ECP130 - Law for Communications Operators

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Subject Title
Law for Communications Operators

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to the Canadian legal system, including criminal and provincial offences. Students learn how laws are created and their application at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Statutes and regulations that directly apply to Emergency Communications Services are examined, along with their direct impact on the role of Emergency Communication Operators. Students also become familiar with administrative law and the importance of procedural applications.

Credit Status
This is a 911 & Emergency Services Communications Program prescribed credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the English common law system and the other origins of Canadian law.
  2. Describe the legislative processes for all three levels of Government in Canada.
  3. Demonstrate the origins of the Canadian Constitution with emphasis on the Charter of Rights and Freedom.
  4. Identify the structure and format of the Canadian Criminal Code, and apply the elements of selected criminal offences.
  5. Identify the structure and format of various provincial statutes, including the Police Services Act, Coroners Act, Mental Health Act, and Ambulance Act.
  6. Identify the purpose of administrative law and its application to organizational procedures, business cases, and briefing notes.
  7. Identify the structure and levels of the Canadian court and tribunal system.

Academic Integrity
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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.