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Child and Youth Care

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College

www.lethbridgecollege.ca

Established in 1957, Lethbridge College serves 6,500 full-time and part-time students in southern Alberta. To increase access for Aboriginal and rural students, programs are offered in learning centres outside Lethbridge. Students may take apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, applied degrees and a bachelor degree. Academic programs are offered in areas such as agriculture, business and management, design and technology, environmental studies, health care, human services and justice studies. Applied degrees are offered in correctional studies and conservation enforcement. A collaborative bachelor's degree in nursing is available through the University of Lethbridge. University transfer courses are offered in areas such as Canadian studies, cultural studies, sociology, english and physical education. Apprenticeship training prepares students for occupations such as automotive service technician, carpenter, cook, electrician, heavy equipment technician, parts technician and welder. When needed, students may take academic preparation and English as a Second Language programs before making the transition to certificate and diploma programs or apprenticeship training. Lethbridge College offers a broad range of student support services. Recreation facilities provide venues for athletic and intramural programs as well as community sports teams. An important community resource, Lethbridge College also provides educational, cultural and recreational opportunities to local residents.

Satellite Campuses or Offices

Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass, Vulcan

Contact

Recruitment Services
3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements:
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. Prior to the practicum, students will be required to have:
  1. St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid and CPR (or equivalent) certificates  (cost of this certification is approximately $125)
  2. Criminal Record Check and Alberta Children's Services Intervention Record Check (IR Check)
The existence of an IR or criminal record may affect practicum placements, program completion and employment prospects. The consequences of a prior criminal conviction will be examined and discussed on an individual basis.
The logistics for obtaining a Criminal Record Check will be discussed with students during program orientation. Costs of the Criminal Record Check are approximately $75 on each occurrence. Students are advised that it is necessary to have these checks completed at least once per year.
Note:  Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Distance Delivery Options

Some courses are available online, as identified in the calendar by (OL) after the course title.


Application Deadline
New students are accepted into the Child and Youth Care program for the fall (September) term. Students wishing to enroll for the winter (January) term may take courses in a revised curriculum based on course availability. This admission results in a five term curriculum for the completion of the diploma.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,558.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,659.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,255.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: BC CYC Consortium (Douglas College, University of Victoria, University of Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island University), Griffith University (Australia), Institute of Technology Carlow (Ireland)

Updated September 08, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.

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