Corrections and Law
Enforcement Diploma

PROGRAM TYPELaw and Justice

Do your life justice. Train for a career in law enforcement. Be job-ready in 14 months!


Exciting Careers that Make a Difference

Maritime Business College provides expert training in law enforcement. We are specialists in both non-violent intervention skills and physical control and restraint techniques.

First, you’ll learn the foundations of the Canadian justice system. Next, you’ll develop the mental and physical skills necessary to succeed in security and law enforcement. By the end of the program, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and hands-on skills that you need to have a successful career in corrections, security, or law enforcement.

At Maritime Business College, we want our students to have as many options as possible. That’s why we created this unique program that recognizes both the similarities and distinct differences between the related fields of corrections, security, and law enforcement.

As a student in this program, you’ll have the opportunity to train hands-on for three distinct law enforcement careers: corrections, security, and law enforcement. Training in more than one specification allows you the freedom and flexibility to explore your career options and widen your career search.

Is a Professional Law Enforcement Career Right for You?

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Corrections and Law Enforcement Education

  • Canadian Corrections
    Learn about how inmates get involved with the Canadian criminal justice system. In this course, you’ll become familiar with the history, evolution, and present day correction services in Canada. By the end of this course, you’ll have a basic understanding of how inmates navigate through the justice system.
  • Policing in Canada
    In this module, you’ll learn about the role of law enforcement in Canada. Learn the historical and cultural development of police services, and know where different forms of policing apply in different situations.
  • Criminal Investigations
    Know the procedures and methods of conducting a criminal investigation. By the end of this module, you’ll learn to take an analytical approach to investigations and be able to protect and apply evidence.


Hands-on Training

At Maritime Business College, we know that the best way to learn a profession is hands-on. That’s why we train you in a real work environment.

During your practicum, you’ll work in a real correctional, security or law enforcement facility and gain first–hand, practical knowledge and experience in your new career field. You’ll feel confident when you enter the professional world with work experience already on your resume. Some graduates are even hired directly from their work practicum.

On top of real-world experience, many of our modules prepare you for the certifications you’ll need when entering the workforce:

  • Physical Education
    A career in corrections, security, and law enforcement starts with taking care of yourself. Gain the leadership and supervision skills you need through physical fitness and defense training. In this module, you’ll participate in a wellness program designed to increase your level of fitness and endurance. Throughout the module, you’ll be tested in both your defense tactics as well as your physical fitness.
  • Firearms Acquisition/Weapons Range Training: Handguns
    Acquire the knowledge and skills you’ll need to handle a firearm safely. Familiarize with the Canadian government handbook on firearms and know the different types of firearms and ammunition. By the end of this module, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skill to pursue the certifications required to obtain and possess a firearm in Canada.
  • Crisis Intervention
    Be ready to handle difficult situations. In this module, you’ll receive the training and certifications that will prepare you to handle a crisis in the heat of the moment. Some of the certifications you’ll receive are:

    • First Aid Level C/AED
    • Critical Incident Stress Management
    • Verbal Crisis Intervention
    • Suicide Intervention
    • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
    • PPCT/Defensive Tactics
    • Occupational Health and Safety


Modular Training

Maritime Business College uses a modular system of training. Modular programs integrate theoretical and practical issues, with clearly defined learning outcomes.

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Exclusive PARE & COPAT Training

Maritime Business College is one of the few institutions in the Maritimes that trains you on official PARE and COPAT fitness equipment.

  • PARE Training:
    The Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) is a physical test meant to simulate chasing, controlling, and apprehending a suspect. If you ever pursue a career with the RCMP, you will be required to complete PARE.
  • COPAT Training:
    The Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT) is another physical assessment that tests your physical capability to meet the demands in a correctional services career. COPAT measures your strength, agility, and endurance by simulating situations you’ll need to prepared for as correctional officer.

Maritime Business College provides PARE and COPAT testing on a monthly basis. With monthly testing, you’ll have hands-on experience with the physical training required to advance your career in law enforcement and security. Plus, your training will give you a competitive edge as you enter the workforce.

Graduates Salary

Employment Rate*
$14 - $38
Average Wage/HR*
$22 - $43
High Wage/HR*

*Employment Rate based on contactable MBC graduates from the last four years employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 4422 & 6541 – **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on Nova Scotia data. Local (or regional) income may vary.

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Here is what our students have to say
My experience at Maritime Business College filled in the knowledge gaps I needed to launch my business. The instructors went above and beyond in helping to make it happen.
Davan Skelhorn
What a great year! I learned so much on both an academic level and personal level. Thank you so much!
Monique Reade
Paralegal Graduate
I’d probably be flippin’ burgers somewhere if it wasn’t for all of you and your patience and incredible understanding! I absolutely love my job!
Beth Collins
I am enrolled in the law enforcement program and I absolutely love it! It's hands on. The instructors are super friendly and all the staff are wonderful as well.
Chianne Witter
Corrections and Law Enforcement Graduate
Maritime Business College

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