Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Justice Studies

Dual Credit - Justice Studies


Justice Studies bundles Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (JUST1101) and Diversity and Criminal Justice in Canada (JUST1102) together for a holistic introduction and examination of Canada’s Criminal Justice System. In JUST1101, students will examine the structure of the three different levels of government involved in the justice system, the various legal agencies and the overarching philosophies that govern the legal system. In JUST1102, students will discuss ethnic, racial and religious diversity within the framework of Canada’s policy of multiculturalism, with a particular emphasis placed on Aboriginal history and traditions and how this relates to policing, corrections and other aspects of the criminal justice system.​

Program Benefits

  • Explore pathways in the Canadian Justice System and understand the complexity of this area of study and work 
  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while in high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways​
  • 10 Cre​​dits, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    6 post-secondary credits

Student Eligibility

Open to CBE high school students who:

  • are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • are enthusiastic and looking to expand their understanding of the criminal justice system in Canada
  • are able to commit to the duration of the program and can attend in-person classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for the duration of the program
  • are on track to complete or have completed the​ following courses:
    • ELA 20-1 or 20-2 (minimum 70%)
    • Social Studies 20-1 or 20-2 (minimum 70%)

Program Delivery​​ and Location

  • In-person at Bow Valley College (345 6 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2G 4V1)

Progra​​m D​ates

  • Semester 2 (February to May), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.
  • Program Partner​

    Bow Valley College
  • Application Deadline:​​

    Applications for Winter 2025 are not yet available. Please check back in Fall 2024.​

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