Child and Youth Care (Year 1)

Ontario College Advanced Diploma (37 courses) Full-time Online
Program Code: 0476X09FWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

*Only year one is available online. The remainder of the program must be completed on campus.

The fees for this program are based on a two-term year.

Other Delivery Options

Part-time Online
Full-time On Campus

Our Program

This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares students to develop and implement a wide range of prevention, intervention and treatment strategies to facilitate positive change in children, youth and their families. Using a concurrent delivery model, this unique program allows students to apply theoretical concepts of healthy development, therapeutic programming, child and youth care interventions and counselling in their field placement experiences. During the program, students complete four terms of field placement which is supported through coursework, tailor-made seminar classes and comprehensive onsite supervision. The first year of this three-year program is offered online. Qualified students must apply to transfer on campus to complete the second and third year.

Supplemented with additional knowledge in outdoor activity facilitation, group work and specific client populations, graduates are positioned to work in a wide variety of clinical, community and educational settings. Graduates may be employed as frontline child and youth counsellors, residential workers, educational assistants and community support workers.

Applicants with a university degree in the social sciences or a two-year college diploma in a human services program (such as Developmental Service Worker, Social Service Worker, or Early Childhood Education) may be admitted directly into the second year of the program (Level 03). To be considered for Direct Entry, applicants must also submit acceptable proof of at least 160 hours of documented paid or volunteer experience with children and/or youth in a recognized community agency. Inquiries about direct entry should be made to the on-campus coordinator.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are able to cope with stress and manage crisis.
  • Are compassionate and committed to making a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and the community.
  • Are capable of contributing as team members in a wide range of dynamic environments.
  • Are energetic, flexible, open-minded, creative and responsible.
  • Have an interest in working with children and youth who face challenges, such as addictions, mental health, abuse, trauma and learning exceptionalities.
  • Are committed to becoming skilled and effective communicators in both the written and spoken word.

Your Career

Graduates may secure employment in an ever-increasing range of settings that promote optimal development of children, youth and their families. As part of an inter-professional team, child and youth care practitioners are front-line professionals in residential care facilities, mental health treatment centres, shelters, school programs, therapeutic foster care environments, community-based services/resource centres and youth justice services.

FUTURE STUDY OPTIONS

The program is an excellent foundation for future studies in psychology, sociology, child and youth care studies, social work and education.

Fees & Expenses

Total Fees for the first year of the program:

  • Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $3,266.88.*
  • International tuition/ancillary Fees: $12,916.88.*

* Amounts include tuition fee, Technology fee and Mobile Learning Program (MLP) fee. Fees are subject to change. For detailed fees information please visit our website.

Note: For further information regarding your books, please visit our website.

Books and supplies cost approximately $1,000 in first year, $700 in second year and $550 in third year, and can be purchased from College bookstore online.

Additional expenses related to field placement requirements: ParaMed clearance, police record check, health immunizations and first aid are the responsibility of the student. The ParaMed documentation clearance fee is approximately $50 and is set by ParaMed, a third party provider.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Program Eligibility
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65% or higher.

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR
  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

Eligibility for Direct Entry to Second Year
  • University degree in Social Sciences or a two-year diploma in a Human Services program; AND
  • 160 hours of documented work or volunteer experience with children and youth in a recognized community agency.
Health Requirements

The physical and emotional health of each applicant to the program must be such that he or she can successfully cope with the program of instruction including the demands of field placement (e.g. stress and time management). Individuals who have concerns about their ability to meet these requirements should contact the coordinator of the program prior to submitting an application.

Police Records Check Documentation

Though not an admission requirement, applicants must note important information listed below regarding Police Records Check program requirements.

Students must provide the College with a current Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS) prior to the deadline identified by the department and students are responsible for any associated costs. If this documentation is not submitted on time, students will not be placed and registration in the program will be jeopardized. If you register in the program without a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate and will be asked to withdraw.

Field Placement Eligibility

Field placements occur only in the second and third year of the program.
To be eligible for placement, you must submit proof of Standard First Aid certification, CPR level C, PRCSVS and complete immunizations through ParaMed. ParaMed services are the third party provider who collects all field placement documentation for the Community Studies department.

Promotional Status

All courses in Level 01 and Level 02 (Year 1) must be successfully completed before entering Level 03 (Year 2) of the program on campus. In Level 03 to Level 06, students must pass all courses to be granted admission to the following level. Special consideration may be given to those who are unsuccessful in one course. If exceptions are granted based on extenuating circumstances, the students must pass the course in the spring semester prior to returning to the following year of the program. Given the concurrent model of the program, students must be in field while completing course work.

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Program Eligibility

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 65% or higher.

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, OR
  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22 Speaking: 22, Writing: 22

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

Eligibility for Direct Entry to Second Year:

  • University degree in Social Sciences or a two-year diploma in a Human Services program.
  • 300 hours of documented work or volunteer experience with children and youth in a recognized community agency.
Health Requirements

The physical and emotional health must be such that he or she can successfully cope with the program of instruction including the demands of field placement (e.g. stress and time management). Individuals who have concerns about their ability to meet these requirements should contact the coordinator of the program prior to submitting an application.

Police Records Check Documentation

Though not an admission requirement, applicants must note important information listed below regarding Police Record Check program requirements.

Students must provide the College with a current Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS) prior to the deadline identified by the department and students are responsible for any associated costs. If this documentation is not submitted on time, students will not be placed and registration in the program will be jeopardized. If you register in the program without a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate and will be asked to withdraw.

Field Placement Eligibility

Field placements occur only in second and third year of the program.

To be eligible for placement, you must submit proof of Standard First Aid certification, CPR level C, PRCSVS and complete immunizations through ParaMed. ParaMed services is the third party provider who collects all field placement documentation. For further information concerning documentation submission please go to our website.

Promotional Status

All courses in Level 01 and Level 02 (Year 1) must be successfully completed before entering Level 03 (Year 2) of the program. In Level 03 to Level 06, students must pass all courses to be granted admission to the following level. Special consideration may be given to those who are unsuccessful in one course. If exceptions are granted based on extenuating circumstances, the students must pass the course in the spring or summer semester prior to returning to the following year of the program. Given the concurrent model of the program, students must be in field while completing course work.

Application Information

CHILD AND YOUTH CARE
Program Code 0476X09FWO

Applications to full-time programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:

ontariocolleges.ca
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 5J3
1-888-892-2228

Students currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school should contact their Guidance Office to apply. For all other applicants, applications are available online at ontariocolleges.ca. A $95 fee applies.

Applications for Fall Term, Winter Term and Spring Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as places are available.

Note: International applicants applying from out-of-country may obtain an "International Student Application Form" and instructions by logging onto the site or by contacting the International Client Service Officer at the address shown below.

For further information on the admissions process, please contact:

Registrar's Office
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Room C150
Ottawa, Ontario
K2G 1V8
Phone: 613-727-0002
Toll-free: 1-800-565-4723
TTY: 613-727-7766
Fax: 613-727-7623
Email: AskUs@algonquincollege.com

Notes

  • The fees for this program are based on a two-term year.
  • The first year of this program is fully online and students must have access to a computer and internet access to successfully complete this program.
  • Online Students can only commence second-year in September. If you do not successfully complete first year you will be required to wait until September of the following year.
  • Please note that in order to proceed to year 2 on-campus, you will be required to complete ParaMed process by June 01, extensions will not be approved.
  • Second and third year classes take place on campus two days per week. Field placements occur off campus three days per week. All second year students are required to complete a school-based field placement. Third year placements are based on community capacity. Some field placements require the student to be available for an evening or weekend shift. Inquiries about direct entry should be made to the on-campus coordinator.

This program must be completed in three years.

Substitutes and equivalencies for Winter 2017

  • The course FAM1066 is not available this semester, FAM1243 is the equivalent.
  • The course FAM1058 is not available this semester, PFP1000 is the equivalent.
  • The course FAM1271 is not available this semester, FAM0011 is the equivalent.
  • The course FAM0001 is not available this semester, PFP1020 is the equivalent.
ACADEMIC PROBATION

Students who have two or more F grades in a given term or whose term grade point average falls below 1.7 are considered to be on academic probation (Directive E11 Grading System). This requires the student to meet with their academic advisor or coordinator to sign a learning contract which identifies the conditions which must be met to continue in the program. Students who do not meet the terms of their learning contract will be withdrawn from the program. (This does not supersede pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements).

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Lindsay Spires at 613-727-4723 ext. 6284 or spiresl@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
Level: 01
ENL1813S45.0Communications I

ENL1813S Communications I

Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

Online Learning On Campus
FAM105445.0Introduction to Child and Youth Care

FAM1054 Introduction to Child and Youth Care

Children, youth, families, and communities may require support from child and youth care practitioners in order to lead healthy lives. Students develop an understanding of the history of the child and youth care profession, roles and responsibilities of child and youth care practitioners, strengths and needs of clients, and communities, professional conduct and personal self-awareness for becoming an effective child and youth care practitioner.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM105830.0Field Preparation Seminar IField Preparation Seminar I

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM106645.0Child DevelopmentChild Development

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM125830.0Technology Tools for Child and Youth Care Practitioners

FAM1258 Technology Tools for Child and Youth Care Practitioners

With the increasing application of technology in our day-to-day lives, child and youth care practitioners are required to utilize and be aware of the impact of this technology on their clients. Students experience hands-on learning in where they explore the issues that technology brings to the child and youth care field. Students gain the skills to work with technology and use it as a tool for being a successful college student and child and youth care practitioner.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM170245.0Children and Youth in Society

FAM1702 Children and Youth in Society

Children and youth play a valuable role in Canadian society. Students develop an understanding of societal institutions and view young people within a sociological framework. An opportunity for students to learn the social, economic, cultural and individual factors that influence young people in Canadian society is provided.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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Level: 02
ENL1902F45.0Professional Communication for Child and Youth Care Practitioners

ENL1902F Professional Communication for Child and Youth Care Practitioners

Writing legally appropriate documents, advocating for clients and communicating professionally are critical aspects of the role of the child and youth worker. Students write letters of advocacy and use case studies to write and evaluate field-specific reports. As well, they use music, movies, books and other tools to promote discussion of sensitive issues and to help clients come to an understanding of themselves and others.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM000145.0Principles of PsychologyPrinciples of Psychology

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM001345.0Adolescent Development

FAM0013 Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a distinct phase of development and one in which young people experience rapid growth. Physical, cognitive, social, and moral development of adolescents is explored in the contexts of family, peers, school, work and the media. Students begin to identify pertinent issues affecting adolescent development from a child and youth care practice perspective.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM125545.0Field Preparation Seminar II: Community Service-Learning

FAM1255 Field Preparation Seminar II: Community Service-Learning

Building on previous field preparation work, students acquire a deeper awareness of the role of the child and youth care practitioner within a wide variety of settings. Students further develop necessary skills in client engagement, therapeutic activities, advocacy and teamwork. Through a practical project that links students with a community agency, students plan and implement a program that benefits the agency with which they partner.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM125945.0Diversity in Canadian Society

FAM1259 Diversity in Canadian Society

In a rapidly shrinking world, understanding diversity is becoming increasingly important. Students explore concepts of diversity and inclusion as related to culture, race, religion and social class at the personal and societal levels. Students develop an appreciation of historical and current groups immigrating to Canada's rich cultural mosaic, as well as their own ethnocentricity. Students develop the knowledge and attitudes to succeed within today's global society.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM127145.0Sexual Health and Development

FAM1271 Sexual Health and Development

Sexuality is an integral part of the lives of child and youth care practitioners and the clients and families they serve. Students review information related to the social, emotional and physiological aspects of human sexuality which affect children and youth. Students explore their values and attitudes about sexuality and practise becoming comfortable discussing this important subject. Students learn to identify issues and engage clients in healthy and positive discussions about sexuality.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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Level: 03
FAM105042.0Therapeutic ActivitiesTherapeutic Activities

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM105228.0Youth in Conflict with the LawYouth in Conflict with the Law

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM106442.0Child and Youth Care InterventionsChild and Youth Care Interventions

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM106826.0Field Integration Seminar IField Integration Seminar I

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM107030.0Outdoor Activities IOutdoor Activities I

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM1075231.0Field Practice IField Practice I

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM108242.0Counselling SkillsCounselling Skills

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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Level: 04
FAM106045.0Therapeutic ProgrammingTherapeutic Programming

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM107828.0Field Integration Seminar IIField Integration Seminar II

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM108745.0Child Abuse and the LawChild Abuse and the Law

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM109745.0Young People and Mental HealthYoung People and Mental Health

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM1256294.0Field Practice IIField Practice II

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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General Education Elective: choose 1
ART000848.0Art History and Theory

ART0008 Art History and Theory

This course is designed to familiarize students with early historical foundations to present day exemplars of art making. World art with an emphasis on Western art history (from renaissance to today) and minor focus on international art (Canadian, Contemporary, Asian, First Nations, Islamic, etc.) is covered. Students will be expected to complete required readings, write an essay and final examination.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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COR173745.0Abnormal Psychology

COR1737 Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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DAT011345.0Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

DAT0113 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions. This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. It examines the impact of digital media that empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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ENL000942.0Introduction to Children's Literature

ENL0009 Introduction to Children's Literature

This subject will explore and evaluate the fiction, poetry and non-fiction genres of children's literature with their historical contexts as they apply.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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ENL001042.0Science Fiction

ENL0010 Science Fiction

Science Fiction shows you other worlds; it describes possible future societies and the problems lurking ahead. It also shows how human beings can and do create these future worlds - that our future is in our hands. Science fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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ENL179845.0Contemporary Canadian Issues

ENL1798 Contemporary Canadian Issues

A critical understanding of contemporary Canadian issues is essential to being an active member in our democratic society. Students explore a variety of topics and analyze their ethical implications and relevance to Canadian life. Discussions and debates, as well as related interactive activities, offer opportunities to consider recent controversies from different perspectives. Use of a variety of media (e.g. newspapers, articles and electronic resources) allows for in-depth reflection on the history of current social and political issues.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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ENV000245.0Environmental Citizenship

ENV0002 Environmental Citizenship

Based on the general principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities. Focus is on both conservation and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as on the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Being an environmentally-aware citizen involves personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Students are encouraged to adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM100345.0Psychology of Learning

FAM1003 Psychology of Learning

To be successful, individuals need to understand how they acquire new knowledge/skills and how environmental factors impact this process. By examining a variety of theories from both historical and current perspectives, students develop an understanding of how an individual's learning is influenced by developmental, psychological and social elements. Students use real life situations to identify how these theories can be used to support learning and development within continuously changing environments.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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GED710545.0Professionalism and Ethics

GED7105 Professionalism and Ethics

Professionalism and ethics are the foundation for those preparing for leadership roles in the workplace, community and educational settings. By exploring the different facets of leadership theory and ethical dilemmas, students develop decision making, judgment, and personal value positions that form the basis for the examination of professional conduct and personal accountability.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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GEO000142.0Political GeographyPolitical Geography

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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GEO000245.0Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

GEO0002 Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

This introductory course examines the science known as geology, the study of the earth. The course begins with the formation of the universe, the solar system, earth and its moon and the planets. Subsequent topics include the history of the earth, describing how oceans and continents were formed, plate tectonics, the movements of the continents, rock types and their formation.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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GEO000345.0Geography and Tourism

GEO0003 Geography and Tourism

This course examines the world landscapes as well as associated cultural and historical phenomena. Contemporary theories in the earth sciences such as geological time, plate tectonics, processes of erosion, and factors affecting climate are explored. The course is intended for students who wish to know more about how the physical, cultural and historical elements of the world landscape combine to make each designated region interesting and unique.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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GEO500345.0Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

GEO5003 Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

This course is an introduction to the study of fossils - paleontology. It examines the evolution of life on earth, how fossils are preserved, the identification of fossils and the Geological Time Scale.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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HLT013945.0Introduction to Complementary TherapiesIntroduction to Complementary Therapies

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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MGT234645.0Introduction to E-Business

MGT2346 Introduction to E-Business

Students are provided with tools, skills, an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. Emphasis is on that part of the Internet known as the World Wide Web (WWW), where such tools as browsers are used. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, students develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce, such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies and legal liabilities.

Pre-requisites: BUS2301

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSI000242.0Canadian Politics

PSI0002 Canadian Politics

This course will provide an overview of Canadian politics covering the structure of Canadian government, the practice of politics and a background of major political issues.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY000145.0Co-Dependency as an Addiction

PSY0001 Co-Dependency as an Addiction

This course provides an overview of how individuals can become addicted to others and relationships. It examines the personalities of abusers and those who are abused. How individuals with complimentary personality disorders unite and form bonds is examined. Object Relations Theory and how women and men are unconsciously drawn to abusive partners because of personality disorders caused by childhood abuse or neglect are the focal point of this course. Students learn how individuals with co-dependent personalities can become capable of breaking free from the cycle many get caught in.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY000245.0Domestic and Workplace Violence

PSY0002 Domestic and Workplace Violence

This course examines workplace, school yard and family violence. Strategies for dealing with this violence will be explored. Conflict resolution strategies will be developed which can be applied to the workplace, school or home environment. Issues such as how and why co-dependency exists as well as the battered wife syndrome and abusive males will be addressed. Students will also examine why confrontation can escalate into violence in the workplace and why bullying exists in schools.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY000745.0Cults and Terrorism

PSY0007 Cults and Terrorism

This course focuses on conformity issues surrounding religious fundamentalism, sects, cults, and terrorist groups. The reasons why people join and why they may have a difficult time leaving, are examined. Society's contributions to supporting cultic groups are explored. Strategies for protecting individuals and vulnerable populations from cultic and terrorist activity are developed.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY001045.0Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

PSY0010 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning are examined.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY001145.0Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

PSY0011 Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

This course further explores issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds, and compares and explains psychological models as they relate to criminology.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY001442.0Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving

PSY0014 Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving

This subject examines selected knowledge about human behaviour and the use of this knowledge to the individual. Students learn how to better understand themselves and others, and to use psychological theory, and research to manage their own lives and their own problems more effectively.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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PSY001545.0Social Psychology

PSY0015 Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations. Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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SSC004842.0Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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SSC501242.0Racism and Discrimination

SSC5012 Racism and Discrimination

This course targets racism and discrimination that are observed in the Canadian multiculturalism context. Students are able to identify types of discriminations and racisms based on our cultural values and find the connection between discrimination and the society. Students also analyze sociological factors, such as the media that could cause biases and prejudice. The objective of this course is to enhance the sensitivity and intolerance of mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and to consider how to handle these issues as occupational professionals and individuals in this pluralistic society.

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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Level: 05
ENL202830.0Research Writing SkillsResearch Writing Skills

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM003328.0Field Integration Seminar IIIField Integration Seminar III

This course is part of a complete program of study, individual course registration is not available.

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FAM106230.0Substance AbuseSubstance Abuse

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FAM108145.0Therapeutic Group FacilitationTherapeutic Group Facilitation

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FAM1257336.0Field Practice IIIField Practice III

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FAM127045.0Advanced Child and Youth Care InterventionsAdvanced Child and Youth Care Interventions

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FAM001430.0Independent Research ProjectIndependent Research Project

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FAM0042336.0Field Practice IVField Practice IV

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FAM004326.0Field Integration Seminar IVField Integration Seminar IV

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FAM108942.0Professional Issues and DevelopmentProfessional Issues and Development

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FAM109642.0Family InterventionsFamily Interventions

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FAM110030.0Outdoor Activities IIOutdoor Activities II

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ENL1813S Communications I

Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.

FAM1054 Introduction to Child and Youth Care

Children, youth, families, and communities may require support from child and youth care practitioners in order to lead healthy lives. Students develop an understanding of the history of the child and youth care profession, roles and responsibilities of child and youth care practitioners, strengths and needs of clients, and communities, professional conduct and personal self-awareness for becoming an effective child and youth care practitioner.

FAM1258 Technology Tools for Child and Youth Care Practitioners

With the increasing application of technology in our day-to-day lives, child and youth care practitioners are required to utilize and be aware of the impact of this technology on their clients. Students experience hands-on learning in where they explore the issues that technology brings to the child and youth care field. Students gain the skills to work with technology and use it as a tool for being a successful college student and child and youth care practitioner.

FAM1702 Children and Youth in Society

Children and youth play a valuable role in Canadian society. Students develop an understanding of societal institutions and view young people within a sociological framework. An opportunity for students to learn the social, economic, cultural and individual factors that influence young people in Canadian society is provided.

ENL1902F Professional Communication for Child and Youth Care Practitioners

Writing legally appropriate documents, advocating for clients and communicating professionally are critical aspects of the role of the child and youth worker. Students write letters of advocacy and use case studies to write and evaluate field-specific reports. As well, they use music, movies, books and other tools to promote discussion of sensitive issues and to help clients come to an understanding of themselves and others.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

FAM0013 Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a distinct phase of development and one in which young people experience rapid growth. Physical, cognitive, social, and moral development of adolescents is explored in the contexts of family, peers, school, work and the media. Students begin to identify pertinent issues affecting adolescent development from a child and youth care practice perspective.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

FAM1255 Field Preparation Seminar II: Community Service-Learning

Building on previous field preparation work, students acquire a deeper awareness of the role of the child and youth care practitioner within a wide variety of settings. Students further develop necessary skills in client engagement, therapeutic activities, advocacy and teamwork. Through a practical project that links students with a community agency, students plan and implement a program that benefits the agency with which they partner.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

FAM1259 Diversity in Canadian Society

In a rapidly shrinking world, understanding diversity is becoming increasingly important. Students explore concepts of diversity and inclusion as related to culture, race, religion and social class at the personal and societal levels. Students develop an appreciation of historical and current groups immigrating to Canada's rich cultural mosaic, as well as their own ethnocentricity. Students develop the knowledge and attitudes to succeed within today's global society.

Pre-requisites: ENL1813S AND FAM1058

FAM1271 Sexual Health and Development

Sexuality is an integral part of the lives of child and youth care practitioners and the clients and families they serve. Students review information related to the social, emotional and physiological aspects of human sexuality which affect children and youth. Students explore their values and attitudes about sexuality and practise becoming comfortable discussing this important subject. Students learn to identify issues and engage clients in healthy and positive discussions about sexuality.

ART0008 Art History and Theory

This course is designed to familiarize students with early historical foundations to present day exemplars of art making. World art with an emphasis on Western art history (from renaissance to today) and minor focus on international art (Canadian, Contemporary, Asian, First Nations, Islamic, etc.) is covered. Students will be expected to complete required readings, write an essay and final examination.

COR1737 Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

DAT0113 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions. This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. It examines the impact of digital media that empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

ENL0009 Introduction to Children's Literature

This subject will explore and evaluate the fiction, poetry and non-fiction genres of children's literature with their historical contexts as they apply.

ENL0010 Science Fiction

Science Fiction shows you other worlds; it describes possible future societies and the problems lurking ahead. It also shows how human beings can and do create these future worlds - that our future is in our hands. Science fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity.

ENL1798 Contemporary Canadian Issues

A critical understanding of contemporary Canadian issues is essential to being an active member in our democratic society. Students explore a variety of topics and analyze their ethical implications and relevance to Canadian life. Discussions and debates, as well as related interactive activities, offer opportunities to consider recent controversies from different perspectives. Use of a variety of media (e.g. newspapers, articles and electronic resources) allows for in-depth reflection on the history of current social and political issues.

ENV0002 Environmental Citizenship

Based on the general principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities. Focus is on both conservation and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as on the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Being an environmentally-aware citizen involves personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Students are encouraged to adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.

FAM1003 Psychology of Learning

To be successful, individuals need to understand how they acquire new knowledge/skills and how environmental factors impact this process. By examining a variety of theories from both historical and current perspectives, students develop an understanding of how an individual's learning is influenced by developmental, psychological and social elements. Students use real life situations to identify how these theories can be used to support learning and development within continuously changing environments.

GED7105 Professionalism and Ethics

Professionalism and ethics are the foundation for those preparing for leadership roles in the workplace, community and educational settings. By exploring the different facets of leadership theory and ethical dilemmas, students develop decision making, judgment, and personal value positions that form the basis for the examination of professional conduct and personal accountability.

GEO0002 Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

This introductory course examines the science known as geology, the study of the earth. The course begins with the formation of the universe, the solar system, earth and its moon and the planets. Subsequent topics include the history of the earth, describing how oceans and continents were formed, plate tectonics, the movements of the continents, rock types and their formation.

GEO0003 Geography and Tourism

This course examines the world landscapes as well as associated cultural and historical phenomena. Contemporary theories in the earth sciences such as geological time, plate tectonics, processes of erosion, and factors affecting climate are explored. The course is intended for students who wish to know more about how the physical, cultural and historical elements of the world landscape combine to make each designated region interesting and unique.

GEO5003 Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

This course is an introduction to the study of fossils - paleontology. It examines the evolution of life on earth, how fossils are preserved, the identification of fossils and the Geological Time Scale.

MGT2346 Introduction to E-Business

Students are provided with tools, skills, an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. Emphasis is on that part of the Internet known as the World Wide Web (WWW), where such tools as browsers are used. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, students develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce, such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies and legal liabilities.

Pre-requisites: BUS2301

PSI0002 Canadian Politics

This course will provide an overview of Canadian politics covering the structure of Canadian government, the practice of politics and a background of major political issues.

PSY0001 Co-Dependency as an Addiction

This course provides an overview of how individuals can become addicted to others and relationships. It examines the personalities of abusers and those who are abused. How individuals with complimentary personality disorders unite and form bonds is examined. Object Relations Theory and how women and men are unconsciously drawn to abusive partners because of personality disorders caused by childhood abuse or neglect are the focal point of this course. Students learn how individuals with co-dependent personalities can become capable of breaking free from the cycle many get caught in.

PSY0002 Domestic and Workplace Violence

This course examines workplace, school yard and family violence. Strategies for dealing with this violence will be explored. Conflict resolution strategies will be developed which can be applied to the workplace, school or home environment. Issues such as how and why co-dependency exists as well as the battered wife syndrome and abusive males will be addressed. Students will also examine why confrontation can escalate into violence in the workplace and why bullying exists in schools.

PSY0007 Cults and Terrorism

This course focuses on conformity issues surrounding religious fundamentalism, sects, cults, and terrorist groups. The reasons why people join and why they may have a difficult time leaving, are examined. Society's contributions to supporting cultic groups are explored. Strategies for protecting individuals and vulnerable populations from cultic and terrorist activity are developed.

PSY0010 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning are examined.

PSY0011 Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

This course further explores issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds, and compares and explains psychological models as they relate to criminology.

PSY0014 Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving

This subject examines selected knowledge about human behaviour and the use of this knowledge to the individual. Students learn how to better understand themselves and others, and to use psychological theory, and research to manage their own lives and their own problems more effectively.

PSY0015 Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations. Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

SSC5012 Racism and Discrimination

This course targets racism and discrimination that are observed in the Canadian multiculturalism context. Students are able to identify types of discriminations and racisms based on our cultural values and find the connection between discrimination and the society. Students also analyze sociological factors, such as the media that could cause biases and prejudice. The objective of this course is to enhance the sensitivity and intolerance of mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and to consider how to handle these issues as occupational professionals and individuals in this pluralistic society.