Child and Youth Worker Advanced Diploma

Mohawk College
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
3 years
January September
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry 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
  • Options are available for mature applicants
  • 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
  • Registered students who have been convicted of an offense 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 protocol required by some field placement agencies
  • Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to clinical placements


Semester 1

  • Therapeutic Programming & Life Skills
  • Sociology 1
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introduction To Child And Youth Care Practice
  • Introduction To Group Dynamics
  • Communication D
  • Communication

Semester 2

  • Intervention Strategies For Child Youth Care
  • Intervention Strategies For CYW
  • Introduction to Counselling and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Abuse/Trauma/Resiliency
  • Seminar 1 - Professionalism in Child and Youth Worker
  • Developmental Psychology

Semester 3

  • Health Care & Pharmacology For Child & Youth Wrker
  • Advanced Interviewing and Counselling
  • Adolescence: Treatment Approaches & Issues
  • Working with Exceptionalities
  • Advanced Therapeutic Programming

Semester 4

  • Advanced Group Work
  • Trauma Informed Treatment Approaches
  • Human Sexuality For Child & Youth Worker
  • Community Interventions & Resources

Semester 5

  • Field Placement 1
  • Cognitive Behaviour Modification In Child and Youth Care
  • Cognitive Behaviour Modification In CYW
  • Seminar 2 - Trends and Issues in Child and Youth Work
  • Assessment And Treatment Strategies In CYW
  • Assessment And Treatment Strategies In Child Youth Care

Semester 6

  • Professional Development in Child and Youth Care
  • Field Placement 2
  • Professional Development in Child and Youth Work

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