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Criminal Justice


Lethbridge College

Program Type: Occupational

Credential Type: Diploma

Length: 2 Years

Distance: Available

Distance Delivery Options: ALL courses are available on-campus and online.

Admission Requirements:

ADMISSIONS:  New students are accepted into the Criminal Justice - Policing program in the fall (September) and winter (January) terms for on-campus and online study and also in the spring (May) term for online study.

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:  All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of the calendar.

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants are required to review and acknowledge completion of an online information package relating to the entry/suitability requirements for a career in law enforcement.  Applicants are advised they will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check if they intend to enroll in a practicum.

PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  There is an elective practicum component to this program.  The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.  Refusal by the student to accept by way of legal contract and abide by these terms and conditions will prevent the student from participating in the practicum experience.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Although no physical requirements are placed on applicants for entry to the program, applicants should ensure through a medical examination that their cardio-vascular system is suitable to undertake strenuous fitness related exercise. In addition, applicants are advised to undergo eyesight/colour vision testing for compatibility with the requirements of employers.

NOTE:  Many courses within the program require computer competency to complete assignments.  Where students lack these skills on entry, enrolment in CPU-1151 Introduction to Computers becomes mandatory.  Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT (PLA):  If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Program eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta*:

  • Tuition: $4,038.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments: $1,574.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees: $1,105.00 Year One

* This program information is valid for the Student Aid Alberta funding year 2017/8/1 to 2018/7/31.
Note: Tuition, Books/supplies/instruments, Mandatory Fees displayed are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the institution. Contact the institution to obtain accurate educational cost information.


** TransferAlberta provides course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Last Updated: 2017-05-30


Lethbridge College
Recruitment Services 3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6

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