Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 25**
**A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the above certificate to 26 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Upon successful completion of the Child and Youth Care Practitioner certificate, students will be able to:
effectively express opinions and facts through both oral and written communication;
demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to work with at-risk children and adolescents; and
exhibit preparedness to work in an entry-level position at a variety of child and youth care agencies.