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Child and Youth Care Diploma
When Lakeland College opened as the Vermilion School of Agriculture in 1913 there were only 34 students enrolled. Today Lakeland has campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster and serves more than 7,500 full-time and part-time students --- but Lakeland is as tight-knit as ever.
Lakeland's comfortable setting allows students to focus on learning. Programs are designed to ease their transition into the work force and/or further study at a four-year institution. The options for study are as diverse as the college. The Vermilion campus is the site of programs in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, fire and emergency services, human services, interior design technology, and pre-employment and apprenticeship technical trades training. Programs in business, arts, health and wellness, energy and petroleum technology and university transfer are available at the Lloydminster campus. In Edmonton, students can take sign language interpretation.
Through practicum placements, hands-on projects, labs and industry links, Lakeland College students have a world of opportunity to live the learning. Learn more at lakelandcollege.ca.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
High school diploma with at least:
- 65% in English 30-1 or 80% in English 30-2
Field Placement Requirements:
- A criminal record check (with a vulnerable sector check) is required and you are responsible for requesting one through the RCMP in your hometown. The cost may vary. Based on the information received, students may be denied entrance into the program.
- Applicants must be in good health. Each applicant needs to be highly motivated, emotionally mature and stable. A high degree of tolerance and respect for the rights of others is required.
- You may be required to possess a current First Aid in Childcare Certificate and may also require a Child Intervention Records System (CIRS).
- In the second year of the program, you must be prepared to relocate to larger centres for your third and fourth field placements.
- Due to limited enrolment, admission may also be based upon academic standing.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2019/08/01 to 2020/07/31*.
Tuition $4,320.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,000.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $864.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated August 09, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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