Border Services | St. Clair College
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September

Temporary Delivery Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Fall 2020 Program/Course Delivery

Contact:
Paula Kellam
519-972-2727 ext. 5024

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.

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.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
JUS100
Law And Justice Communications I
3
JUS101
Lifestyle & Fitness Management I
3
JUS102
Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
3
JUS103
Issues In Canadian Criminal Justice
3
JUS104
Psychology For Law And Justice
3
JUS105
Ethics And Professionalism
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
JUS200
Law & Justice Communications II
3
JUS201
Lifestyle & Fitness Management II
3
JUS202
Conflict Management
3
JUS203
Criminology
3
JUS204
Interviewing & Investigation
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
JUS211
Mental Health And Addiction Awareness For First Responders
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
BRS301
Border Service
3
BRS302
Immigration
3
BRS304
Intraprofessional Skills Development
3
BRS306
Control & Defensive Techniques
3
BRS307
Criminal Code & Federal Statutes For Border Service
3
HSC168
First Aid CPR Defibrillator
1
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
BRS400
Counterfeit Documents & Fraud Detection
3
BRS402
Brokerage
3
BRS403
Food Plant & Animal Import Requirements
3
BRS404
Investigation & Evidence
3
BRS405
Extremism & Fundamentalism In Canadian Society
3
BRS406
French Communication
3

Your Investment

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

2020-2021 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.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Protection, Security and Investigation (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 53007)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Work in compliance with established standards and relevant legislation in the protection, security and investigation fields.
  2. Make decisions in a timely, effective and legally defensible manner to uphold protection and security.
  3. Carry out delegated duties and responsibilities in compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  4. Act equitably and justly with diverse populations.
  5. Work effectively as a member of a protection and security team.
  6. Prevent and resolve crisis, conflict and emergency situations by applying effective techniques.
  7. Conduct and/or contribute to investigations by collecting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence.
  8. Monitor, evaluate and accurately document behaviours, situations and events.
  9. Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.

    SCC enriched vocational learning outcomes

  10. Utilize border services enforcement tools in field-related situations.
  11. Identify people who are inadmissible to Canada, including those involved in terrorism, organized crime, war crimes or crimes against humanity and execute appropriate criteria for their removal.
  12. Adhere to protocol as it relates to the health and protection of food, plants, animals, and Canada’s resource base.
  13. Abide with policies and procedures for the import of goods and services as they relate to the protection of Canadian industry from injurious effects of dumped and subsidized goods.