Child and Youth Care - 612
Students in Mohawk's Child and Youth Care program will have the opportunity to specialize in supporting change with children, youth and their families experiencing a range of social, emotional and behavioural challenges.
Child and Youth Care students will participate in field placements, with the first typically being with a school board, and the other two incorporating residential, treatment, adolescent and community based settings.
- Specialize in supporting change with children, youth and their families experiencing a range of social, emotional and behavioural challenges
- Implement a range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies for children, youth and their families including crisis intervention, conflict management, problem solving, counselling, activity programming and group work
- Work with client challenges including difficult home situations, substance abuse, behavioural problems, and conflicts with the law
- Advocate for the rights of children and youth
Minimum requirements for admission to the Child & Youth Care Advanced Diploma program for September 2015 and January 2016
- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent (70% guideline)
- Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended
- For competitive programs (the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available places), selection will be based on the average of the highest senior level final grades in the required courses that are available at the time of ranking
- Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment
Contact Admissions for options that are available for mature applicants.
- Participate in field placements with school boards and residential treatment facilities for youth in community-based settings
- Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending field placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to field placements inside and outside the Hamilton region
- Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter field placement
- Students may be required to complete various Immunizations and Disease Screening protocols required by some field placement agencies
Students will complete field placements in a variety of community organizations throughout Ontario.
- The Child and Youth Care program also offers a process that allows credit for prior learning
- Up to 75% of the credits required may be achieved through the experiential learning mode
- Advanced standing will be processed on an individual basis
Note: this is a Competitive Program
Apply before the application end date. Read more about Competitive Programs.
Don't have the necessary requirements?
The Child and Youth Care Advanced Diploma program can lead to exciting career opportunities.
Child and Youth Care careers may involve the following:
Industries of Employment:
- Shelters, Drop-in Centres, Group Homes, Schools, Residential Facilities
- Mental Health Centres
- Education Services
- Child Welfare Services
- Youth Criminal Justice Services
- Community Intervention Services
- Child and Youth Care
- Child and Youth Counsellors
- Youth Support Workers
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.
Become an Agency
If you would like to become an Agency that takes students on placement from Mohawk College's Human Services programs, please visit the Human Services Placement page.