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Child and Youth Care
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
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:
- St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid and CPR (or equivalent) certificates (cost of this certification is approximately $125)
- 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.
Some courses are available online, as identified in the calendar by (OL) after the course title.
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.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.
Tuition $3,558.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,310.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,255.00 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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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 August 03, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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