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  • FULL-TIME DIPLOMA | 24201Protection, Security
    and Investigation

     Type: 2-Year Diploma      

     Start Date: September and January      

     Location: Lakeshore Campus      


The Humber Protection, Security and Investigation diploma offers the skills needed to get employers’ attention in the growing public safety and private security fields.

Protection, Security and Investigation diploma video

Watch the video to learn more about the Protection, Security and Investigation diploma program.

What you will learn

Learn how to use protection, security and investigation techniques and technologies to accurately monitor, assess and document behaviours, situations and events, and to collect, preserve and present admissible evidence.

Learn from industry experts in Humber’s 18,000-square-foot Centre for Justice Leadership at our Humber Lakeshore Campus in Toronto, which features the latest technology-based learning crime scene and criminal investigation along with justice leadership and conflict resolution learning opportunities.

Curriculum highlights 

Small classes enhance courses designed to meet current needs and integrate theory with practical learning experiences. Courses include:

  • Border Security in Canada
  • Public Safety in Canada
  • Crime Analysis
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Surveillance Techniques

Security guard speaking through microphone on his jacket

Graduates also learn public relations skills, how to resolve conflicts and how to act justly when working with diverse populations.

For admission requirements and other requirements, refer to the calendar page >

Students and program alumni are eligible to take Humber's Private Investigator Licensing Exam Prep Course and the Security Guard Licensing Exam Prep Course at no additional cost. These prep courses are available through Humber's Continuing Education offering and prepare students to write the ministry exams which are mandatory for private investigators and security guards in Ontario. Visit Continuing Education >

Double your credential

Graduates of the Protection, Security and Investigation program can choose to continue their education and in two additional semesters of study can obtain a second diploma in PSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Fast-track into a degree

Graduates could also apply for advanced standing in Humber's Bachelor of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice Degree program.

Get a career that is in high demand

This program is designed to meet both public and private sector demand for graduates who have expertise in protection, security and investigation, as well as strong knowledge of the criminal, and civil justice systems in Canada.

Secure your place in the public safety and private security fields.

Graduates may choose a challenging, rewarding career with a law enforcement agency within the civil and criminal justice systems; Correctional Services (community and institutional); Canada Border Services Agency; immigration organizations; government organizations; residential, commercial and industrial security agencies; airport security; the Canadian Forces; as well as hotels, casinos and retail establishments. Pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in this growing field.

Career options

  • Airport Security Officer
  • Border Services Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Security Officer

Airport Security Officer

Security Officer searching an individual

Industry partnerships

The School of Social & Community Services has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that have provided employment opportunities for Humber graduates.

  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Toronto Police Service
  • York Regional Police
  • Halton Regional Police
  • Durham Regional Police
  • Peel Regional Police
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Go Transit, Correctional Service of Canada
  • Toronto West Detention Centre
  • Syl Apps Youth Centre
  • Numerous private security and private investigation agencies

Mentorship opportunities

Mentor with some of the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA’s) leading security providers. Mentorship opportunities subject to specific requirements, availability and eligibility criteria set by Humber College, the mentorship provider.