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Child and Youth Care - Accelerated

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Program Code: CY321 Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Child and Youth Care – Accelerated advanced diploma program prepares you to promote the optimal development of children, youth and their families. You will develop skills in assessing needs, designing and implementing programs and planned environments, and using daily life events to support and facilitate positive change. The program provides foundational knowledge in infant, child and adolescent development; child and youth care relational practice principles; psychology of the family; evidence-based or evidence-informed intervention strategies; group dynamics; and therapeutic activities.

Our accelerated program makes it possible for students with previous postsecondary education to fast-track through our program in 16 consecutive months without compromising experience through three field placements. Studies begin in September, with graduation projected for December of the following academic year.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with children, youth and their families applying principles of relational practice* and respecting their unique life space*, cultural and human diversity.
  • Assess and respond to the strengths and needs of children and youth, including complex responses impacted by developmental, environmental, physical, emotional, social and mental health challenges in order to promote positive change.
  • Analyze and evaluate the impact of the inter-relationship among family, social service, justice and community systems on children, youth and their families and use this information in the planning of holistic care and in the reduction of systemic barriers.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate interventions using evidence-informed practices* in the areas of therapeutic milieu*and programming, and group work to promote resiliency* and to enhance development in children, youth and their families.
  • Advocate* for the rights of children, youth and their families and maintain an anti-oppression perspective* and cultural competence in diverse cultural contexts.
  • Apply communication, teamwork and organizational skills within the interprofessional team and with community partners to enhance the quality of service in child and youth care practice.
  • Develop and implement self-care strategies using self-inquiry and reflection processes to promote self-awareness and to enhance practice as a child and youth care practitioner.
  • Use evidence-based* research, professional development resources and supervision models to support professional growth and lifelong learning.


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Work Placement

Field placements are a critical component of this program. There is an exciting variety of innovative and traditional field placements available in and around the Greater Toronto Area. Field placements can also be arranged in your own community and all are unpaid. Humber has established partnerships with agencies, schools, etc., that provide field placements. For the first placement, opportunities tend to be school-based and assigned. The second and third field placements are chosen by students from a list of opportunities then matched by the school. First and third field placements are three days a week and the second field placement is four days a week through the summer. This provides students with more than 1,000 hours of practical CYC experience.


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Advisory Committee

Our advisory committee is made up of people with extensive experience in the child and youth care profession and represent a variety of settings in which child and youth care practitioners are employed. Many are also members of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.

Your Career

With our program, you can enjoy the rewards of a career where you make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and youth.

Our graduates have employment opportunities in a variety of settings including:

  • child protection agencies
  • community-based child and youth development programs
  • parent education and family support
  • school-based programs
  • youth and women's shelters
  • open custody group homes for young offenders 
  • residential and day treatment programs in children's mental health centres
  • psychiatric hospitals
  • early intervention and prevention programs

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada

This program is accredited by the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada

Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations

Graduates may apply to become members of the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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Program Availability

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Watch the video to find out more about why our graduates entered the program. Humber’s diploma is the one most frequently recognized as qualifying people to work therapeutically with children and youth experiencing emotional, behavioural, psychiatric and social difficulties.


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The FSCS will be offering three faculty-led programs abroad in May 2020. Students can accrue placement hours through participation.

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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor's degree, advanced diploma or diploma

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Placement Requirements

The following will be required when applying to prospective internships during the program:

  • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Documentation will be requested during your program of study, prior to the first internship in Semester 2 of the program.
  • Medical Certificate of Health including immunization against Hepatitis B (prior to field placement component of the program); medical forms will be available to students to complete one semester prior to work placement.
  • Community partners who provide field placement opportunities will require students to undergo a vulnerable sector check for criminal offences. It is important for potential students to understand that this requirement is beyond the control of Humber. Students must meet the screening criteria of work placement agencies. A student with a record may not be approved to work by the agencies, and this may prevent students from completing the work placement component necessary to fulfill the requirements of the diploma. Applicants who have a criminal record are encouraged to apply for a pardon, if eligible, prior to or upon admission to the program.

Note: A vulnerable sector check will typically be applied for one month prior to work placement, as there is a 90-day limit on validity of vulnerable sector checks. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for documentation at the appropriate time.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,812.55
  • international: $23,601.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $7,727.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,201.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,933.75 $7,727.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,144.66
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $56.50 $56.50
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,001.55 $7,727.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,076.86
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $124.30 $124.30
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $7,727.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,201.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

$300 – $400 texts, supplies (for two semesters); $130 crisis intervention training fees; $30 – $50 per semester for a vulnerable sector check (requested by placement agencies).

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

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Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term.  Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.  Students should apply through ontariocolleges.ca and select Entry Level 5.

*Graduates from similar diploma programs in Ontario may also be eligible for this pathway. 

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline.  Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

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Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Canadian students are also awarded £3,000 (approximately equivalent to $5,000) towards the first year of study at the University of Gloucestershire.   This institution is also OSAP approved.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Brenda Webb, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79261
brenda.webb@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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