Admission Requirements

High school diploma with at least:
  • 65% in English 30-1 or 80% in English 30-2.

Field Placement Requirements

  • A criminal record check (with a vulnerable sector check) is required and you are responsible for requesting one through the RCMP in your hometown. The cost may vary. Based on the information received, students may be denied entrance into the program.
  • Applicants must be in good health. Each applicant needs to be highly motivated, emotionally mature and stable. A high degree of tolerance and respect for the rights of others is required. 
  • You may be required to possess a current First Aid in Childcare Certificate and may also require an Intervention Record Check (IRC).
  • In the second year of the program, you must be prepared to relocate to larger centres for your third and fourth field placements.
  • Due to limited enrolment, admission may also be based upon academic standing.
If you didn’t graduate from an Alberta high school, please refer to the English provincial subject equivalencies.  

For those who have graduated from the province of Quebec and obtained a Secondary School Diploma (DES), completion of “Language of Instruction from Secondary V” is required.

 If you don’t meet the admission requirements, please refer to admissions testing.

For further information call 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8579 or in Vermilion 780 853 8579.

Graduation Requirements

When you successfully complete the requirements listed, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, you will be awarded a Diploma in Child and Youth Care.