BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CAPS-110 - Introduction to Public Safety - 3.00 Credits

CAPS-110 - Introduction to Public Safety - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This purpose of this course is to provide a career orientation to public safety and address barriers by connecting students with tools and resources to support success in the program and the pursuance of career pathways. Learners will be introduced to current topics in Indigenous relations in Canada including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) and Bill-41, and the Inquiry into the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and become familiar with trauma-informed practice as it relates to public safety. Additionally, earners will examine the field of public safety by reviewing the professional requirements and expectations on public safety professionals to ensure learner preparedness through topics such as volunteerism, lifestyle management, decision-making, goal setting, learner and professional responsibilities, and holistic wellness and self-care strategies.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Community and Public Safety Professional Certificate Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • explore public safety career pathways and develop strategies and utilize resources to meet the professional requirements within field of interest;

    • demonstrate a willingness to overcome personal barriers to pursuing a career in public safety;

    • demonstrate the ability to set career and educational goals;

    • identify opportunities to accumulate volunteer hours;

    • demonstrate values that are key to a professional attitude for a career in public safety: respect, fairness, professionalism, inclusiveness, and accountability;

    • describe strategies for self-care and stress management required for a career in public safety;

    • develop lifestyle management skills related to the field;

    • demonstrate decision-making abilities relevant to pursuing a career in public safety;

    • identify opportunities in the local community to participate in activities that improve personal wellness in a holistic manner;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the TRC’s Calls to Action, UNDRIP, and the MMWIG and describe trauma-informed practice in relation to public safety; and

    • demonstrate an understanding of the concept of trauma-informed practices as it relates to public safety,.

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