Child and Youth Care Fanshawe College
About this Program
Level: Advanced Diploma in Child and Youth Care
Discpline: Early Childhood Education
Length: 6 semestersCheck My Eligibility
St. Thomas Campus
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With Fanshawe’s Child and Youth Care diploma program, you’ll learn a broad range of skills that will enable you to positively affect the lives of those in society who are the most vulnerable. You'll learn from veteran instructors about family issues and children's emotional and behavioural challenges. In this child and youth care program, you’ll learn about Special Education and Assistive Technology. You’ll develop cutting-edge counselling skills, examine child abuse and neglect, mental health issues, familial structures, psychotherapy techniques, and many other child-centred issues and concerns. When you graduate, with a child and youth care diploma, you’ll have a dynamic and evolving range of skills that will allow you to work in a number of different fields such as group homes, correctional services, residential treatment centres, children's aid societies, boards of education, community resource centres and hospitals. This three-year advanced diploma of youth work also has a field placement, where you'll spend every other semester working with clients. In total, you'll get over 1,500 hours of real-world experience. In a career where you directly affect the lives of people, your Fanshawe education will give you the skills and experience necessary to accept the challenge with confidence.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.