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Child and Youth Care - Accelerated

Tuition fee CA$17,223 per year

The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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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 post-secondary 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.

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.

Career opportunities

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

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
Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024
Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024