Curriculum Guideline

Child and Youth Care (Bachelor of Arts)

Effective Date:
Program Code
BACYCC
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Transcript Title
BA Child and Youth Care FT
Date of First Offering
Start Term
200730
End Term
201320
Credential
Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care (specializations in Youth Justice and Child Protection)
Length of Program
Eight semesters
Credits
120.00
Admissions Requirements

In addition to the General College Admission Requirements, admission to the BA in CYC requires the following:

  1. Completion of the Child and Youth Care Diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum of a (2.67) B- average.
  2. Written English language requirement: Two university level English courses are required with a minimum grade of "P". Recommended courses are (English) ENGL 1130 (or another academic writing course) and (Communications) CMNS 1110 (or equivalent). Students may replace one of these courses with a 1st year or higher English Literature course.
  3. Preferential Admission Criteria: Admission to the BA in Child and Youth Care is contingent upon availability of seats and applicant ranking as determined by a process of preferential selection. Suitability is determined on the basis of awareness of self and others, life/work experience, formal education and overall personal suitability. The preferential selective process uses a structured format to evaluate all applicants in relation to the admission criteria established for the program. Applicants will submit a resumé, an essay on their personal suitability for the program, one reference from a supervisor and one reference from an instructor as part of the selection process. Following the preferential selection review, applicants are ranked according to the degree to which they have met the criteria.
  4. A medical declaration indicating a satisfactory level of physical and emotional health.

Once an offer of admission is made, completion of the following will be required (information will be provided by the Office of the Registrar:

  1. Criminal Record Check

Applicants are encouraged to attend an information session and also to discuss their plans with an Academic Advisor.

Equivalencies to the Diploma in Child and Youth Care:

Some Douglas College diploma programs will receive block transfer into third year upon completion of the Child and Youth Care bridging course(s). Douglas College diploma programs eligible for this block transfer are:

  • Classroom and Community Support
  • Community Social Service Work
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Youth Justice

Block transfer of other child and youth care or human services-related diplomas from other post-secondary institutions will be evaluated using the Child and Youth Care Education Consortium of BC (CYCECBC) criteria. For information, consult with the Douglas College CYC degree coordinator. Students who have completed 60 first- and second-year credits in disciplines not listed above are advised to contact the CYC degree coordinator to enquire about transferability.  Successful block transfer does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Curriculum Framework

Year 3

Semester V

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 3310

Supervised Practicum

4.5

CYCC 3340

Developmental Theory and CYC Practice with Children

3

CYCC 3520

Professional Child and Youth Care: Theory and Practice

3

Elective

Approved by Department

  3

 

Total credits

13.5

 

Semester VI

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 3311

Supervised Practicum

4.5

CYCC 3341

Developmental Theory and CYC Practice with Youth

3

CYCC 3621

Critical Issues in Current CYC Practice

3

Elective

Appoved by Department

3

Elective

Approved by Department

  3

 

Total credits

16.5

 

Year 4

Semester VII

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 4410

Advanced Supervised Practicum

4.5

CYCC 4423

Research Methods in Child and Youth Care

3

CYCC 4467

Advanced Skills with Individuals in Child and Youth Care

3

CYCC 4469

Advanced Skills with Families in CYC

  3

 

Total credits

13.5

 

Semester VIII

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 4411

Advanced Supervised Practicum

4.5

CYCC 4425

Data Analysis in Child and Youth Care

3

CYCC 4468

Advanced Skills with Groups in CYC Organizations

3

 

 

 

Elective

Approved by Department

3

Elective

Approved by Department

  3

 

Total credits

16.5

 

 

Total Credits

60