations Studies

3

CRIM 160

The Canadian Legal System

3

CRIM 170

Introduction to Corrections

3

CRIM 180

Sociological Approaches to Crime

3

CRIM 145

Employment Preparation

3

 

Term 3 - April 

CRIM 120

Introduction to Policing

3

CRIM 155

AJS Practicum

6

Tuition & Fees

Tuition:

$6,700.00

Fees:

$150.00

Books:

$1,610.00

UPass:

$451.00

Total Cost:

$8,911.00

 

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org