Prepare for a career helping others in a correctional setting
Sheridan’s Community and Justice Services Program prepares you for a future working within the correctional field, often dealing with adult offenders or members of vulnerable sectors of society, like youth.
The program combines a strong theoretical foundation in the social sciences, particularly psychology, criminal law and criminology, with an intensive hands-on experiential focus.
Our criminal justice studies curriculum helps you hone your human relations and interpersonal skills as well as equipping you with skills such as:
- Proper use of static and dynamic security techniques
- Correctional program development and implementation
- Crisis intervention and prevention methods
- Offender case management
Professors teaching your college classes are not only outstanding educators, but are also well experienced in the correctional field. You'll learn through:
- Group activities including mock interviews, role playing and collaborative assignments
- Presentations by guest speakers from the field
- Field trips to facilities such as youth centres, jails and halfway houses
- Lectures by criminal justice program instructors
Following an individual interview to determine your specific career interests, you'll undertake a field placement in a correctional setting such as an adult institution, youth facility, community-based agency or residential facility. This practicum experience is an excellent springboard to future employment for many students.
Prior to your placement, and at your own expense, you must obtain certification in CPR (Basic Rescuer), St. John Standard First Aid and a criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check.
The Community and Justice Services Program is located at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.