This program is delivered at our downtown campus, the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. If you’re staying in residence, which is located at our main campus, it is a quick 20 minute bus ride to our downtown campuses. The bus stops directly behind the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. The MediaPlex is one block south of the Centre for the Arts.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
View Pre/Co-Requisites for Border Services
*Lab components of Fitness classes within this program are delivered at the main campus.
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:
- Work in compliance with established standards and relevant legislation in the protection, security and investigation fields.
- Make decisions in a timely, effective and legally defensible manner to uphold protection and security.
- Carry out delegated duties and responsibilities in compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
- Act equitably and justly with diverse populations.
- Work effectively as a member of a protection and security team.
- Prevent and resolve crisis, conflict and emergency situations by applying effective techniques.
- Conduct and/or contribute to investigations by collecting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence.
- Monitor, evaluate and accurately document behaviours, situations and events.
- Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.
SCC enriched vocational learning outcomes
- Utilize border services enforcement tools in field-related situations.
- 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.
- Adhere to protocol as it relates to the health and protection of food, plants, animals, and Canada’s resource base.
- 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.