Education Assistant – Certificate

By , May 5, 2014

The Education Assistant program provides theory, develops compe­tency in required skills, and promotes professional development towards the training and preparation of an Education Assistant to enhance the child’s involvement in the educational environment.

Education Assistants may be employed to provide support to children with varying levels of special needs or they may provide general support to classroom teachers in the delivery of educational programs to a number of children or the entire class.

Northern Lights College offers a one-year Certificate or two-year Diploma program. This program may be completed on a part- or full-time basis. Students may complete the program within their own community through online delivery. Face-to-face offerings are available within the NLC region (contingent on student enrollment or special project offering).

Career Prospects: Qualified Education Assistants are employed in public, private and independent schools around the province as a Special Needs Support Worker, Personal Care Attendant, and Playground and/or School Supervision Monitor.

Admission Prerequisites

CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE

  • Provide British Columbia secondary school transcripts indicating successful completion of Grade 11, and Grade 12 English or First Peoples 12, with a C or higher.
  • Consult your High School Dual Credit Coordinator or Counsellor to determine any additional prerequisites for individual courses.

CONFIRMED ACCEPTANCE

To gain final acceptance into the program, applicants must:

  • Provide a comprehensive letter stating background, interest, and goals in taking the Education Assistant program.
  • Provide two current letters of reference, one personal and one from a recent employer (must be written and dated within the last year), attesting to personal suitability for working with young children.
  • Provide a current certificate of good health from a physician (form included in application package on website).

Where is the program offered?

Online (starts September)


For more information on Education Assistant Certificate at Northern Lights College, go to the NLC website. 

 

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