Supervised worksite learning sessions, also called practicums, are a vital part of the Child and Youth Care program. Practicums help you to:
- practice your classroom learning
- gain real-world skills
- try out different settings and specialties
- gain worksite contacts
How long are practicums?
Diploma program: full-time for a 5 week period
Degree program: 10 hours per week over an 8 month period
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:
- group homes
- transition houses
- community centres
- street programs
- government offices
- drug and alcohol programs