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Fundamentals of Correctional Practices

Available at: Online part-time


Graduates will have knowledge of the law and those theories relating to corrections, inmates and young offenders. They will have safety and security skills and the ability to apply their acquired learning in a practical fashion.

To successfully complete the program, participants must complete four (4) compulsory courses and two (2) Electives.



  • For your convenience, some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule.
  • The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
  • Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and any additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.

Visit the Online and Continuing education catalogue for course details and to register.


Graduates from the program may find employment opportunities in residences for adult and young offenders, and in community based correctional and/or victim-oriented programs.

Persons holding a college diploma or university degree in another discipline, in addition to this Certificate, may seek employment in a provincial or federal correctional institution.

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Program Name

Fundamentals of Correctional Practices

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Start Dates


Program Duration


Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline

Required courses
CSDU 197 Canadian Criminal Justice System
CSAL 42 Criminology
CSAL 49 Penology
CSAL 24 Safe and Secure Environments

Electives (Choose 2)
CSAL 41 Abnormal Psychology
CSAL 67 Correctional Practices
CSAL 72 Special Populations 1
CSLO 49 Youth in Conflict-PFP

Admission Requirements


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


    As an international student, I am glad that I chose St. Lawrence College. Living in residence has helped me to meet more people and make more friends. My classmates and professors are very nice. But the best thing is what I am learning, which gives me a lot of personal satisfaction.

    Karla Quiroz

    Additional Information

    Book order procedure

    Advanced Standing

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