16 Month* Criminology Training Program

Criminology professionals facilitate the supervision and reintegration of criminal offenders. Duties may include protecting the public, detecting and preventing crime, probation supervision, social advocacy, counseling or conducting research.

If you’re an analytical person who’s interested in serving your community and learning more about the justice system, Eastern College’s Criminology program could be a great fit for you.

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Start your journey toward a new career today by requesting program details.

Criminology professionals facilitate the supervision and reintegration of criminal offenders. Duties may include protecting the public, detecting and preventing crime, probation supervision, social advocacy, counseling or conducting research.

If you’re an analytical person who’s interested in serving your community and learning more about the justice system, Eastern College’s Criminology program could be a great fit for you.

Eastern College continues to work with the provinces to ensure the continuity of learning for our students while meeting provincial Public Health guidelines. We continue to deliver education remotely at this time in the province of New Brunswick, with on-campus, in-class instruction reserved for programs where the academic outcomes cannot be achieved remotely. In Nova Scotia, the NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education has required that students return to campus for in-class instruction, and our Halifax campus students have started a phased-in return to campus for all programs.

Criminology is the scientific study of crime, criminals, criminal behavior, and corrections. It also examines the prevention of crime and society’s response to crime. Criminology professionals can work in a number of environments, including police stations, prisons, universities, courtrooms and government agencies. You will find them in nearly every aspect of the justice system.

With Eastern College’s hands-on Criminology program, you can get the knowledge and experience you need to pursue a rewarding career as a Criminology professional in 16 months*.

With modular learning, hands-on training, and a 95% employment rate**, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation. Contact us today to find out more about professional Criminology training and start down your path to success.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Why Become a Criminology Professional

FAST-PACED WORK ENVIRONMENT

Many of the careers available to Criminology professionals are exciting positions that will keep you engaged and interested in your craft. Whether helping in the daily management of an incarceration facility or providing a community with social support, there will never be a dull workday.

ADVANCE AND GROW

A career in Criminology can offer tremendous opportunities and some of the best training available. Every day on the job comes with its own new and unique rewards. After gaining experience in the field, you may advance your career in many directions, including gaining additional education and becoming a Criminologist.

VARIETY OF CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The field of Criminology is incredibly versatile, and as a Criminology professional, you may find that you’re suited to a wide range of career opportunities, including Community Outreach Worker, Corrections Officer, Loss Prevention Specialist, and more.

DO REWARDING WORK

A career in Criminology will give you the ability to play to your strengths and use your specific skills for a greater good. Careers in Criminology are honourable positions to have because they allow you to make a positive difference within your community.

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Click the button below to request details about our Criminology Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

What Our Graduates Say

Anthony Waddell

“Great atmosphere and caring staff”

The material that is taught is always hands-on and allows students to stay ahead of the “curve” in their career choice. Great atmosphere and caring staff make for an exceptional vocational college.

Joy

“Great classes, and still so many months to go!”

Wonderful staff, great classes, and still so many months to go! I’m sure they are going to be fantastic. If you’re looking for a school, this one is the best!.

Devon Green

“I was given the tools to be successful”

I am so thankful for the people and the education I received at Eastern College. I was given the tools to be successful and create an income off the education I received. Not only did this school land me the career I have now, I have life long friendships with the people I met here! I highly recommend this school !

Why Study Criminology with Eastern College

16-WEEK FIELD PLACEMENT

Eastern’s Criminology program includes a 6-week field placement at a business or organization within the industry. You’ll enhance your skills, make industry connections, and feel more confident pursuing your career.

2100% EMPLOYMENT RATE

If you’re looking for a steady, reliable career, look no further than a career as a Criminology professional. Eastern’s Criminology program has an employment rate of 95%**, so you can feel confident knowing that you’ll find related work in the industry**.

3FAST-TRACK TRAINING

You will receive the job-specific skills you need to get into your career within a condensed amount of time, so that you can get to work right away. Get job ready faster!

4ONGOING CAREER SERVICES

Eastern College offers job placement assistance and ongoing Career Services to all of our graduates. Get expert advice on how to nail interviews and take your resume to the next level. You’ll feel prepared to enter your chosen field with our Career Services team on your side.

5HALF-DAY CLASSES

At Eastern, you’ll only put in 4-hour days, so you’ll have the flexibility you need for your busy life. With half-day classes, you can continue to put your energy into what matters most in your life.

6MONTHLY PROGRAM START DATES

At Eastern College, we have programs that start monthly so you never have to wait long to start your learning journey.

7MODULAR LEARNING PLATFORM

When learning at Eastern, you will never feel overwhelmed in your program. You will complete one course at a time, allowing the focus to be on excelling in your studies.

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Criminology Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

Not Sure You’re Ready for Career Training?

Take the Eastern College “Career Training Readiness” Quiz

This fun online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Becoming a Qualified Criminology Professional

Transform your passion for justice into a fulfilling career in the legal sector.

With Eastern College, it’s simple.

Our in-depth Criminology program prepares you to enter one of the most foundational and necessary industries in Canada. Training will focus on in-class theory as well as real-world experience, such as volunteering and working in half-way houses.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of legal and criminal concepts as well as the values and principles of the Canadian legal system.

Let’s Break It Down

Here’s what you’ll learn in Eastern College’s Criminology program:

  • Canadian Criminology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Youth Criminal Justice
  • And more!
Career Opportunities

A fulfilling career in Criminology is built around human connection, risk management, and helping your community. You will be eligible for employment in the following areas:

  • Community Corrections Programs for Youth and Adults
  • Youth Custody Facilities
  • Security-Related Agencies
  • Adult Community Residential Centers
  • OutReach/Cognitive Life Skills Programs
  • and more!

Is Criminology Career Training Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about a career in Criminology,  fill out the form. A helpful Career Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help discover the perfect career path for you.

*Program length when completed in normal time

*Employment Rate based on 2021 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.

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