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
201630
End Term
201920
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

ENTERING AT YEAR 1

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

  1. 19 years of age by November 1st of intake year
  2. 75 hours of work or volunteer experience (click link to download form) in a CYC setting – hours MUST be completed prior to mandatory selection/orientation weekend
  3. official high school or post-secondary transcripts including a "C" in Grade 12 English or equivalent
  4. A current resume,
  5. the completed Informed Medical Suitability Declaration form
  6. attendance at a MANDATORY selection/orientation weekend in the spring

ENTERING AT YEAR 3

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. Please Note: Only credentials recognized by Douglas College will be accepted for admission to the program.
  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.

PLEASE NOTE: 

  1. Applicants who have completed 9 or more postsecondary credits must be in good academic standing (with a minimum GPA of 1.5 ) for admission into any CFCS program.

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 1

Semester I

Course

Title

Credits

CFCS 1110   

Introduction to Community

3

CFCS 1130

Change and Development: Lifespan

3

CYCC 1141

or

CYCC 1160

Introduction to Practice

or

Introduction to Professional Practice - Teaching and Learning

3

CYCC 1150

Activity Programming for Children and Youth

3

English

One of ENGL 1130 or CMNS 1110 or CMNS 1115 

3

   

15

Semester II

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 1220   

Counselling Children and Youth

3

CYCC 1250

Supporting Behavioral Change

3

CYCC 1240

Practicum

4.5

CFCS 1260

Community Practice: Addictions

3

UT Elective University-transferable elective 

3

   

16.5

Year 2

Semester III

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 2211   

The Professional Community: Policies, Standards, Legislation and Children

3

CYCC 2320

Working with others in groups

3

CFCS 2333

Change and Development: Families

3

CYCC 2360

Mental Health in Childhood and Adolescence

3

2nd English

ENGL 1130 or any other university-transferable English course 

3

   

15

Semester IV

Course

Title

Credits

CFCS 2432   

Understanding Aboriginal Perspectives and Experiences

3

CYCC 2440

Practicum

4.5

CYCC 2450

CYCC Practice: Advanced

3

CYCC 2460

Family Violence, Abuse and Recovery

3

   

13.5

Year 3

Semester V

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 3350

CYC Practice in Child Protection

3

CYCC 3340

Developmental Theory and CYC Practice with Children

3

CYCC 3520

Professional Child and Youth Care: Theory and Practice

3

CYCC 4423

Research Methods in Child & Youth Care

3

 

Total credits

12

 

Semester VI

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 4425

Data Analysis in Child & Youth Care

3

CYCC 3341

Developmental Theory and CYC Practice with Youth

3

CYCC 3621

Critical Issues in Current CYC Practice

3

UT Elective

University-transferable elective

3

UT Elective

University-transferable elective

3

 

Total credits

15

 

Year 4

Semester VII

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 4410

Advanced Supervised Practicum

4.5

CFCS 3900

International Studies

3

CYCC 4467

Advanced Skills with Individuals in Child and Youth Care

3

CYCC 4468

Advanced Skills with Groups in CYC Organizations

3

UT Elective

University-transferable elective

3

 

Total credits

16.5

 

Semester VIII

Course

Title

Credits

CYCC 4411

Advanced Supervised Practicum

4.5

CYCC 4469

Advanced Skills with Families in CYC

3

CYCC 4470

Development of Attachment

3

UT Elective

University-transferable elective

3

UT Elective

University-transferable elective

3

 

Total credits

16.5

 

 

Total Credits

120*

*Only 6.0 elective credits can come from CFCS programs.