Algonquin College - Graduate Programs

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1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2G 1V8

Victimology - Part-time (Graduate Certificate)

Program Information
Faculty: Police & Public Safety Institute
Degree: Certificate; Online
Field of Study: Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing
Description This Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides professionals with specialized knowledge and skills in victimology and in the provision of victim services. Students develop an understanding of victims' rights, sudden and traumatic loss, victim populations and crime and its effects on victims in the criminal justice system. History and theories of victimization are explored, with an applied victim-centred focus. A practicum experience in victim services provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with victim service agencies in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of victim services and advocacy. Specific course emphasis is given to issues such as childhood physical and sexual abuse, intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Website: Victimology - Part-time (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
A university degree in one of the following fields of study: social work, criminology, law, psychology, counselling, nursing, sociology or other related degree; OR A college diploma in social services, youth services, police foundations, early childhood education, child and youth worker, community and justice services, or any other related area, or equivalent; AND 1-3 years related volunteer or paid experience or equivalent in the vulnerable sector is required, and A Letter of Intent. An interview with the Program Coordinator may be required for clarification of the documents submitted.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: December 26, 2018