|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Brampton|
|Type||Advanced Diploma, College|
|Nominal duration||3 years, includes 4 field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,002 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,734), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter the English Language Studies (ESL) program, offered by Sheridan College, which is an intensive, full-time academic program.
Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements
Sheridan field practicum agencies may require:
Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field practicum prior to the start of the practicum and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field practicum opportunities.
Sheridan’s Child and Youth Care program prepares you to work with young people who are experiencing significant life challenges.
Exceptional educators, innovative learning
All of our professors have been active in the field within the past five years. Their curriculum is cutting edge and provides a strong theoretical and practical foundation for your future career. You’ll learn to develop and implement a range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies based on a foundational understanding of human development, family systems and cultural diversity.
Things you’ll learn to do
- Develop and implement prevention, intervention and treatment strategies based on an understanding of human development, family systems and cultural diversity.
- Guide at-risk youth through their daily challenges.
- Teach social and life skills and support efforts to manage behaviour.
- Facilitate personal growth and positive change in young people.
You’ll complete four semesters of field practicum in two locations that may include youth justice, foster homes, shelters, residential treatment facilities and community outreach programs. Three days each week will be spent in the field, and the other two days will include a unique lab class and complementary course work, lending support to your field experience.
The Child and Youth Care program promotes a strength-based approach to practice that focuses on encouraging a child’s strengths in overcoming their struggles. The curriculum is cutting edge and focused on the current resources and situations faced by youth and child care workers in Canada.
You’ll learn through:
- Hands-on experiential activities.
- Collaborative group assignments that develop problem-solving skills.
- Presentations by guest speakers and agencies.
- Role-playing activities.
- Class discussions and case studies.
When you graduate from Sheridan’s Child and Youth Care program, you’ll be ready to begin a rewarding career in this field.
Here are some places you might work:
- Community agencies
- Facilities for young offenders
- Group homes and foster homes
- Homeless shelters
- Social services