Program Description

In this 11-month certificate program, learners prepare for a rewarding career as an Indigenous Youth Care worker who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and families. This program is designed with Indigenous content to help learners enhance their understanding of cultural practices, traditions, and history. After completing the two terms, students apply their skills and knowledge in their practicum placement at a service agency.  

This program is delivered in partnership with Douglas College. Students complete 4 courses at Douglas College and 7 courses at NEC.  

Contact our Student Advisor for more information.

Program Summary

Length

11 Months

Offered

September to July

Credits

36 Credits

Credential

Certificate

Format

Full-time

Schedule

Mon-Fri, Day & Evening courses

Practicum

4 weeks

Transferability

NEC’s Family & Community Counselling Diploma


University Transfer

This certificate program is transferrable to NEC’s Family & Community Counselling Diploma program and students are encouraged to apply to Douglas College’s Child and Youth Care Degree program.
 

Career Path

Our graduates find jobs with different employers including child and youth service agencies, non-profit agencies, and First Nation communities. Positions may include:

  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Youth Transition Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Youth Care Counsellors
  • Youth Program Facilitator

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of Grade 12 with a C+ or higher in English 12; OR success completion of written assessment test with a 64% (C+ or higher)
  • Two reference letters
  • One page essay explaining interest in AYC
  • Minimum of two years in sobriety
  • Application and acceptance to Douglas College’s Aboriginal Stream (via NEC Admissions)
  • CRC by the BC Criminal Record Review Program
  • Interview with Program Manager

Course Schedule

Term 1 - September

Course Code

Course Name 

 

AYC 110

Lifespan Development

 
FCC 105 Basic Counselling Skills  
ENG 110 Introduction to College Writing  

CFCS 1142

Introduction to Aboriginal Child and Youth Care
(Douglas College)

 

CFCS 2332

Strengthening Family Spirit (Douglas College)

 

 

Term 2 - January

Course Code

Course Name 

 

FCC 115

Interpersonal Communication

 

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

 

PSY 120

Cultural Health Practices

 

CFCS 2212

Transforming Legislation and Policies (Douglas College)

 

CFCS 1112

Working in Communities (Douglas College)

 

 

Term 3 - April

Course Code

Course Name

 

AYC 150

AYC Practicum

 

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

$5,950.00

Fees

$150.00

Books

$870.56

UPass

$451.00

Total Cost

$7,421.56

 

For more information, pleasse contact:
Admissions Department
604.873.3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org