Child and Youth Care

If you are a compassionate person committed to building relationships with at-risk children, youth and families, the Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Care (BACYC) Program is the first step in helping you enter the challenging and rewarding field of child and youth care.


Program Highlights

  • Virtually 100% employment rate for graduates 
  • Experienced instructors who focus on real-world skills
  • Practical experience through worksite placements
  • Many options for specialties and advancement
  • Specialize in Child Protection or Youth Justice 

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Gain Competitive Skills

The BACYC program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to support the development of vulnerable children and youth in their everyday environments through the full range of human experience - in times of happiness, difficulty and resolution.

The program offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care degree. We also offer a unique specialty in Indigenous Applied Community Studies.

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Program Options

You can apply to enter the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care degree at third year, if you have an appropriate diploma. We offer a unique Youth Justice program that allows you to obtain your diploma, gain relevant and practical skills, and provides a pathway to the BACYC (and other DC degree programs).

Find program details and admission requirements through the Douglas College Program Catalogue.

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