Practicums provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in specific child and youth care settings. Practicums are a vital part of the Child and Youth Care program.

Benefits of practicums include:

  • connect classroom learning with hands-on experience
  • gain real-world skills
  • try out different settings and specialties
  • meeting professionals in your industry
  • potential job opportunities post graduation

Where do I take my practicums?

Placements are located across Metro Vancouver. Placements are selected based on your interests and learning needs, subject to available sites. Examples of types of placements include:

  • schools
  • group homes
  • transition houses
  • community centres
  • programs for street-involved youth
  • government offices
  • addictions services

Check out our CYC Practicum Profile Information Booklet

How long are practicums?

Diploma program:

  • full-time for a 5 week period.

Degree program:

  • 10 hours per week over an 8 month period.

Information for CYC Practicum Hosts

The CYC program at Douglas College has over 150 connections with organizations and programs throughout the Metro Vancouver area, and beyond. Are you looking to update our program with new contact information? Are you a new program looking to host practicum students? Please contact our program at for more information!

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