Indigenous Justice Studies (IJS) certificate program explores
topics related to crime and deviance, the criminal justice
system, and the rule of law. Courses critically examine the various responsibilities of key components of the justice system that
strives to ensure the safety and protection of society.
Students will look at the challenges Indigenous people
face in the criminal justice system, and how Indigenous
cultural approaches to corrections, policing, and courts are
helping to address the legacy of colonization. A great
emphasis is placed upon cultural values and beliefs of the
Indigenous community and utilizes Indigenous adult
educational teaching methodology, experimental learning,
and practical application of academic knowledge. The IJS
practicum placement allows students to gain experience
working with Indigenous agencies and organizations related to criminal and social justice.
Classes start on and September 2023, in Vancouver, B.C.
IJS Certificate has 25 credits transferable to SFU. Restrictions apply, Please refer to their admission requirements. 1st Year in Bachelor of Arts, Criminology – Simon Fraser University
IJS Certificate has 24 credits transferable to NVIT. Restrictions apply, Please refer to their admission requirements. 1st Year Associate of Arts Degree - Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Graduates have entered careers in community justice
agencies, policing, courts, customs, social work, and adult
and youth corrections (including parole, probation, and
supervision). Students may further their education to
graduate school or law school and into the practice of law.
Graduates find jobs with different employers including non-profit agencies, First Nation governments, or police authorities, which may include:
This program is Full-time, Monday to Friday
Work with agencies and organizations related to criminal and social justice.
Transferable credits to university
Career with high demand & salaries
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to College Writing
Introduction to Sociology
First Nations Studies
The Canadian Legal System
Introduction to Corrections
Sociological Approaches to Crime
Introduction to Policing
Apply now for Winter Intake 2023
When I first moving to Vancouver in 2007 I heard about NEC, what attracted me to the college is the Indigenous perspective to learning, and what I like most like is the sense of community, its a such beautiful place to learn and reconnect.
Nec is important to me because creates leaders that embody our intergenerational strength that has been passed down from our ancestors.