Border Services - Fast Track
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  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma (delivered in less than 1 year)
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4U or EAE4C
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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 communication, dispute resolution and critical thinking skills. The program is designed to provide graduates with foundational 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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Students utilize a variety of methods, including role playing and hands on activities, 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 enables 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.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: K967

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2017-2018 Tuition Fees

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.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
JUS104
3
Psychology for Law and Justice
JUS100
3
Law & Justice Communications I
JUS103
3
Issues in Canadian Criminal Justice
JUS105
3
Ethics and Professionalism
JUS101
3
Lifestyle & Fitness Management I
BRS302
3
Immigration
JUS102
3
Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
BRS307
3
Criminal Code and Federal Statutes for BS

Semester 2
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
JUS202
3
Conflict Management
MIC101
1
Introduction to Word Processing Software
MIC103
1
Introduction to Spreadsheet Software
JUS203
3
Criminology
JUS201
3
Lifestyle & Fitness Management II
JUS204
3
Interviewing & Investigations
JUS200
3
Law and Justice Communication II
BRS301
3
Border Services
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
BRS406
3
French Communication
BRS400
3
Counterfeit Documents & Fraud Detection
BRS404
3
Investigation & Evidence
BRS401
1

Canadian Firearms & Restricted Firearms Safety
BRS306
3
Control & Defensive Techniques
BRS405
3

Extremism & Fundamentalism in Canadian Society
BRS403
3

Food, Plant & Animals Import Requirements
BRS402
3
Brokerage
BRS304
3
Intraprofessional Skills Development
HSC168
1
First Aid, CPR, Defibrillator