AJS July 2017

Program 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 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 – 2pm

Practicum

11 week 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. Please see our Student Advisor for more information.

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 completion and transcript
  • English 12 “C” grade or higher
  • 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

ENGL110

Academic 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

Practicum Placement

6

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

$6,700.00

Fees

$150.00

Books

$1,610.00

UPass

$451.00

Total Cost

$8,911.00

 

For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
604.873.3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org