Justice Studies Diploma – Correctional Studies
You will become a vital part of a system that is at the foundation of our society. A Justice Studies Diploma with a Correctional Studies Specialization opens doors to diverse opportunities for rewarding careers in correctional institutions, community corrections, probation, and more.
This 16-month (4-semester) Diploma gives you the knowledge necessary for a career in a correctional institution, community corrections, or probation. After graduation, you will be prepared to apply your knowledge and skills in an engaging environment where every day presents exciting and unique challenges. All Justice Studies students take the same set of courses in Year 1 (criminal justice, psychology, sociology, and criminology) and take courses specific to their specialization in Year 2: Youth Justice, Law Enforcement, or Correctional Studies.
Correctional Studies graduates are currently in high demand across the province across a wide range of careers: Correctional Peace Officer, Correctional Service Worker, Probation Officer, Community Corrections Officer, Not-for-profit Offender Services Worker, Reintegration Worker, Remand/Attendance Centre Worker, Sheriff.
16-months (4 semesters)
- High School Diploma with credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent
- Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing
- Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test Additional Requirement
- A current Police Information Check (PIC) with a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) that is completely clear.
English Language Proficiency Requirement
- See English Language Proficiency Requirements for details.
Bow Valley College has a number of transfer agreements in place with other leading Canadian colleges and universities.