Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.
The health of each applicant (physical and emotional) accepted into the program must be such that he/she can cope with the program of instruction, including field placement; meet the public health requirements of field placement settings; engage in moderate physical activity in semester one with increasing levels of fitness in subsequent semesters. Students must complete basic First Aid and CPR prior to the beginning of semester three.
Field placements for the program cover the entire range of correctional, social service, and educational agencies. To be eligible for field placement, students must have completed all academic courses, be emotionally stable, and be prepared to act in a professional manner, as defined by the program. Travel and shift work are required during the entire field placement period.
Criminal Background Check: Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for most field placement sites in this program. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.
Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at ontariocolleges.ca and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.