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DOUGLAS COLLEGE, NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS

New Westminster, British ColumbiaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1970Established Year
  24801Enrollment

Bachelor of Arts [B.A] (Child and Youth Care)

 4 years
 120 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 13,500 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care at Douglas College is offered as 4 years or 8-term teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both full time and part-time basis.
  • Students have to successfully complete 120 credits.
  • The program prepares graduates for challenging work supporting children, youth and families as professional child and youth care workers, or for advanced positions in the child and youth care field.
  • The Aboriginal Child and Youth Care stream is an optional specialization within the diploma program. It is made up of several specialized courses and a practicum that students take in place of other courses in their second year.
  • Students will still complete their diploma in the same amount of time, but with a specialization.
  • Students can also study part-time programs. Both the diploma and degree programs are offered on a part-time basis.
  • Surveys show that almost 100% of the Child and Youth Care graduates are working in the field within 3 months of graduation (those not working were continuing their education).
  • The Faculty of Child, Family, and Community Studies offers specialized upgrading classes for students looking to enter human services programs at Douglas. 
  • Child and youth care practitioners work in schools, community centers, parent-child education settings, residential settings, programs for street-involved youth, addictions services, and a variety of other settings
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 37,634 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Total Credits120
Fees$ 57,732 for 4 years or 120 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - May 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/programs/BACYCC

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete a High school graduation degree.
  • A minimum of 17 years of age is required to the students by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College.
  • Students hold a minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school.
  • Students acquire a minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs.

Language Requirements:

  • The students must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (English) in the program. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required.
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • If the student does not meet the language requirements they can take English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) program and complete it and pursue this program.


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Students have to submit English Language requirement scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
May 31

Winter
Sep 30

Summer
Jan 31


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

83 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

56 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$13500$13500$13500$13500
Health insurance$375$375$375$375
Others$558$558$558$558
Total fees$14433$14433$14433$14433

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,000

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) are required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • "On-campus" is defined as employment facilities within the boundaries of the campus. Students are only allowed to work on the campus at which they are registered as full-time students.
  • The student may work on-campus without a work permit if:
    • Is a full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • Have a valid study permit
    • Have a valid SIN 
  • International students can work off-campus if the student is:
    • full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • In an academic program that is at least 6 months in duration and that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate
    • Have a valid study permit, valid SIN
  • To maintain working eligibility off-campus, most students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits minimum).
  • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Child Life Specialist
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Parent Educator
  • Early Childhood Education Consultant
  • Early Childhood Education Regulator
  • Social Worker



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