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  • Practical experience
    You'll also have the opportunity to put your theory into practice through the two practicums that are required throughout the Program.
  • Entry requirements
    The BA CYC program is designed for professionals already working in the field.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care
  • Course description
    Full Time Program

    Semester I
    Course     Title     Credits

    • CFCS 1110     Introduction to Community     3
    • CFCS 1121     Personal and Professional Development     1.5
    • CFCS 1130     Change and Development: Lifespan     3
    • CYCC 1141     Introduction to Practice     3
    • CYCC 1150     Activity Programming for Children and Youth       3
            13.5

    Semester II
    Course     Title     Credits

    • CYCC 1220     Counselling Children and Youth     3
    • CFCS 1221     Wellness: Self and Profesional Practice     1.5
    • CYCC 1250     Supporting Behavioral Change     3
    • CYCC 1240     Practicum     4.5
    • CFCS 1260     Community Practice: Addictions       3
            15

    Semester III
    Course     Title     Credits

    • CYCC 2211     The Professional Community: Policies, Standards, Legislation and Children     3
    • CYCC 2320     Working with others in groups    3
    • CFCS 2333     Change and Development: Families     3
    • Elective         3
    • Elective           3
            15

    Semester IV
    Course     Title     Credits

    • CFCS 2410     Advanced Issues: Reflection and Integration     3
    • CYCC 2440     Practicum     4.5
    • CYCC 2450     CYCC Practice: Advanced     3
    • CYCC 2460     Family Violence, Abuse and Recovery     3
    Elective           3
            16.5

    The courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care are listed below. Detailed course outlines are available.

    Students will complete 60 credits in addition to the 60 required for the diploma.

    Year 3

    Semester V
    Course     Title     Credits

    • CYCC 3310     Supervised Practicum     4.5
    • CYCC 3340     Developmental Theory and CYC Practice with Children     3
    • CYCC 3520     Professional Child and Youth Care: Theory and Practice     3
    • Elective     Approved by Department       3
          Total credits     13.5

    Semester VI
    Course     Title     Credits

    • CYCC 3311     Supervised Practicum     4.5
    • CYCC 3341     Developmental Theory and CYC Practice with Youth     3
    • CYCC 3621     Critical Issues in Current CYC Practice     3
    • Elective     Appoved by Department     3
    • Elective     Approved by Department       3
          Total credits     16.5

    Year 4

    Semester VII
    Course     Title     Credits

    • CYCC 4410     Advanced Supervised Practicum     4.5
    • CYCC 4423     Research Methods in Child and Youth Care     3
    • CYCC 4467     Advanced Skills with Individuals in Child and Youth Care     3
    • CYCC 4469     Advanced Skills with Families in CYC     3
          Total credits     13.5

    Semester VIII
    Course     Title     Credits

    • CYCC 4411     Advanced Supervised Practicum     4.5
    • CYCC 4425     Data Analysis in Child and Youth Care     3
    • CYCC 4468     Advanced Skills with Groups in CYC Organizations       3
    • Elective     Approved by Department     3
    • Elective     Approved by Department       3
          Total credits     16.5

          Total Credits     60

    ELECTIVES (15 credits)


    Five elective courses will offer an opportunity for the student to be exposed to different points of view and have more breadth in the degree program. In selecting elective courses, students have a choice of a specific specialization or of self-selecting five courses. There are two specializations, Child Protection or Youth Justice.

    Child Protection Degree Specialization

    Students choosing the Child Protection Specialization option will take the core 45 credits and these specific electives:
    Course     Title     Credits
    • CFCS 1260     Community Practice: Addictions     3
    • CYCC 2460     Community Practice: Family Violence, Abuse and Recovery     3
    • * DACS 5111     Disability in Context (course still in development)     3
    • * CYCC 2111     Law and Social Services     3
    • * CYCC 3350     Legal Skills for Human Service Professionals       3
          Total credits     15

    * Courses are under development.

    Most students will have completed CFCS 1260, CYCC 2211 and CYCC 2460 as part of their diploma program. Consult with the CYCC degree coordinator to plan your course of study. You will also complete a specialized block placement for CYCC 4410 and CYCC 4411 during your final term of study. You must have completed your required electives prior to placement in your fourth-year practicum in your final smester of study.

    Youth Justice Degree Specialization

    Students choosing the Youth Justice Specialization option will take the core 45 credits and these specific electives:
    Course     Title     Credits
    • CRIM 1100     Introduction to the Criminal Justice System     3
    • CRIM 2252     Sociological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour     3
    • CRIM 2253     Youth Crime and the Law     3
    • CRIM 2260     Criminal Law     3
          And one of the following three courses:     
    • CRIM 2276     Resorative Justice     3
    • CRIM 3335     Human Rights and Civil Liberties     3
    • CRIM 4410     Canadian Law and the Mentally Disordered Offender     3
          Total credits     15

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