Pathways from Policing and Security Diplomas to Conestoga's Bahcelor of Community and Criminal Justice Program

Conestoga College
Conestoga College ITAL (Conestoga) has worked to establish educational pathways for students holding a two year diploma from Police Foundations (PF) or Protection, Security and Investigation (PSI) programs into the Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (BCCJ) program. As part of its cyclical renewal process, the BCCJ program recently updated its program design to strengthen both its capacity to prepare graduates for the changing landscape of community and criminal justice, and to improve opportunities for graduates of PF and PSI programs to enter the degree program at a more advanced level. The latter was intended to better align diploma-to-degree pathways with student expectations of a ‘two-plus-two’ post-secondary education opportunity...