NOTE: A Child Abuse Registry Search must also be completed in advance for cadets planning to complete their on the job training in Nova Scotia.
NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.
Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.
First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.
|Tuition and Other Fees||First Year|
|Student Union||$ 168|
|Health Insurance Fee||$ 420|
|Lab Fee||$ 300|
|Body Armour||$ 600|
|Dry Cleaning||$ 105|
|CPKN Course||$ 115|
|Graduation Fee||$ 100|
|1stinstallment due August 26||$ 13,645|
|2ndinstallment due Dec. 2, 2019||$ 3,125|
|1 pair black shine-able shoes – Military or Police Style
2 long sleeve plain white dress shirts suitable to wear a black tie. (no button down collars)
1 pair of black dress pants
1 pair quality running shoes
3 pairs black socks
1 black tie – plain, single color/no patterns (clip on preferred)
|Towels and personal toiletry articles||varies|
|1 alarm clock or clock radio||$ 20|
|1 mouth guard piece||varies|
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
The primary responsibility of a correctional officer is to monitor, supervise and interact with incarcerated offenders and prepare them to become law-abiding citizens after serving their sentences. You will learn the skills you need to ensure the safety and well-being of inmates, yourself and your colleagues.
Learn how to supervise inmate movement; appropriate use of control tactics, Taser and other control devices; the principles of human relations, sociology and psychology; communications techniques, including how to brief visitors and criminal justice professionals entering the institution; extracting inmates from cells and conducting security checks; how to conduct safety equipment checks, and how to draft daily logs and reports.
You will receive crisis intervention training and earn a de-escalation certification.
As part of the Corrections Officer program, all cadets undergo on the job training at provincial or federal correctional facilities throughout Atlantic Canada. This real-life experience offers students the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge and it plays an integral role in preparing them for a career in corrections.
The program also includes practice on a driving course and use of force/control skills, as well as communication and mental health training. Academic components include coursework in sociology, psychology, and law.
Students in the Correctional Officer program are required to live in residence for the duration of their training, except when they are in on the job training.
View a detailed list of courses for this program.