Child & Youth Care
Program Code: CYCP (International) Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Term 1 CYC-1002 Introduction to Field Placement CYC-1014 Introduction to Child and Youth Care CYC-1023 Health and Nutrition COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing PSY-1003 Psychology I GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 CYC-2002 Field Seminar I CYCF-2056 Field Work I CYC-2012 Child and Youth Care Methodology I CYC-2022 Therapeutic Activities CYC-2033 Legislation and Social Issues HGD-1013 Human Growth and Development Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 CYC-3002 Field Seminar II CYCF-3054 Field Work II CYC-3023 Therapeutic Foundations CYC-3033 Interviewing and Counselling CYC-3043 Group Work COM-2053 Communications for Community Services GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 CYC-4002 Field Seminar III CYCF-4055 Field Work III CYC-4012 Child and Youth Care Methodology II CYC-4023 Family Process CYC-4033 Adolescent Development CYC-4042 Assessments and Clinical Documentation PSY-2003 Psychology II Term 5 CYC-5002 Field Seminar IV CYCF-5056 Field Work IV CYC-5012 Child and Youth Care Methodology III CYC-5022 Working with Families CYC-5033 Violence, Abuse and Trauma GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 6 CYC-6002 Field Seminar V CYCF-6057 Field Work V CYC-6022 Culture and Human Diversity in CYC Practice CYC-6013 Organizational Behaviour and Clinical Supervision CMH-1023 Understanding Addictions and Concurrent Disorders

This advanced diploma program prepares students to work in a variety of agencies and organizations concerned with the complex challenges of children, youth and their families. Child and Youth Care Practitioners utilize a relational approach, while working with children, youth and their families, building on strengths to facilitate positive change, promoting resiliency, independence and self-advocacy. The ability to manage stress, present in a professional and dependable manner, and work closely with others is key to succeeding in this field. This program is ideally suited for emotionally mature individuals with a strong desire to help children and adolescents in a time of crisis. Lambton College will prepare students for a rewarding and challenging career as Child and Youth Care Practitioners. 

Lambton College gives students a superior experience by providing three unique placement opportunities that can lead to future employment. Students enjoy small class sizes and personal attention, especially through experiential learning opportunities where academic subjects are put into practice in concurrent supervised field placements. Field placements require a police records check including a vulnerable sectors check.

Graduates leave the program with approximately 1,500 hours of field placement, a unique capstone experience and are eligible for full membership and certification with the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC), the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations (CCCYCA), as well as international certification with the Child and Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB). Graduates also possess the knowledge and skills required to serve children, youth and families in school, residential, youth justice, hospitals, community, and mental health environments.

Lambton College's graduates have an esteemed reputation, and are well respected by their employers, and sought after in communities beyond Sarnia-Lambton.  

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have found rewarding work opportunities including:

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia/Main Campus
905-890-7833 x 222