Info sessions offer a look into law enforcement studies

A collaboration between Okanagan College and the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is allowing students in the region to complete their law enforcement studies close to home, and those interested can learn more during a series of info sessions in Kelowna and Penticton later this month.

Thanks to a partnership that began in 2015, graduates of Okanagan College’s Criminal and Social Justice (CSJ) Diploma program who meet admission requirements can continue their studies and step directly into the third-year of JIBC’s Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) degree at the College’s Penticton campus.

The collaboration doesn’t just benefit Okanagan College CSJ graduates. The program is also open to holders of a recognized Criminology, or similarly relevant Diploma or Associate Degree.

Information sessions hosted will be hosted on Monday, March 12 in Kelowna and Penticton as follows:

Kelowna Campus Information Session
Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Room: C276 (C Building)

Penticton Campus Information Sessions
Times: 1 - 2 p.m. and 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Room: PC 229 (Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence)

The BLES degree provides in-depth knowledge of the Canadian criminal justice system, contemporary criminal justice issues, criminological explanations of crime as well as analysis and reasoning skills informed by theory and research.

It’s designed to prepare graduates for work in a variety of criminal justice and public safety professions.

Okanagan College launched its Criminal and Social Justice Diploma in 2006 and since then has graduated 230 people from the program. Students can complete the full program at the Penticton campus while some CSJ courses are also offered at the Kelowna and Vernon campuses.

For eligibility requirements, program information and details about the information sessions, visit

Original article by Okanagan College