Education Assistant Diploma

EDUCATION ASSISTANT DIPLOMA

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Are you looking for a rewarding career in the field of education? Education Assistants work collaboratively with teachers and other professionals to support students with exceptional learning needs. Consider becoming part of an educational team who are committed to creating inclusive learning experiences. A team whose goal is for students with physical, health, social/emotional, sensory and/or learning challenges to be the best they can be! Give yourself the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students.

Our EA program will give you the knowledge and skills for employment in public and private schools, child care centres, and community drop in centres.

▶ Full-time program – runs Monday through Friday, 9:00-3:30 pm for five months
▶ Part-time program – runs 2 evenings per week plus most Saturdays for one year

Note: The practicum will take place Mon-Fri during the day for both part time and full time programs.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Current and planned program intakes:

  1. NEW WESTMINSTER PART-TIME
    ◆ Schedule: 2019-Sep-10 to 2020-Jun-20 – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm + most Saturdays
    ◆ Location: Fraser River Middle School, 800 Queens Avenue, New Westminster
    ◆ Cost: $4800.00
    Applications are now closed.
     
  2. VANCOUVER FULL-TIME
    ◆ Schedule: 2019-Jul-08 to 2019-Nov-22 – Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
    ◆ Location: Garibaldi Annex School, 1025 Slocan Street, Vancouver
    ◆ Cost: $4800.00
    Applications are now closed.
     
  3. BURNABY FULL-TIME
    ◆ Schedule: 2019-Jul-08 to 2019-Nov-22 – Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
    ◆ Location: Burnaby South Secondary School, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby
    ◆ Cost: $4800.00
    Applications are now closed.
     
  4. WE ARE PLANNING FUTURE INTAKES for both part-time and full-time programs in various locations
    ◆ Due to high demand for the Education Assistant Diploma program, we are planning to offer more part-time and full-time intakes. Add yourself to our email notification list to receive announcements when a new free information session is scheduled, when a new program intake is announced, or when a new opportunity to submit applications becomes available.

APPLICATION PROCESS – Read the application requirements below carefully and submit the application form, supporting documents, and application fee as one complete package. All applications will be reviewed, qualified applicants will be short-listed for an interview, and successful applicants will be invited to register. Previously unsuccessful applicants who are able to complete all outstanding requirements are welcome to reapply with a new enhanced application package.

  • Complete and submit the Application Form
  • Applicants must have experience working or volunteering with school-aged students (indicate the number of hours accumulated and if any of your experience relates to working with special needs students. Minimum 60 hours is recommended)
  • Provide 2 professional written references (ideally related to your experience working with school-aged students)
  • Minimum education level is graduation from Grade 12 or equivalent in any country; submit proof of highest education level achieved. Copies of transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are not necessary.
  • Submit resume
  • Submit a hand-written bio: describe how your background and experience make you are a good fit for this career
  • Submit proof of English language proficiency equivalent to Grade 12 English
  • Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee; the procedure regarding fee payment is detailed on the application form

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of all courses and practicums
  • Minimum 70% final mark for assignments and tests

FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

Qualified Education Assistants are currently in high demand in school districts throughout British Columbia. Our graduates are qualified to work in public and private schools, childcare centers and community drop in centres.


PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Our Education Assistant program includes classroom theory, clinical instruction as well as supervised practicums in a school setting.

Courses:
Foundations of History and Issues in Special Education
Child and Adolescent Development
Supporting Students with Atypical Development
Supporting Students with Communication
Positive Behaviour Interventions (Understanding Behaviour)
Augmented Communication Application Skills
Working Effectively in Schools
Evidence Based Teaching Practices
Introduction to ABA/POPARD
Supporting Personal Health Care
Supporting Vulnerable Students
Managing Challenging Behaviour- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
First Aid

Registration by phone or in person
For this program, registration is restricted to students who have completed the application requirements and have been accepted into the program. Registration is only accepted in person at Burnaby CCE Office and Burnaby Central Secondary.

Register by phone
604-296-6901

Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
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Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Tue | Thu 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays.

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.