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Child and Youth Care Diploma


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Nanaimo and Cowichan
  • Campuses
    Nanaimo

    Resources

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    City of Nanaimo
  • Length
    Two Year Program; Entry is possible at year one or year two
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5137 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1570 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted from October 3 to February 28. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $39.30

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

A. For entry into first year:

1. One of:

  • high school graduation
  • mature student status (be at least 21 years old)

2. English

One of:

B. For entry into second year:

1. One of:

  • at least 30 credits of university courses with six credits of English, six credits of Human Development (CYC 111 and CYC 112), and CYC 100, 101, 152, and 165
  • Human Services Certificate which includes the English and Human Development course requirements above

2. Achieved at least a C+ average on the most recently completed 24 credits, with at least a C+ grade in each of the courses previously identified for meeting admission requirements.

Non-Academic

  • transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended
  • education/work resume
  • 300-word statement which focuses on why it is important for you to work with children, youth and families
  • two completed reference forms
  • interview (if requested)
  • Criminal Record Check (to participate in the practicum)

English Language Requirements

Summary

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

  • Completion of VIU's English Language Centre's University Preparation Program
  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 80 (internet based) with no score under 19
  • An IELTS score of 6.0 with no score under 5.5
  • A CAEL score of 60
  • A B score on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

View details on Admission.

On the above web page you will have to scroll down to the following sections:

  • General Admission Requirements for University and Career/Technical Programs
  • General Admission Requirements for Trades & Applied Technology Programs

 

 

Out-of-Province

View details on Admission.

On the above web page you will have to scroll down to the following sections:

  • General Admission Requirements for University and Career/Technical Programs
  • General Admission Requirements for Trades & Applied Technology Programs

 

BC Transfer Student

For entry into University Programs - You must have completed at least 24 transferable university credits to be eligible for admission.

Students enrolled in a university program may receive transfer credit for up to 50 percent of their program. Credit is assigned based on an official transcript, and where requested, by course outlines and other supporting documentation.

The Admission Office assesses transfer credit for courses taken in an academic program at other institutions. Credit may be granted for specific VIU courses, or where direct course-by-course equivalencies can not be determined, 'unassigned credit' may be granted.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

For entry into Career/Technical Programs - Students in Career/Technical programs who wish to have transfer credit assessed must submit a form to request advance credit. These forms are available from the Registration Centre.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For entry into University Programs - You must have completed at least 24 transferable university credits to be eligible for admission.

Students enrolled in a university program may receive transfer credit for up to 50 percent of their program. Credit is assigned based on an official transcript, and where requested, by course outlines and other supporting documentation.

The Admission Office assesses transfer credit for courses taken in an academic program at other institutions. Credit may be granted for specific VIU courses, or where direct course-by-course equivalencies can not be determined, 'unassigned credit' may be granted.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

For entry into Career/Technical Programs - Students in Career/Technical programs who wish to have transfer credit assessed must submit a form to request advance credit. These forms are available from the Registration Centre.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

Mature Student

See admission details for Mature Students.

International Student

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Other Student (including Special Consideration)

For other admission categories check here.

Note: By scrolling down you can access the following categories:

  • General Admission Requirements - Unclassified Students
  • Admission on the Basis of a Previous Degree
  • Special Admission
  • International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Program

 

How to Apply

View details on How to Apply for Admission.

Note: You will have to scroll down to near the bottom of the web page for the above heading.

 


Block Transfer within VIU

Graduates of the Child and Youth Care Diploma may be eligible for the following block transfer:

  • 60 credits within the BA in Child and Youth Care Degree - VIU

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Introductory Note: Normally one year of academic study is made up of 15 units or 30 credits.

Graduates of the Child and Youth Care Diploma may be eligible for the following block transfer:

  • six units within the Bachelor of Social Work Degree - UVic
  • 30 units within the BA in Child and Youth Care Degree - UVic
  • 60 credits within the BA in Child and Youth Care Degree - VIU
  • 60 credits within the BA in Child and Youth Care Degree - UFV

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.

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