Child and Youth Services


-Grade 12 or equivalent
- Mature student status (18 years of age or older) and a passing score on the entrance examination

Benefits of this program

- Prepares you for valuable industry certifications
- Market-driven programs
- Growing demand for professionals in this area

Employment Opportunities

- Aboriginal Agencies
- Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities
- Community Mental Health Centre
- Correctional Facilities
- Family Social Service Agencies
- Group Homes
- School Programs

If you are driven to make a difference in society, you can start a new career helping at-risk youth thrive. Get all of the skills and knowledge you need to enter this challenging and rewarding field in the Child and Youth Services Worker diploma program at GTA Academy.

In this unique program, delivered through a combination of online discussions and in-class assignments, you’ll learn from experienced instructors and interact with fellow students. Through this flexible blend of virtual and on-campus learning, you’ll gain a solid understanding of poverty, mental health, addiction, psychology, ethics, and other fundamental topics.

Divided into two main parts, the program first focuses on community services worker issues, then moves on to child and youth services. Once you complete this relevant and focused training, you’ll have the qualifications to confidently work under the supervision of professional counsellors to address a range of youth issues.

The Child and Youth Services Worker program provides a learning experience that will enable you to get all the benefits of learning in class while also saving time. By not having to commute to campus as often, you’ll be able to better-plan study time around your schedule.

The Child and Youth Services Worker program is licensed by the Private Career College Branch of Alberta Advanced Education.



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