College of the Rockies

Child, Youth and Family Studies - Diploma (2018/19)

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Tuition for this program varies. Cost depends on which first year program is completed: Early Childhood Education, Education Assistant or Human Service Worker certificate.

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*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Additional Program Info

Program Overview

The CYFS Diploma is designed for students who wish to extend their knowledge and skills outside of their certificate designation. Once in the workforce, certificate graduates may find they need to enhance their knowledge and skills by exploring peripheral needs which impact the clients they work with. Others find themselves looking to expand their responsibilities and options within a broader field. Within the field of child, youth, and family studies, employment opportunities and remuneration are frequently enhanced by having a diploma. In addition to career advancement and professional development, there are many course options in the diploma which transfer to degree programs.

This diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete all of the following:

  1.  An acceptable certificate in a related field of study with a minimum of one 180 hour practicum suitability of certificates are determined by the Registrar’s Office
  2.  The prescribed diploma curriculum of six (6) courses
  3.  A minimum of 60 credits completed, including at least fifteen (15) 200 level credits

It is recommended that students talk to an Education Advisor to develop a course plan for this program.

Admission Requirements

Completion of, or enrollment in, a certificate program in Early Childhood Educator, Education Assistant, or Human Service Worker.

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes

Child, Youth and Family Studies Diploma:

Students complete six courses.

Three courses are to be selected from the following options:

Course Credits Hours Semester Offered
HSWR 211 Conflict Resolution 3 45   Fall  
HSWR 212  Crisis Intervention 3 45   Fall  
HSWR 213  Child and Youth Mental Health 3 45   Winter  
HSWR 214  Introduction to Addictions 3 45   Spring  
HSWR 215  Issues in Adolescence 3 45   Winter 

Three courses are to be selected from the following options:

Course Credits Hours Semester Offered
CRIM 131  Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 3 45   Winter 
CYFS 201  Independent Study 3 45   Winter  
ECED 149  Studies in Diversity 3 45   Spring  
ENGL 100  English Composition 3 45   Fall  
FNST 203  Aboriginal Ways of Knowing 3 45   Fall  
FNST 205  Indigenizing Practice 3 45   Winter  
MGMT 216  Organizational Behaviour 3 45   Winter  
SOCI 240  Aboriginal Family Support Studies 3 45   Fall  
Any course(s) from the required list above - - -


Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.


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