Child and Youth Care

Graduate from Cambrian's three-year Child and Youth Care advanced diploma program in just two years. Our nationally-accredited program offers a condensed delivery format that allows you to graduate faster while providing you with all the knowledge and placement experiences you need to launch your career.

Through theory and lab courses and two block fieldwork semesters, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to work with children, adolescents, and their families who are experiencing emotional, behavioural, and mental health issues in a variety of settings. These setting include mental health, correctional, educational, and child welfare agencies and services.

Courses emphasize the acquisition of evidence-based theories and interventions, ensuring you can effectively facilitate positive change for children, youth, and their families.

Shift work, which includes nights, days, afternoons, and weekends, is a reality in many child and youth care settings (e.g. residential care), and students are required to follow the work schedules and routines of their fieldwork placements.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Child and Youth Care practitioner in:
    • Schools
    • Community agencies
    • Youth detention facilities
    • The Children’s Aid Society
    • Mental health agencies
    • Residential care and treatment settings

Accreditations

  • Cambrian's Child and Youth Care program is nationally-accredited by the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board (CYCEAB).

Every attempt is made to accommodate your request to complete your placements in the community/communities of your choice. However, it may be necessary to search for a placement opportunity outside of your preferred geographic area. You will be responsible for all placement-related costs.

Plan your future

Program starts

Fall 2020

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Apple Mac
  • OS X operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox or Safari

You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email info@cambriancollege.ca or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

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