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Child and Youth Care

Douglas College

48 months
18000 CAD/year
3240 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Child and Youth Care degree program from Douglas College prepares graduates for challenging work supporting children, youth and families as professional child and youth care workers, or for advanced positions in the child and youth care field.


Child and Youth Care programme is offered by Douglas College.


Surveys show that almost 100 percent of our Child and Youth Care graduates are working in the field within 3 months of graduation (those not working were continuing their education). Child and youth care practitioners work in schools, community centres, parent-child education settings, residential settings, programs for street-involved youth, addictions services, and a variety of other settings. Diploma graduates are employed in front-line positions working directly with children and youth in these settings. Degree graduates find additional employment options in government settings and team leader or supervisory positions in community settings. 

Graduates from the Child and Youth Care degree program from Douglas College are eligible to apply for the Master's in Child and Youth Care at the School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria and to several other Master's programs. The School of Child and Youth Care also offers a PhD program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community
  • Change and Development: Lifespan
  • Practice
  • Professional Practice - Teaching and Learning
  • Activity Programming for Children and Youth

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

deadlines are for international students.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 19 years of age by November 1st of intake year
  • 60 hours of work or volunteer experience (click link to download form) in a CYC setting – hours MUST be completed prior to mandatory selection/orientation weekend
  • official high school or post-secondary transcripts including a "C" or higher in Grade 12 English or equivalent
  • A current resume,
  • attendance at a MANDATORY selection/orientation weekend. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 CAD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    3240 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 108 CAD per credit during 48 months.

107.80 CAD/credit for 1000/2000 level courses

129.20 CAD/credit for 3000/4000/5000 level courses

Living costs for New Westminster

1240 - 1930 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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