Diploma in Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Medicine Hat College

UG Certificate / Diploma


24 Months


CAD 15,879/year

Tuition Fee

CAD 75

Application Fee

Sep 2024

Apply Date

Canada, Alberta

Type: College

Location Type: Urban

Founded: 1965

Total Students: 8,888 +

Campus Detail

Main Campus Address

299 College Drive Southeast, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6, Canada

Diploma in Child and Youth Care Counsellor

Program Overview

The Child and Youth Care Counsellor program provides you with the skills and competencies to improve the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of vulnerable children, youth, and families who may have suffered physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, failure, family breakdown, and may have behavioural and/or learning difficulties.

Preparation for a career in Child and Youth Care Counselling demands a commitment to learning the essential components of developing healthy, caring relationships, as well as a look inward to learn to understand yourself and your ability to help others. The dynamics of abuse and neglect and the treatment of those issues are explored through courses in professionalism, children and the law, psychology, treatment methods, counselling skills and caring for at-risk youth. Education in group process, family dynamics, and ethics is also offered to enhance personal development and growth.

As a student, you’ll be trained in professional practice, communication, self-awareness, theory, and assessment and intervention. You will also be out in the community applying your skills and knowledge in three of the four semesters of course work. Throughout, you will be involved in numerous group projects, role plays and counselling sessions. After graduation, you have the option to use your diploma as credit towards a degree at a number of partner institutions.

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