Algonquin College

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Child and Youth Care (Year 1)

Algonquin College

Faculty:Online
Degree:Diploma; Online; Advanced
Field of Study:Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Development
Cost per year:*
National: $3,114
International: $15,057

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.

Careers:Social and Community Service Workers

Description:

Turn your passion for helping into a rewarding career.

The three-year Child and Youth Care Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you to help vulnerable children, youth and families with complex needs.

To qualify for this diploma, you must complete the first year with AC Online (Level 01 and 02) within one year. For Level 03, 04, 05, and 06 (Year 2 and 3) when you are transferred to the Ottawa campus for on-campus delivery, you must complete the second year and third year full time within two years. Combined, you must complete the program in three years.

Prerequisites:

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*0 to 65
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Applicants are required to have:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Applicants are also required to have: English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65% or higher.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : International applicants must submit proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.
Additional Admission Requirements:


    Eligibility for Direct Entry to Second Year: University degree in Social Sciences or a two-year diploma in a Human Services program.


    Information on requirements can be found at on the Algonquin College website.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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