Education Assistant


    This program has been reviewed and approved by The Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training BC, Canada

    This diploma program focuses on preparing graduates for a career as an Education Assistant. This program provides graduates with a solid theoretical and practical skillbased foundation enabling them 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 assistance, personal care while facilitating inclusion, open communication and social interaction.


    Program Length*

    Full Time

    • 31 weeks (Including Practicum length)
    • 25 Hours per Week

    Work Experience

    • Total 6 weeks
    • 160 hours

    Delivery Method

    • Blended Delivery: the program delivery is a combination of on-site and distance delivery.

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduate or equivalent or
    • Mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
    • Meet the College’s English proficiency requirements
    • 2 reference letters
    • Criminal Record Check
    • Immunization Report

    Credential Upon Graduation

    • Education Assistant Diploma

    *Program Length does not include breaks and holiday breaks


    • Education Assistant
    • Student Support
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Paraeducator Educator
    • Student Monitor
    • Special Education Assistant

    Assistants in BC

    • Education Assistant teachers work with students who face various learning disabilities. They help them transition into regular classes and routines by helping them improve functionality.
    • The industry is expected to have 5,110 additional job openings by 2028.

    Source: BC Labour Market Outlook

    British Columbia
    Labour Market

    • In all, B.C. is forecast to have 903,000 job openings between 2018 and 2028.
    • 77% of future jobs will require some form of post-secondary education or training.

    Source: B.C.’s labour market outlook: 2018


    ACAP 100 Academics Prep EDUA 190 Communication & Language Development
    COMM 100 Interpersonal Communication EDUA 200 Exceptional Learners
    EDUA 110 Foundations of Educational Support EDUA 210 Supporting Personal Care
    EDUA 120 Inclusion EDUA 220 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
    EDUA 130 Child & Adolescent Development EDUA 230 Provincial Outreach for Autism & Related Disorders
    EDUA 140 Child & Adolescent Psychology EDAP 100 Work Experience I (Practicum)
    EDUA 150 Universal Design of Learning EDAP 200 Work Experience II (Practicum)
    EDUA 160 Assistive Technologies SAFE 100 Workplace Safety & First Aid
    EDUA 170 Autism Spectrum Disorder CARS 100 Career Planning
    EDUA 180 Fostering Positive Behavior

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