Selkirk College

Human Services - Child & Youth Care

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Faculty:Human Services
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Youth Services/Administration
Description:Our programs help you develop the knowledge and skills required to launch your career working with adults, children, youth and/or families.These programs provide the second year of training in a specific human services field, and prepare students for work in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings. Practicum Experience in community agencies develops your working knowledge of partnerships, hands-on training in the dynamics of interpersonal relationships and employment opportunities within your client group.

Our programs help you develop the knowledge and skills required to launch your career working with adults, children, youth and/or families. These programs provide the second year of training in a specific human services field, and prepare students for work in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings. The demographic that you will work with depends on the diploma stream that you choose: Child & Youth Care (CYC), Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE), or Social Service Work (SSW).
URL:Human Services - Child & Youth Care at Selkirk College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $14,119

This cost estimate is for Year 2 of the program. Compulsory fees are included.
Careers:Social and Community Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have a Human Services certificate such as Classroom & Community Support Worker, Early Childhood Care and Education or Social Service Worker with an overall GPA of "B", or School Chair approval. Applicants whose credential was earned more than five years ago are required to meet School Chair approval based on evidence of related work in Human Services or Continuing Education.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
    Application Notes : If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of "C+" or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5. There are no minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry into the English Language Program.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Applicants are required to submit a resume and two letters of reference from people who can attest to their suitability to the human services field. Students who have graduated from a Selkirk Human Services Certificate program in the past two years are exempted from this requirement.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 14, 2022