This diploma program leads the students to be members of an education team, supporting students with special and diverse learning needs from Kindergarten through Grade 12 in British Columbia schools. Education Assistants assist elementary and high school teachers as they work with students who may require additional support, such as those with intellectual challenges, special behavioral needs, and limited English.
This program prepares graduates for careers as education assistants in elementary or high schools. The career titles may be:
$23 – $27 per hour.
High School Diploma or equivalent and Mature Student Status (19 years of age) and proof of English Language Proficiency.
For English Language proficiency, domestic students are required to have completed Grade 10 English or successfully completed the College’s English language proficiency assessment.
International students will need to submit proof of English language proficiency by meeting one of the following requirements:
|1. ECE 01 Child Growth and Development 1||45|
|2. ECE 02 Child Growth and Development 2||45|
|3. EA 100 Understanding Exceptional Learners||50|
|4. EA 101 Applied Behavioral Analysis||50|
|5. EA 102 Fundamentals of Inclusive Education||40|
|6. EA 103 Assistive Technology in the Classroom||60|
|7. EA 014 Interpersonal Communication and Teamwork||40|
|8. EA 105 Autism Spectrum Disorders||80|
|9. EA 106 Teaching Language and Communication to Students with Disabilities||40|
|10. EA 107 Supporting Positive and Independent Behavior||60|
|11. EA 108 Supporting Personal Care||60|
|12. EA 109 Mental Health and Addiction Literacy – Children and Youth||60|
|13. EA 110 Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders||20|
|14. EA 111 Career Preparation||30|
|15. First Aid/CPR/WHMIS/NVCI||20|
|16. EA 112 Practicum||120|
|1||Tuition Fee||$8000||Domestic Students|
|1||Tuition Fee||$10000||International Students|
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.