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Child and Youth Care
Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Care - Accelerated
Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Care - Accelerated

Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Care - Accelerated

  • ID:HC010058
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$75.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,411.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$6,000.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$350.00
  • Application Fee:$75.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,411.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$6,000.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$350.00

* Tuition fees listed are for two semesters (unless otherwise noted) and include both Health Insurance and mandatory non-tuition-fees. Other fees include textbooks, supplies

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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • A bachelor's degree, advanced diploma or diploma

English requirements 

  • For any program level, a minimum of three years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language, or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses. 

  • For any program level, a minimum of  two full years of successful study in an accredited university degree program or two full years of successful study in an accredited college diploma program in a country OR in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

  • Minimum TOEFL Scores: 550 for paper-based test OR 80 (20L, 20W, 20S, 20R) for internet-based test

  • Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.0 AND No band below 5.5

  • Minimum MELAB Score: 76

  • Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 60% in Level 8

  • Minimum PTE Score: 53 - 57

  • Minimum CAEL Score: Overall band score of 60

  • Minimum FCE/CAE/CPE Score: Cambridge (FCE/CAE/CPE) 174 (with no single test score below 167)

  • Duolingo Language Test Scores: Between 105 -110

Course Information

Humber’s Child and Youth Care – Accelerated advanced diploma program prepares you to promote the optimal development of children, youth and their families. You will develop skills in assessing needs, designing and implementing programs and planned environments, and using daily life events to support and facilitate positive change. The program provides foundational knowledge in infant, child and adolescent development; child and youth care relational practice principles; psychology of the family; evidence-based or evidence-informed intervention strategies; group dynamics; and therapeutic activities.

Our accelerated program makes it possible for students with previous postsecondary education to fast-track through our program in 16 consecutive months without compromising experience through three field placements. Studies begin in September, with graduation projected for December of the following academic year.

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Semester 1

  • CYC 103: Community Resources and Legislation

  • CYC 104: Introduction to Child and Youth Care Professional Practice

  • CYC 106: Relational Practices in Child and Youth Care

  • CYC 111: Therapeutic Activities Programming

  • CYC 112: Group Dynamics

  • CYC 211: Assessment, Recording, and Documentation

  • CYC 212: Family Dynamics

 Semester 2

  • CYC 157: Child and Adolescent Development

  • CYC 159: Internship 1

  • CYC 161: Integrative Seminar 1

  • CYC 209: Response to Abuse

  • CYC 216: Interviewing and Counselling

 Semester 3

  • CYC 201: Integrative Seminar 2

  • CYC 208: Psychology of Mental Health and Illness

  • CYC 214: Internship 2: Clinical Skills

  • CYC 215: Internship 2: Personal Skills

  • CYC 217: Internship 2: Organizational Skills

 Semester 4

  • CYC 258: Internship 3

  • CYC 320: Relational Child and Youth Care Practice 3

  • CYC 321: Human Sexuality

  • CYC 323: Philosophies of Care

  • CYC 353: Integrative Seminar 3

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

With our program, you can enjoy the rewards of a career where you make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and youth.

Our graduates have employment opportunities in a variety of settings including:

  • child protection agencies

  • community-based child and youth development programs

  • parent education and family support

  • school-based programs

  • youth and women's shelters

  • open custody group homes for young offenders 

  • residential and day treatment programs in children's mental health centres

  • psychiatric hospitals

  • early intervention and prevention programs

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