This diploma program leads 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.
Students also earn the following certificates in addition to the diploma:
Become an Education Assistant and earn upto $29/HR, 97% graduate employment rate. Guarantee practicums; Interview preparation; POPARD; NVCI; first-aid; WHMIS.
This program prepares graduates for careers as education assistants in elementary or high schools. The career titles may be:
Earn up to $28.00* per hour as an Education Assistant
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank
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 at a minimum 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.
30 Weeks (Full-Time), 43 Weeks (Part-Time)
|Course #||Title of Course/Work Experience Component||# of Hours|
|EA100||Interpersonal Communication and Teamwork||25|
|EA101||Introduction to Education Assistant||25|
|EA102||Fundamentals of Inclusive Education||40|
|EA103(1)||Child Growth and Development 1||40|
|EA103(2)||Child Growth and Development 2||35|
|EA 104||Assistive Technology in the Classroom||50|
|EA 105||Supporting Positive and Independent Behavior||50|
|EA 106||Austism Spectrum Disorders||50|
|EA 107||Applied Behavioral Analysis||25|
|EA 108||Teaching Language and Communication to Students with Disabilities||40|
|EA109||Understanding Exceptional Learners||50|
|EA110||Mental Health and Addiction Literacy – Children and Youth||50|
|EA111||Educating Children and Young People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders||25|
|EA 108||Supporting Personal Care||50|
|EA 113||Observation Assignment||30|
|EA 114||Career Preparation||20|
|1||Tuition Fee||$7360||Domestic Students|
|1||Tuition Fee||$10580||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.
Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.
Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.
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