Seneca Polytechnic

Child and Youth Care

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Program Information

School:Seneca Polytechnic
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Child Care Provider/Assistant
Description:This three-year advanced diploma program will provide you with a full range of intervention, prevention and treatment strategies to facilitate a positive change for children, adolescents and families in need of emotional, social, developmental or mental health support. You will receive in-depth training and education in behavioural theories, practices and a foundational understanding of assessment, intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and activities with children and youth.

As a graduate of this program who meets GPA requirements, you are eligible to pursue internal pathway opportunities at Seneca, including the Honours Bachelor of Child Development and Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies. You are also eligible to pursue Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Mental Health and Addiction — a unique pathway that allows you to earn a degree within two years (4 semesters plus a work-term) after completion of a summer bridging stream.

URL:Child and Youth Care at Seneca Polytechnic
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,675
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.
  •  Grade12 English 
- To be in compliance with our student placement partners, all students in this program must complete a vulnerable sector police screening by the end of first year.
- A Ministry approved certificate in the following crisis intervention and prevention prior to graduation is recommended for your success in the program:
- Crisis Prevention & Intervention (CPI)
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
- Understanding & Managing Aggressive Behavior (UMAB).
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]

* 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 April 04, 2023