Child and Youth Care (Diploma)

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Credits
60.00
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credential Type
Diploma
Campus
Coquitlam
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment

Overview

The Child and Youth Care (CYCC) Diploma prepares students to work with at-risk children, youth and their families. Students learn how to make a difference in the life of a child or adolescent who may have suffered abuse, neglect, addiction, family breakdown or who may have behavioural or learning difficulties. Students put theory into practice through two practicums.

Students wishing to complete the CYCC Diploma must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care (BA CYC).  Students may graduate with the diploma after completing the first two years of the 4-year degree program.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Course Requirements:

Aboriginal Stream Students: Completion of the CFCS Aboriginal Stream courses noted below will exempt you from completing the courses noted with a (+)

Course Number Course Title Credits

Semester I

CFCS 1110 (+)

Introduction to Community

3.00

CYCC 1141 (+)

Introduction to Practice

3.00

CFCS 1130

Change and Development: Lifespan

3.00

CYCC 1150

Activity Programming for Children and Youth

3.00

Elective

Select any CFCS or University Transferable** course

3.00

Semester I credits

15.00

Semester II

CYCC 1220

Counselling Children and Youth

3.00

CYCC 1250

Supporting Behavioral Change

3.00

CYCC 1240

Practicum

4.50

CFCS 1260

Community Practice: Addictions

3.00

Semester II credits

13.50

Semester III

CYCC 2211 (+)

The Professional Community: Policies, Standards, Legislation and Children

3.00

CFCS 2333 (+)

Change and Development: Families

3.00

CYCC 2320

Working with others in groups

3.00

CYCC 2360

Mental Health in Childhood and Adolescence

3.00

Elective

Select any CFCS or University Transferable** course

3.00

Semester III credits

15.00

Semester IV

CFCS 2432

Understanding Aboriginal Perspectives and Experiences

3.00

CYCC 2440

Practicum

4.50

CYCC 2450

CYCC Practice: Advanced

3.00

CYCC 2460

Family Violence, Abuse and Recovery

3.00

Semester IV credits

13.50

* Select one course from the following four options: (English Exit)

CMNS 1110

Workplace Writing for Child, Family and Community Studies

3.00

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

UT** English Course

Any UT English course with a grade of C-

3.00

Total Program Credits

 

60.00

* It is recommended that diploma students complete their English Language exit requirement before the start of their third semester.

** A university transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide.

Aboriginal Stream (+)

Students in the Aboriginal Stream will complete one practicum (4.5 credits) and the four following courses

Course Number Course Title Credits

CFCS 1112

Working in Communities  (rather than the equivalent course CFCS 1110)

3.00

CFCS 1142

Introduction to Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Work (rather than the equivalent course CYCC 1141)

3.00

CFCS 2212

Aboriginal Children, Youth and Families: Transforming Legistlation and Policies (rather than the equivalent course CYCC 2211)

3.00

CFCS 2332

Strengthening the Family Spirit: Working from Aboriginal Perpectives with Elders' Teachings (rather than the equivalent course CFCS 2333)

3.00

Admissions Requirements

Students who wish to complete the CYCC Diploma must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care (BA CYC). Students may graduate with the diploma after completing the first two years of the 4-year degree program.

Cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Career Pathways

Surveys of Child and Youth Care graduates show virtually 100 percent are working in the field within 3 months of graduation (those not working were continuing their education). Child and youth care practitioners work in schools, community centres, parent-child education settings, residential settings, programs for street-involved youth, addictions services and a variety of other settings. Diploma graduates are employed in front-line positions working directly with children and youth in these settings. Degree graduates find additional employment options in government settings and team leader or supervisory positions in community settings. Graduates from the diploma program receive block-transfer credit toward a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care at Douglas College, University of Victoria, University of the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island University.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

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