RED DEER- RDC will offer the new Justice Studies Diploma starting this September.
The two-year program includes courses delving into a range of topics, such as the Canadian justice system, the complex origins of crime and criminal behaviour, communication and conflict resolution, and many more.
Students will also gain valuable experience through a practicum, which takes place in their second year.
"We’re very excited to offer this program, which is the first of its kind in central Alberta and has been developed with strong support from stakeholder agencies from across the justice sector," says Dr. Torben Andersen, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences. "Through this program, students will earn a credential that combines academic study and career-focused skills, preparing them for a wide range of employment opportunities or further education in the justice studies field."
The unique Diploma will benefit learners in many ways. "This program will emphasize knowledge and understanding of Indigenous peoples and their experiences with the justice system," Andersen explains. "This is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action, and we’ve developed the program so that Indigenous perspectives will be threaded through all courses."
Registration is now open for the Justice Studies Diploma, and applications for the program will be accepted until the fall term begins or until the program is filled.
Further details about the Justice Studies Diploma are available on RDC’s website.
(Gary McKinnon - Red Deer College)
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