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Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Care (CYC)
Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Care (CYC)

Advanced Diploma of Child and Youth Care (CYC)

  • ID:SC010111
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 60

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 105 to 110

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 58

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 20

Course Information

This three-year advanced diploma program will provide you with a full range of intervention, prevention and treatment strategies to facilitate a positive change for children, adolescents and families in need of emotional, social, developmental or mental health support. You will receive in-depth training and education in behavioural theories, practices and a foundational understanding of assessment, intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and activities with children and youth


Throughout the course of this advanced diploma program you will develop skills in:

  • Prevention, intervention and treatment strategies

  • Treatments, counselling and therapeutic theories

  • Understanding in adolescent development, violence, child and youth management, diversity, therapeutic activities, group and family work

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Semester 1

  • CYC100, Foundation of Child Youth and Care

  • CYC101, Interpersonal Communication

  • CYC102, Anti-oppressive Practice

  • CYC103, Health, Wellness and Medication

  • CYC104, Child and Youth Care Practice

  • COM101 or COM111, Communicating Across Contexts or Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)

Semester 2

  • CYC200, Therapeutic Foundations and Methodologies

  • CYC201, Interviewing and Counselling

  • CYC206, Adolescent Development in the Lifespan

  • CYC227, Families in Change

  • CYC247, Field Placement Preparation

  • plus: General Education Course*

Semester 3

  • CYC300, Child and Youth Care Methods

  • CYC301, Exceptionalities of Children and Youth

  • CYC302, Therapeutic Activities

  • CYC347, Field Placement Seminar

  • CYC357, Field Placement

  • plus: Professional Option Course

  • plus: General Education Course*

Semester 4

  • CYC401, Assessment and Recording in CYC Practice

  • CYC402, Crisis Interventions

  • CYC403, Group Work in CYC Practice

  • CYC447, Field Placement Seminar

  • CYC457, Field Placement

  • plus: General Education Course*

Semester 5

  • CYC502, Family Work in CYC Practice

  • CYC503, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

  • CYC547, Field Placement Seminar

  • CYC557, Field Placement

  • plus: Professional Option Course

Semester 6

  • CYC602, Counselling Children and Youth Lab

  • CYC604, Specialization in Child and Youth Care

  • CYC605, Child Trauma and Abuse

  • CYC647, Field Placement Seminar

  • CYC657, Field Placement

  • Professional Options

  • BHS204, Autism and Developmental Disabilities

  • CYW376, Human Sexuality

  • CYW377, Impact of Social Networking

  • SSW371, Selected Issues: Intimate Partner Abuse & Violence

  • SSW372, Selected Issues: Addictions

  • SSW373, Selected Issues: Mental Health

  • SSW374, Selected Issues: Child Welfare

  • SSW380, Homelessness in Canada

  • * SOC360 will not fulfil a General Education requirement for the CYC program, but may be used as a General Education option outside the CYC program.,

  • Summer Bridge Courses,

  • As a graduate of this program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you are eligible to pursue Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Community Mental Health program. This unique pathway allows you to earn a degree within two years (4 semesters plus a work-term) after completion of a summer bridging stream.

  • MHB399: Advanced Studies in Community Mental Health

  • MHB499: Health and Community Psychology

  • MH799: Trauma Methods and practices in Community Mental Health,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Residential treatment centres

  • Day treatment centres

  • Group homes

  • Hospitals

  • Children’s aid societies

You will also be qualified to work alongside:

  • Educators

  • Medical and social work professionals

  • Correctional officers

  • Family organizations

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $807.49CAD

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