HEALTH & FITNESS REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be able to physically perform the duties of this position. Students will complete occupational requirements for border, correctional and police services via PARE, FITCO and PREP. Any student seeking entry into this program should evaluate their physical readiness in anticipation of a rigorous fitness routine.
The Border Services diploma program provides a foundational knowledge in customs, immigration and food inspection. Students will become familiar with the pertinent legislation, procedures and documentation required to move people and goods across the border. In addition, they will also develop important communications, dispute resolution and critical thinking skills. The program is designed to give the graduates foundation training to enable them to seek careers in the many industries and government agencies responsible for facilitating the movement of persons and goods across the borders.
Students utilize a variety of methods, including role playing, to demonstrate their understating and ability to combine the material covered in the core courses of this program: Border Service; Immigration; Brokerage; Food, Plant and Animal Import Requirements; Counterfeit Documents and Fraud Detection; Investigation, Interviewing and Evidence as well as Criminal Code and Federal Statutes.
The focus of the Control and Defensive Techniques course is for students to gain an understanding of the authority and the importance of being able to articulate why a particular use of force was exercised.
In the Extremism & Fundamentalism in Canadian Society course students examine the complexity and dynamics of political and religious fundamentalism using an integrated and interdisciplinary perspective.
Graduates from this program will be prepared for the demands of being on the front line of global trade; seek careers in the many industries and government agencies responsible for facilitating the movement of persons and goods across the borders as well as careers in law enforcement.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.