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Child and Youth Care: Bachelor Degree


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Coquitlam
  • Campuses
    Coquitlam

    Resources

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    City of Coquitlam
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6250 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1200 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Douglas's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Admissions are offered on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Students are encouraged to apply early.

Entry to Fall Semester:  Applications open early October of the previous year

Application Fee: $34.65

1) Program Admission Requirements

Option 1 - Entry in Year One

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

  • English 12 (C) or equivalent 

Non-Academic

  • be at least 19 years old by November 1st of the program start year
  • 60 hours of work or volunteer experience in a CYC setting (hours must be completed prior to mandatory selection/orientation weekend)
  • resume
  • attend a mandatory selection/orientation weekend


Option 2 - Entry in Year Two

Academic

  • Completion of the Child and Youth Care (CYC) Certificate of Academic Foundations (CAF) with at least a 2.67 ("B-") average 

Non-Academic

  • be at least 19 years old by November 1st of the program start year
  • 60 hours of work or volunteer experience in a CYC setting (hours must be completed prior to mandatory selection/orientation weekend)
  • resume
  • attend a mandatory selection/orientation weekend

Option 3 - Entry into Year Three

Academic

  • Douglas College's Child and Youth Care Diploma (or equivalent) with at least a 2.67 ("B-") grade point average
  • one university-level English courses*

Note (*): Recommended courses are ENGL 1130 (or another academic writing course) and CMNS 1110 (or equivalent). You may replace one of these courses with a first-year or higher English Literature course.

Non-Academic

  • Student Declaration indicating understanding of the demands of the training.
  • Preferential Admission Criteria: Admission to the BA in Child and Youth Care is contingent upon seat availability and applicant ranking as determined by a process of preferential selection. Suitability is determined on the basis of awareness of self and others, life/work experience, formal education and overall personal suitability.


Admission Advice (all options)
1. Prior to starting an application, students are encouraged to attend an information session.

2. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be required to provide the following:

  • Criminal Record Search (any search returned with a notation will be reviewed by the Registrar to determine if there is any relevance for admission to the program)
  • A Student declaration indicating that you understand what is required to complete the training in Child and Youth Care and is aware of services provided by the College

3. Applicants who have completed 9 or more post-secondary credits must be in good academic standing (with a minimum GPA of 1.5) for admission into any CFCS program.

4. Shift work may be required in some practicum. 

5. See program website for more information on admission selection process. 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Douglas's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • a C grade in English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, or Technical and Professional Communications 12 (the mark is based on both the course and provincial exam)
  • a B grade in Communications 12 (the mark is based on both the course and provincial exam)
  • a grade of 3 or a "C" grade on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature
  • a grade of 3 or a "C" grade on International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A (Standard Level)
  • an essay score of 4 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) exam
  • a GED Language Arts Writing and Reading score of 450
  • a TOEFL score of 220 (computer based) or 83 (internet based) or 560 (paper based)
  • an IELTS score of 6.5 (academic module only)
  • an overall and essay CAEL score of 60
  • an EIKEN Test of Practical English placement of Grade 1
  • completion of an ABE English course equivalent to DVST 0355 or higher
  • a college level writing or literature course that transfers as a college level English, Communications or Creative Writing course
  • an undergraduate degree from an English speaking post-secondary institution
  • completion of a Douglas college writing assessment with a
  • Mastery of DVST 0350 and 0360 or DVST 0355 or DVST 0356 or EASL 0360
  • a P grade in DVST 0455 or EASL 0460 or EASL 0820
  • a P grade in DVST 0450 and mastery of DVST 0460
  • Mastery of EASL 0375 or EASL 0376 or assessment of EASL 0475 and mastery of EASL 0365 or assessment of EASL 0465

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You are eligible for enrollment at Douglas College if you meet the General Admission Requirements along with the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in EducationPlannerBC.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation you may qualify for admission to Douglas.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

Out-of-Province

If you have BC secondary school graduation or lack one course for BC secondary school graduation you may qualify for admission to Douglas.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the General Admission Requirements for Douglas College.

You may transfer from another institution with up to 75% of the credits required for a Douglas College citation, diploma, degree or university transfer program.

To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly recommended to request transfer credit at least four months in advance of your first semester of attendance. Requests for evaluation of credit received after this time may not be processed in time.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old on the first day of class, or at least 17 years old and have not been enrolled in school for at least one year, you may qualify for admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

International Student

For details on admission requirements for International Students check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you are a student with special needs and have completed a certificate or equivalent from a special program and have been in school for at least 12 years you may qualify for admission to Douglas College.

You must also meet the college's English Language Proficiency Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for Douglas College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

How to Apply


Canadian Students - Applying to the College

International Students - Applying to the College

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