About the program
This program will emphasize the importance of tactical and practical security solutions and the strategic assessment of risk factors for their control and management. The program provides current, industry-specific, and highly relevant training for individuals who are seeking employment in the field of security services, individuals who are on a career pathway to inspections, investigations, or law enforcement related duties or individuals who are currently employed as security guards and wish to expand their security and enforcement knowledge and skill-set. Students will set themselves apart from others in the field through this specialized training. Students will complete most of their courses online in any order that they wish.
All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
Note re: admission requirements
Prospective students are advised that to work in Ontario as a security guard they must have completed the required training and/or testing, be at least 18 years old, possess a clean criminal record, according to the Clean Criminal Record Regulation, and be legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
- Prospective students are advised that to work in Ontario as a security guard they must have completed the required training and/or testing, be at least 18 years old, possess a clean criminal record, according to the Clean Criminal Record Regulation, and be legally entitled to work in Canada.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
- Recognize and apply the basic principles of crime prevention through environmental design;
- Describe the various roles in protection, security and investigation with emphasis on public, personal, and corporate safety and explain the major components of enforcement through the courts and correctional services;
- Assess and evaluate potential risks of all forms to an organization or business by employing critical and analytic thinking;
- Accurately monitor, evaluate, and document behaviours, situations and events in investigation and evidence gathering;
- Employ emergency management and crisis prevention and resolution skills to address conflict and emergency situations as a member of a security team;
- Solve problems and make decisions in a timely, effective and legally defensible manner;
- Outline the process of collection, preservation and presentation of admissible evidence in compliance with the Private Security and Investigative Services Act;
- Explain how to secure and maintain an effective and safe work environment for customers, clients, and employees;
- Demonstrate how to provide help to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis; and
- Demonstrate proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage.
Program related resources
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.