With an Education Assistant Certificate, you’ll be prepared to work as a teacher’s aide or education assistant, providing assistance to children with disabilities in school settings.
The program is designed for practicing support workers and those who choose to become practitioners. It enhances competence in:
CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.
Our Education Assistant Certificate is offered online via our Prince George instructors. CNC’s flexible format makes the EA training accessible for all students, regardless of where they live or what their schedule is.
While course modules are offered online through Moodle, instructors are also available for help through several communication methods, from phone, to email, to Skype, as well as face-to-face for students in Prince George.
All applicants must provide a transcript or other official proof that they have completed English 12 (with a final grade of at least “C”), or equivalent.
Students have 10 years from the time of first registration to complete all of the course and practicum requirements for the Community Support Worker (CSW) Certificate and/or the Education Assistant (EA) Certificate.This policy applies to CNC courses and to all courses transferred from other post-secondary institutions for credit at CNC. Courses more than 10 years old may be considered for unassigned credit. Students should contact the Dean to discuss this option. (Please note that professional certification or accreditation bodies and receiving institutions may have different criteria.) For the complete policy, see Ten Year Timeline for Program Completion Policy #E-1.37 available on the CNC Policy web page.
New students are admitted to the program in one of three ways:
For students employed as para- professionals providing support services to persons with developmental disabilities.
For students volunteering service to people with developmental disabilities.
For those who do not yet qualify for full admission into the program. Special Admission students can register for one semester in CASS 110, CASS 120 and/or CASS 130.
English 12 or equivalent: If you don’t have English 12 or equivalent with a minimum “C” grade, you must write an English test at CNC. It’s your responsibility to contact CNC’s Centre for Student Success (1-800-371-8111, ext. 5837) and arrange to write this test. If your results don’t meet the required level, you must upgrade before admission to the program.
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities board.