Algonquin College

Child and Youth Care

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa Campus)
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Youth Services/Administration
Description:This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares students to develop and implement a wide range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies to facilitate positive change in children, youth and their families. Using a concurrent delivery model, this unique program allows students to apply theoretical concepts of healthy development, therapeutic programming, child and youth care interventions and counselling in their field placement experiences. During the program, students complete four terms of field placement which is supported through coursework, tailor-made seminar classes and comprehensive onsite supervision.

Applicants with a university degree in the social sciences or a two-year college diploma in a human services program (such as Developmental Service Worker, Social Service Worker, or Early Childhood Education) may be admitted directly into the second year of the program (Level 03). To be considered for Direct Entry, applicants must also submit acceptable proof of at least 160 hours of documented paid or volunteer experience with children and/or youth in a recognized community agency.
URL:Child and Youth Care at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,513
International: $6,090

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

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.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* 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.

Modified on June 25, 2018

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