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Educational Assistant Certificate

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
Our innovative and very accessible Educational Assistant program will give you the skills you need to help students reach their full educational potential. If you enjoy working with children and adolescents and would like to help educators provide a healthy learning environment, this is the profession for you. You can begin studying for this rewarding career in schools and educational settings full-time and part-time through online learning. We give you a comprehensive, practical introduction to topics ranging from the role of the Educational Assistant, assisting with language arts/math, applied behavioural analysis and multiculturalism. Our diploma topics include how to work with speech and language problems, sensory impairments, behaviour disorders, and children with English as a second language. You'll also spend time in field placements, applying your skills and abilities in a real world environment. At the end of the program, you'll have a valuable combination of theory and hands-on experience preparing you to work in a wide range of educational settings. Become an Educational Assistant and experience the satisfaction of helping children with a range of exceptionalities overcome obstacles and achieve their full learning potential.

Recruitment Services
3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Only
Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Applicants are advised that they will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check and an Alberta Children’s Services Intervention Record Check (IR Check) before entering the field placement component of the program. The existence of a criminal record may affect the field placement, program completion and employment prospects. The consequences of a prior criminal record will be examined and discussed on an individual basis.

Students doing field placements may complete these in their own communities or nearby areas.

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Distance Delivery Options

This program is delivered online only.

Application Deadline

Students are accepted into the Educational Assistant certificate program for the Fall (September), Winter (January), or Spring (May) terms.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,114.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,080.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $904.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated August 03, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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