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Child and Youth Care

Northern Lakes College

Northern Lakes College
The Child and Youth Care program at Northern Lakes College is designed to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to work effectively with children, youth, families, and communities. This comprehensive program focuses on mental health, trauma-informed care, assessments, interventions, advocacy, and ethical practice. Throughout the program, learners will engage in a combination of theoretical learning, experiential activities, and practicum opportunities. The curriculum emphasizes a holistic approach, ensuring learners gain a deep understanding of the complex needs and challenges faced by individuals and communities affected by trauma, oppression, and mental health. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be well-prepared to pursue careers in various settings, such as therapeutic campus-based care programs, schools, the justice system, and government organizations. They will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide trauma-informed care, advocate for social justice, support young people experiencing mental health and implement trauma-informed interventions to support children, youth, families, and communities.

Office of the Registrar
Grouard Campus
64 Mission Street
Grouard, Alberta, T0G 1C0, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Fluency in English. 65% in English 30-1 or a minimum of 80% in English 30-2 or equivalent. General Educational Development (GED) test with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing Satisfactory results through special admissions tests as determined by the college or an assessed English equivalency. All post-secondary transcripts must accompany the application.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,446.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $807.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $741.00 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) Eligibility

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: Not available

Updated May 10, 2024. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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