Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 24*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.
The Child and Youth Care Practitioner certificate program emphasizes the knowledge and necessary skills to promote the well-being of all children and adolescents. The focus of this program is working with vulnerable/at-risk populations within the context of family and community settings.
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.