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What will I learn?

Learn how to support children, youth and families as a professional child and youth care worker through the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care. Choose to specialize in youth justice or child protection and develop your skills to find employment in advanced positions. You'll take three practicums during your degree, with the third practicum being eight months long in a supervised child and youth care setting.

You'll graduate ready to take on team leader or supervisory positions in your community. Our grads find work in settings including schools, community centres, parent-child education settings, residential settings and programs for street-involved youth, addictions services.

CAREER PATHWAYS

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. Degree graduates find additional employment options in government settings and team leader or supervisory positions in community settings.

Career opportunities include:

  • Addictions Worker
  • Case Manager/Mental Health Coordinator
  • Child and Youth Worker/Child Welfare Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker
  • Early Childhood Supervisor
  • Family Service Worker
  • Indigenous Centre Coordinator
  • Indigenous Outreach Officer - Social Services
  • Shelter Program Supervisor
  • Supervisor, Youth Services
  • Youth Development Coordinator

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Community Studies

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,727.50 (US$ 13,581) per year
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Coquitlam Campus

1250 Pinetree Way,

COQUITLAM,

British Columbia (BC),

V3B 7X3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

  • High school graduation OR 19 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and
  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and
  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs

English Language Proficiency:

B.C. high school English 12: minimum grade C.
TOEFL: iBT minimum score 83.
IELTS (Academic Module): minimum overall score 6.5. For post-degree and post-baccalaureate diploma programs, minimum score of 6.0 for each band.
Successful completion of four courses at ACE Level 2 and three courses at ACE Level 3 at Douglas College.

For international students

  • High school graduation OR 19 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and
  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and
  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs

English Language Proficiency:

B.C. high school English 12: minimum grade C.
TOEFL: iBT minimum score 83.
IELTS (Academic Module): minimum overall score 6.5. For post-degree and post-baccalaureate diploma programs, minimum score of 6.0 for each band.
Successful completion of four courses at ACE Level 2 and three courses at ACE Level 3 at Douglas College.

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