Community, Crime & Social Justice (CCSJ) | Certificate
In 2020/2021 we offer this program via Distributed Learning where we use various tools that may include email, web-conferencing platforms, online videos, social media, textbooks, print modules, local contexts and experiential tasks. Learn more about Distributed Learning at CMTN.
The Community, Crime & Social Justice (CCSJ) Certificate is a fully accredited, 1 year program that includes a unique, supervised work placement in a criminal justice (or related) agency, allowing students to gain valuable employment experience.
Visit CMTN's Criminology Program for more information, including degree partnerships and career opportunities.
Apply to CMTN
Visit Apply to CMTN for an Admissions Checklist and to apply online.
Our Educational Advisors are here to help if you have any questions or need guidance along the way.
Dates and locations
|September and January||Terrace Campus|
Study on a full or part-time basis. Some courses are available online and by video conference.
Note: not all courses are offered at every campus. Speak with an Educational Advisor for assistance with course selection.
|Faculty Member||Campus Location|
|CRIM 101||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|CRIM 135||Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: a Criminal Justice Perspective (Or CRIM 230* )||3|
|PSYC 101||Introductory Psychology I (Or SOCI 101)||3|
|ENGL 101||University Writing (OR ENGL 102; OR ENGL 151: OR SSW 113*)||3|
|SSW 112||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|CRIM 103||Psychology of Crime & Deviance (OR CRIM 104)||3|
|CRIM 210||Law, Youth and Young Offenders (OR CRIM 213)||3|
|PSYC 102||Introductory Psychology II (OR SOCI 102)||3|
|CRIM 131||Introduction to the Criminal Justice System||3|
|CRIM 198||Community, Crime and Soc Just Practicum Certificate Practicum||3|
Courses are offered face-to-face, by video-conference and online.
These alternatives may be scheduled in different semesters.
Note: The number of seats in the work practicum are limited. Students must meet the minimum grade of a C+ in each class to qualify and must apply to and obtain permission to complete the practicum from the instructor of the practicum in the fall semester. In addition to regular fees for this course students should expect to pay up to $1500 in food and lodging expenses if the practicum is outside of the student’s home area.
- Apply direct to the University Credit Program
- Submit proof of English Studies 12 or First People's English 12 or equivalent
- Once admitted, register in the courses required for the Criminology Program
English proficiency is required for all students entering CMTN programs. Please visit our English Language Alternatives page to see how this requirement can be met.
|Full-time||30 Credits||30 Credits|
|Lab fees (16.17 per credit)1||$48.51||$48.51|
|Student Union fees2||$83.84||$83.84|
|Books & supplies2||$2,000.00||$2,000.00|
|Field School fees3||$900.00||$900.00|
Tuition and fees effective August 1, 2020 for the 2020/21 Academic Year.
1Lab fees are mandatory. All associate degrees require a minimum of 3 credits in laboratory science, and students may take up to 42 lab credits.
2Costs are approximate and may vary depending on courses taken. Student union fees are term based.
3Field schools have additional costs between $100 - $900 per field school, depending on the location and the activities. Field schools are not a mandatory component of all associate degrees, however, students are strongly encouraged to attend a field school during the spring/summer semester. Associate Degrees specializing in Environmental Geoscience are encouraged to attend a minimum of two field schools. Field schools are subject to different deposit requirements and refund rules.
4Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.
University transfer requirements
Additional course prerequisites may be required if you plan to transfer to a laddering program after completing your credential (e.g. SFU for a BA in Criminology or BCIT for a BTECH in Forensic Sciences.) Course prerequisites may include:
- Biology 11
- Chemistry 11
- Math 11
Students missing prerequisites may enrol in Career & College Preparation (CCP) upgrading courses while completing the program.
Need help with the application process? Contact an Educational Advisor.