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Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Castlegar Campus
  • Campuses
    Castlegar

    Resources

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    City of Castlegar
  • Length
    Nine Months (Three Semesters)
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $5111 Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1640 Total
  • Credentials
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted up to 12 months before the program start date. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $37

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent (consideration will also be given to mature students)

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C)
  • equivalent course

3. Complete reading, writing and math assessments.

Non-Academic

  • resume
  • health information form
  • at least 40 hours of supervised paid or volunteer work involving groups of young children
  • two personal references
  • orientation and interview session with Early Childhood Care and Education instructors (to discuss the program and requirements for practicum placements)
  • Criminal Record Check

Admission Advice

It's recommended that you have a driver's licence.

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • Completion of English 12 or equivalent
  • A C+ grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • A TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or 80 (internet)
  • A EIKEN grade of pre-1
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • A Language Proficiency Index of 4

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

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

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have graduated from a BC Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

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

Out-of-Province

If you have graduated from Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

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

BC Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

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

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Applicants who do not qualify for admission to Selkirk in any of the other admission categories may still qualify for general admission in one of the following two ways:

  • if you are under 19 years old but who have the written recommendation of their secondary school principal; or
  • if you are considered by the Admissions and Standards Committee to be capable of succeeding in college courses based on their particular circumstances.

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

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

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

Block Transfer within Selkirk

Graduates may advance to Selkirk's Human Services Diploma.

Special Note: Completion of the Human Services Diploma (depending on specialty option selected) may enable entry into:

  • third-year studies in the Bachelor of Social Work Degree at UVic, TRU-OL, OC, UNBC and UFV;
  • third-year studies in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care Degree at UVic, VIU and UFV.

Final Note: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel within the institution.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Graduates can transfer six unassigned units (12 credits) and 4.5 units (nine credits) of assigned credit to the BA in Child and Youth Care Degree at UVic.

Graduates may also advance to an Early Childhood Education Post-Basic Certificate or Diploma offered by various post-secondary institutions in the province. These programs typically offer specialized training in "Under Three" or "Special Needs".

Final Notes: Minimum grade point average and other requirements may apply. All transfer requirements should be confirmed with advising personnel at the intended institution.

Students may also wish to refer to the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer's BC Transfer Guide. This website offers details about transfer arrangements between post-secondary institutions in BC. This information includes course-to-course transfer opportunities.

Block Transfer out of province

 

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