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.

Supplemented with additional knowledge in outdoor activity facilitation, group work and specific client populations, graduates are positioned to work in a wide variety of clinical, community and educational settings. Graduates may be employed as frontline child and youth counsellors, residential workers, educational assistants and community support workers.
URL:Child and Youth Care at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,274

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees.
This program is an e-text program. Textbook costs are included in your fees. Supplies cost approximately $1,000 in the first year, $700 in second year and $550 in the third year. Additional expenses related to field placement requirements: ParaMed clearance, police records check, health immunizations and first aid are the responsibility of the student. The ParaMed documentation clearance fee is approximately $50 and is set by ParaMed, a third party provider.

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65% or higher.

* 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 July 24, 2016