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- Mohawk secures diverse field placement opportunities for students in a variety of agencies and provides one-on-one field placement support.
Over 1,000 hours of practical field placement experiences.
Mohawk’s Child and Youth Care Program has earned national accreditation by the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada (CYCEAB).
What you'll learn
- 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.
- How to 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.
3 academic years (periods of 8 months)
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Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$831.02||$712.05|
|Compulsory Program Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,185.06||$2,066.09|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$4,251.15|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Awards: Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
- Full Cost Breakdown
2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee||$8,095.00||$8,095.00|
|Program Compulsory Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Per Semester||$8,545.00||$8,470.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$17,015.00|
- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
- Full Cost Breakdown
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
- 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
- Options are available for mature applicants
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.
How you'll gain skills
- A variety of academic and experiential learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Apply theory to practice during unpaid field placements, totaling 1008 hours of work experience.
- Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.
- Experience interactive simulations to further develop course concepts.
- Foster social responsibility and leadership through a service learning project.
- Work with an organization or agency within a classroom setting to solve real-life projects.
- 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 will 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
Field Placement Specialists work collaboratively with students when assigning placements
Become an Agency
If you would like to become an Agency that takes students on placement from Mohawk College's Community Services programs, please visit the Community Services Placement page.
Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Mohawk College Certificate, Ontario College Certificate and Ontario College Diploma programs are eligible to enroll into the Child and Youth Care program:
- Child and Youth Worker (Apprenticeship)
- Developmental Service Worker (Apprenticeship)
- General Arts and Science Certificate (College Transfer)
- Human Services Foundation
- Early Childhood Education
- Educational Support
- General Arts and Science (University Transfer)
- Recreation Therapy
Graduates from the Child and Youth Care program are eligible to enroll into the following Ontario College Diploma Intensive and Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs:
- Early Childhood Education (Intensive)
- Social Service Worker (Intensive)
- Educational Support (Intensive)
- Autism & Behavioural Science
- Brain Disorders Management
- Community and Social Services Management
- Concurrent Disorders
- Mental Health & Disability Management
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Earn a degree:
Athabasca University – Bachelor of Professional Arts in Human Services
Griffith University - Bachelor of Child & Family Studies, Bachelor of Human Services, Bachelor of Social Work
- Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
- See ONTransfer for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Your future career options
- Child and Youth Workers
- Child and Youth Counsellors
- Youth Support Workers
- Child and Youth Practitioners
Where you could work includes:
- Group Homes, Schools and Residential Facilities
- Mental Health Centres
- Education Services
- Child Welfare Services
- Youth Criminal Justice Services
- Community Intervention Services
Opportunities for grads
- Become a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (O.A.C.Y.C.).
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Click on the course title for a course description.
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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.
- 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
Domestic Canadian Students
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South China: 10-800-140-2541
Student Success Advisors
Student Success Advisors
Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).