The Police Foundations Program
City Adult Learning Centre and Centennial College have developed a collaborative Police Foundations diploma program. The first semester of the Police Foundations Program is taken at CALC. Students will have the opportunity to earn secondary school diploma credits while completing semester 1 of the Police Foundations Program. After successful completion of the first semester, students continue their studies at Centennial College.
How Do I Apply For The Program?
• Complete the application form
• Write the Pre-Admission Test in English
• Submit Ontario transcripts or equivalent documentation
• Successfully complete an interview
What are the Admission Requirements?
• A minimum of 24 credits towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma including all compulsories or equivalent documents
• Grade 12 English with a minimum grade of 65% (ENG4C1) or 55% (ENG4U1)
• Any U or M course in Canadian & World Studies, English of Social Sciences & Humanities
• Testing in English
Where Can I Take The Pre-Requisite Courses?
• Courses can be taken at City Adult Learning Centre
• Students may enrol in courses in September, November, February or April
How long is the Police Foundations Program?
• This two-year program is 4 semesters in length
• The first semester is taken at the City Adult Learning Centre. The course runs Monday-Friday, 8:10 a.m. – 3:30
• Semesters 2, 3, and 4 are taken at Centennial College, Progress Campus
• The semesters are 14 weeks in length
How Much Does The Program Cost?
• Students are required to purchase their Police Foundations books and Uniform
• The approximate cost is $700 for semester one
What Are The Employment Opportunities?
Employment prospects are excellent. Graduates of the Police Foundations Program obtain employment in a variety of organizations including:
• Municipal and Regional Police Services
• Ontario Provincial Police
• Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
• Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS)
• Canadian Forces Military Police
• TDSB Security and School Based Safety Monitors
• Corrections(federal and provincial)
• Agencies requiring special constables
• Private Security Companies
What Are The Standard Policing Requirements?
In general the requirements are:
• No criminal record
• Valid “G” driver’s license with a good record
• CPR of equivalent certificate
• Physical requirements in vision, hearing and physical fitness
Failure to meet minimum standards required for a career in policing will disqualify you in a career in policing regardless how successful you are in the program. Please contact any agencies for specific information.
How do I register?
Click here to begin your registration in the Police Foundations program.