Class Descriptions

Doon campus

Canadian Criminal Justice System:  This course provides an overview of the Canadian Criminal Justice System with a particular emphasis on the history, function, role, and organization of Canadian law enforcement services, it examines the operation of the criminal justice system. Each of the major components from enforcement through the courts and correctional services will be explored.

Security Guard Licensing for Ontario: This course is intended for new security guards and/or security guards who need to meet the training requirement to obtain an Ontario Security Guard License. This course contains 12 core modules as prescribed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, including emergency first aid, the road to mental readiness, and evasive self-defense techniques. This course includes exercises related to crime prevention and de-escalation of crises.  Students will receive 2 certificates upon completion of the course

Criminology: This course provides an examination of various theoretical explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour including the sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. Criminological theory is related to various types of criminal activity. The reality of crime in Canada including victimology is examined through crime statistics and correlates of criminal behaviour. The impact on theory on the development and effectiveness of the criminal justice system is discussed with an emphasis on future trends within the system. This course is part of the Law Enforcement and Investigation program.


  • Textbooks are provided
  • Criminal Justice is part of Conestoga College’s Policing programs
  • Security Guard can qualify successful students for the Ontario Security License Test