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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Child and Youth Care

Help young people overcome life's toughest challenges.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Preparation for Application

Prospective students are advised to speak to employers in group homes, mental health settings, and the education system. Volunteer and/or part-time employment with children and youth is highly encouraged.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Sheridan field practicum agencies may require a police record check for criminal offences, a vulnerable sector check and/or a current acceptable record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field practicum prior to the start of the practicum and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field practicum opportunities. Please refer to the immunization information on our website, or come in to one of the campus health centres.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.