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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Community and Justice Services

Prepare for a career helping others in a justice setting.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)


Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

As well, applicants should be aware of the physical demands of the field, and course work, and explore possible field placement and employment related standards before applying.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Sheridan field placement agencies require a police record check for criminal offences, including a vulnerable sector check and a current acceptable record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation prior to the start of semester 2 and directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement session for each term at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements will not be able to complete field placement opportunities.

*Course duration for September starts is two academic years. Course duration for January starts is 16 months continuous.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.