Education Assistant program
Program Duration: 1000 hours = 50 weeks (Based on a full-time program of 20 hours per week; average 4 week courses)
Brief Program Description
There is increasing demand for Education Assistants (EAs) in the province of BC, and they are employed by every school district throughout the province. SELC Career College prepares students to work as EAs in a school setting where they will be supporting the development of individual students, participating in school-based team meetings, and helping design and implement Individualized Education Plans. The program includes both theoretical studies, observation and practical applications. More specifically, EAs assist school teachers and other staff as they work with students who may require additional support for academic, behavioral, and social emotional needs. For example, students who are facing various learning challenges: cognitive barriers, physical/mobility issues, severe/complex mental health conditions, and autism-related disorders.