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Diploma in Child and Youth Care in Indigenous Communities
The School has responded to the child and youth care needs of specific cultural groups through the development of community-based, culturally sensitive course work. Certain specific admission criteria apply to applicants in this program. The School recognizes the successful completion of the 30-unit program with a Diploma in Child and Youth Care. The Diploma ladders into the 60-unit degree program in CYC. Students wishing to complete the CYC degree following diploma completion must apply to the degree program. Students may follow one of two options to complete their diploma: Option One: 30 CYC required 100- and 200-level units and CYC 101, 130, 131, 132, 260 (x 2), CYC 365 OR Option Two: 30 CYCB units. NOTE: Option Two is only available through specific agreement with sponsoring communities.
Students pursuing their diploma through the first option must be recommended by the appropriate Indigenous community review body for admission. The course work will normally include:
1. May be delivered as a six day lab-based course with pre- and post-work (numbers permitting).
2. Must be taken twice in different topics.
Students following option two will follow those criteria specified in a Memorandum of Agreement with each Indigenous organization. This course work is available only through specific Indigenous community partnerships; courses with the prefix CYCB (see course listings) are not available to students outside of community partnerships, neither on campus nor via distance education.
Completion of the two years CYCB course work also allows the student to apply to the BC provincial government for certification and registration as an Early Childhood Educator, having met the requirements for Basic and Post-Basic Certificates in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in BC. For more information, please contact the Director of the School.
Students who have been recommended by the appropriate Indigenous community review body for admission to the Indigenous community-based diploma have the option to apply for restricted UVic admission (contact the School of Child and Youth Care for details). Such students must complete a UVic Application for Admission. Students wishing to be admitted to UVic under the regular admission procedures should refer to undergraduate admission requirements on this page.
Under the restricted admission procedure, students will be admitted to the Child and Youth Care Indigenous community-based course work only, and students wishing to pursue or to continue their studies in any other UVic programs must apply to reregister through UVic Undergraduate Admissions & Records.
Credit obtained from the Child and Youth Care Indigenous community-based course work may be transferable to a UVic degree program. Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Child and Youth Care at UVic must reapply to UVic Undergraduate Admissions and fulfill all normal admission and program requirements of the School of Child and Youth Care.
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