Practicums provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in specific child and youth care settings. Practicums are a vital part of the Child and Youth Care program. The CYC program at 鶹ýAV has over 150 connections with organizations and programs throughout the Metro Vancouver area, and beyond.

Benefits of practicums include:

  • connect classroom learning with hands-on experience
  • gain real-world skills
  • try out different settings and specialties
  • meeting professionals in your industry
  • potential job opportunities post graduation

Where do I take my practicums?

Placements are selected based on your interests and learning needs, subject to available sites. Examples of types of placements include:

  • schools
  • group homes
  • transition houses
  • community centres
  • programs for street-involved youth
  • government offices
  • addictions services

Check out our CYC Practicum Profile Information Booklet

How long are practicums?

Diploma program:

  • Practicum CYCC 1240 and CYCC 2440, 150 hours each
  • full-time over a 5 week period during the winter term of year 1 and year 2
  • part-time students 12 - 15 hours a week over the course of term

Degree program:

  • CYCC 4410 / CYCC 4411 Advance Practice in CYC, 400 hours total 
  • Done over two consecutive terms prior degree completion
  • Approximately 2 days per week over an 8 month period 

Resources for CYC Practicum Supervisors

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