Justice and Public Safety Certificate

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Goal-Oriented Learning

Start your journey to meet your goal of being a first responder! This program will prepare you for options working in policing and law enforcement, corrections, paramedic, and firefighting positions. As an applied program offered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia and Native Education College, you will complete courses that lead to the completion of an Adult Dogwood Diploma and a 30-credit post secondary certificate. Dual credit options will be available to accelerate high school graduation requirements where possible.

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Career Path

Students will receive their highschool diploma and a pathway to employment or further education in law enforcement, paramedicine, firefighting, and corrections.


  • Adult Basic Education courses to meet Grade 12 graduation requirements
  • First Nation Studies
  • Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • Effective Presentation, Writing, and Listening Skills
  • First Responder
  • Restorative Justice
  • Justice and Public Safety Statutes and Structures
  • Ethics, Values and Professional Behaviour
  • Career Practicum
  • Employment Strategies and Career Development


  • Identify as an Aboriginal person from First Nation, M├ętis or Inuit descent
  • Native Education College will determine academic suitability based on assessment
  • An interest in Justice and Public Safety careers

Start Date and Program Location

Program will run January 2016 to April 2017 with classes at both Native Education College in Vancouver and Justice Institute of British Columbia in New Westminster.

Program Cost

Tuition and books are eligible to be 100% covered if accepted into the program.


  • Applications are currently being accepted at Native Education College
  • Contact Marina McNeil at 604.873.3761 ext. 328 or admissions@necvancouver.org
  • Additional information contact Bridget Malcom at 604.528.5621 or aboriginal@jibc.ca


Last updated August 30, 2017