Curriculum Guideline

Child and Youth Care (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPCYCC
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Child & Youth Care Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
202130
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Child and Youth Care
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
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.

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

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

Course Requirements:

Indigenous Pathway students: Completion of the Indigenous Pathway courses noted below will substitute for the CYC courses noted with a (+).

Course Number Course Title Credits

Semester I

CFCS 1110 (+)

Introduction to Community

3.00

CYCC 1141 (+)

Introduction to CYC Practice

3.00

CFCS 1130

Change and Development: Lifespan

3.00

CYCC 1150

Activity Programming for Children and Youth

3.00

English

One of ENGL 1130 or CMNS 1110 or CMNS 1115

3.00

Semester I credits

15.00

Semester II

CYCC 1220

Counselling and Relationship Building with Children and Youth

3.00

CYCC 1250

Supporting Behavioural Change

3.00

CYCC 1240 (+)

Practicum

4.50

CFCS 1260

Continuum of Substance Use

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: Working from a Family Perspective

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 and Abuse

3.00

Elective

Select any CFCS or University Transferable Course

3.00

Semester IV credits

16.50

 

 

 

Total Program Credits

 

60.00

A University Transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC.

* Students who have successfully completed all of the following 4 courses

are exempt from taking CFCS 2432 and will take 3 credits of University Transferable elective(s) instead. 

Indigenous Pathway (+)

Students who complete courses in the Indigenous Pathway will receive substitute credits as follows:

Course Number Course Title Credits

CFCS 1112

 

CFCS 1110

Working in Communities

will substitute for

Introduction to Community

3.00

CYCC 1142 or CFCS 1142

 

CYCC 1141

Introduction to Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Practice

will substitute for

Introduction to Child and Youth Care Practice

3.00

CYCC 2212 or CFCS 2212

 

CYCC 2211

Aboriginal Children, Youth and Families: Transforming Legistlation and Policies

will substitute for

Professional Community: Policies, Standards, Children and Families

3.00

CYCC 2332 or CFCS 2332

 

CYCC 2333

Strengthening the Family Spirit: Working from Aboriginal Perpectives with Elders' Teachings 

will substitute for

Change and Development: Working from a Family Perspective

3.00

CYCC 1142 or CFCS 1242

 

CYCC 1240

Practicum

will substitute for

Practicum

4.50