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Education Assistant

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Education Assistant

Program Description

This program is approved by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

This diploma program focuses on preparing you for a career as an Education Assistant. This program will provide you with a solid theoretical and practical foundation enabling you to assist students who have been identified as having exceptional educational needs and/or having developmental disabilities. As a team member you will provide behavioral support, learning support, personal care and facilitate inclusion, communication and social interaction.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares graduates to work as an Education Assistant for school districts in elementary, middle, and high schools, in before and after school programs, preschools, in life skills training programs as after school tutors, home support and respite care assistants, and as assistants in recreation programs for children and adolescents with special needs.

Admissions Requirements

  • 1. High School Graduation or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program)
  • 2. Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements:
  • I. Minimum Grade 12 English (Domestic Students)
  • II. for English as second language students; Overall IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
  • III. Pass the College’s English admissions test
Additional Requirements for Practicum Placement
  • Clear Criminal record check
  • Proof of immunization (form provided by the college)

Course Breakdown

Course No. Course Name Prerequisite Hours

001

Role of an Education Assistant

NA

50

002

Inclusive Education

EA001

50

003

Child Development

EA002

90

004

Argumentative and Alternative Communication

EA002

60

005

Practicum 1

60

006

Professional Communication for an EA

EA001

50

007

Students with Behavioral differences

EA003

60

008

Autism Spectrum Disorder

NA

60

009

Applied Behavior Analysis

EA007

50

010

Exceptional Learners

EA003

60

011

Supporting Communication &Language Development

EA003

50

012

Supporting Personal Care

EA002

75

013

FASD

EA003

30

014

Practicum 2

120

POPARD/NVCI/CPR/FIRST AID/WHIMS

50

TOTAL

915

Program Duration

Total Program Hours 915
Work experience hours 180
Total Program Weeks 36

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