Courses | Police Studies | Assiniboine Community College
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Courses And Costs

  • Year 1

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      COMM-0350 Communication Essentials 3 credit(s)
      The ability of writers to gather and interpret information, then create and present written content in a clear, concise and coherent manner is essential to the credibility and accessibility of any professional presentation. This course focuses on the fundamental building blocks of writing: grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word usage.

      COMP-0403 Communications Systems 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: COMP-0353 Computer Skills It is crucial that police officers be proficient in the use of modern technologies to assist them in the performance of their duties. These technologies include the police radio system, ground positioning systems, the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), and the Police Reporting and Operational System (PROS). Students learn how to utilize this technology and how to apply this knowledge to policing.

      LAWG-0073 Community Based Policing 6 credit(s)
      A police service and its officers must have a strong understanding of how they may best serve the communities in which they work. Students examine and apply community based problem solving models that utilize proactive approaches to reduce crime and promote community policing.

      COMP-0353 Computer Skills 3 credit(s) D P
      In this course students learn file management, email and Internet concepts. They use a popular word processing package to prepare professional documents.

      LAWG-0074 Criminal Code 6 credit(s)
      Corequisite: LAWG-0076 Investigational Techniques A complete understanding of criminal law is basic to law enforcement. This course forms the cornerstone of a student's ability to enter the policing profession. Students become knowledgeable in all criminal laws ranging from common assault to murder.

      LAWG-0075 Criminal Justice System 3 credit(s)
      As part of the Criminal Justice System, it is imperative that officers understand how court procedures and decisions impact them in the performance of their duties. These procedures begin with compelling an accused to court and extend to trial procedures and outcomes. Students employ the Criminal Code of Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and case law to obtain a full understanding of these procedures.

      COMM-0230 Cross-Cultural Communication 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: COMM-0203 Business Communications Police officers must be skilled in communicating with people of diverse backgrounds. This course requires students to explore and analyze the influences that shape the communities they serve. Specific attention is paid to aboriginal culture and its interaction with the Canadian Justice System. Through research, writing and presentations, students explore the cultural and social issues that influence the delivery of service-oriented policing.

      PEDV-0156 Drill 6 credit(s)
      Police officers are often placed into combative and stressful situations that require an exceptional level of self-discipline, team work and professionalism. A high level of discipline is maintained during this class. Drill aims to develop esprit de corps through precision team work in tactical-related exercises. Students develop a sense of pride in self through professional deportment. They learn how to care for and maintain their kit and be properly attired at all times while in uniform.

      LAWG-0076 Investigational Techniques 6 credit(s)
      Corequisite: LAWG-0074 Criminal Code The ability to investigate a crime is basic to the police profession. This course provides students with the understanding of how to conduct an investigation. Students learn the principles of investigational procedures, investigational interviewing, informants, intelligence, and how to prepare for court.

      LAWG-0077 Major Crimes Investigations 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: LAWG-0076 Investigational Techniques, LAWG-0074 Criminal Code A junior officer may become involved in a major investigation. These investigations are often complex and time consuming; therefore it is imperative that all team members understand how such an investigation functions. Students examine the method of a major investigation and gain an insight as to how the process can be applied to any type of major investigation. Students analyze forensic identification officers, reporting systems, emergency response teams, and riot troops among other investigational techniques.

      LAWG-0078 Managing the Police Function 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: LAWG-0074 Criminal Code, LAWG-0075 Criminal Justice System Corequisite: LAWG-0079 Practical Training Many duties of a police officer are non-criminal in nature, yet because they involve direct contact with the general public or involve a threat to personal and public safety, they require very specialized skills. Police officers must understand these situations and know how to deal with them. This course examines many of these situations and exposes students to procedures.

      HLTH-0188 Physical Training 6 credit(s)
      Health, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle choices greatly impact a police officer's ability to perform duties. Students obtain a required fitness level through aerobic and weight training. Students explore the impact of stress and lifestyle choices on physical and mental health. They learn how to manage these factors in order to realize a commitment to healthy living and maintain a high level of job performance.

      LAWG-0089 Police Report Writing 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: COMM-0350 Communication Essentials This course emphasizes the importance of police report writing skills for different situations that the police officer may have to report on. Students will develop skills in writing clear, concise and coherent industry standard reports. This course also focuses on the fundamental building blocks of writing: grammar, punctuation, spelling, and correct word usage.

      LAWG-0079 Practical Training 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: LAWG-0074 Criminal Code, LAWG-0076 Investigational Techniques, LAWG-0080 Provincial Statutes, COMP-0403 Communications Systems, COMM-0203 Business Communications Corequisite: LAWG-0077 Major Crimes This course is the critical step in moving from the theory of policing into the world of being a police officer. It integrates the knowledge and skills necessary to manage real police situations in a manner consistent with the directions and priorities of a police service. Students utilize their knowledge of the criminal code, the criminal justice system and investigational techniques to conduct investigations. This course also prepares students for their role as a police officer in making arrests, documenting their actions and presenting evidence in court.

      LAWG-0080 Provincial Statutes 3 credit(s)
      In order to enforce the law, a police officer must know the law. In addition to the Criminal Code of Canada, the law includes provincial statutes. In this course students examine the statutes of Manitoba and explore the duties, responsibilities, penalties, court procedures and authorities regarding statutes.

    Tuition and other related fees: $3890
    Textbooks, tools and supplies: $2000

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 8 months/September

Credential Certificate

Credits 66.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus



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