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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.

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 Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Studies.

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 - Specializations and Electives Information 


WANT TO LEARN MORE? Register for a free information session


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2019 - APPLY HERE!  Our early selection & orientation event will be held on Friday, April 5th so apply early!


AGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be 19 years of age by November 1st of intake year 


Program & Course Catalogue - find program details and admission requirements through the Douglas College Program & Course Catalogue


BACYC Volunteer/Work Experience Form

Instructor Reference Form - Year 3 Applicants only

Employer Reference Form - Year 3 Applicants only


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