Do you want a profession where you can work with children in the Education Sector? Pursue a career as an Education Assistant by enrolling in this 1-year certificate program. As an Education Assistant, you will positively impact children on a daily basis in their educational development.
As an Education Assistant, you will work to provide assistance to children with disabilities in public or private school settings.
What you will learn
The program is designed for practicing support workers and those who choose to become practitioners. It enhances competence in:
- Human diversity
- Learning and support strategies
- Health and wellness
- Community and relationships
- Professional practice and accountability
Education Assistant Certificate Courses
With an Education Assistant Certificate, you will be prepared to work as a classroom education assistant, providing assistance to children with disabilities in school settings. The program is designed for practicing Education Assistants and those who choose to become Education Assistants. It enhances competence in inclusion; supporting literacy; human diversity; learning and support strategies; communication; school, community and relationships; as well as professional practice and accountability.
One of the following:
One of the Following
||Introduction to Disabilities
One 3 credit elective chosen from University Transfer or CASS 189
Locations & Dates
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.
- English 12 (of at least “C”), or equivalent
- Applicants must complete the supplementary Education Assistant Application
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.
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
A program with a limited number of seats per intake and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.
- Commitment of an average of ten hours per week per course.
- MS Office and email skills, high speed internet.
- Students are required to find their own practicum placements, subject to faculty approval and availability.
- Students wishing to register in CASS 105, or 195 must have an approved Criminal Records Check on file at CNC prior to registration. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.
NOTE: All costs associated with equipment, software, certifications and documentation are the student’s responsibility.
If there is room in the program, you will be accepted once you have met all admission requirements. This is called “first qualified, first accepted.” If you qualify after the program is full, you will be put on a waitlist.
Invest in your future
The estimated cost for this program is $345 - $355 per course.
These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus. Check the fee schedule for more details.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.