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Educational Assistant Diploma

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College

www.lethbridgecollege.ca
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.
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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • 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.

Academic Requirements: Applicants applying to the Educational Assistant diploma are required to have successfully completed a one-year Educational Assistant certificate or equivalent from a recognized college.

Practicum Experience Requirements: This program has a required Practice-Based Experience (PBE) component. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the PBE. Students must meet and maintain certain requirements to participate in the PBE setting as determined by programs, practice agencies and/or legislated by government bodies. These may include health (e.g. immunizations, screening tests, etc.), privacy and security (e.g. Police Information Check, IR Check, etc.), and OH&S requirements (e.g. CPR certification, Fire Safety, WHMIS, etc.).

Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) coverage – PBE placement agencies and employers usually require WCB coverage on behalf of the student. Students enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Alberta are deemed to be employees of the Province of Alberta and, as such, provided WCB coverage. In certain instances for students outside of Alberta, WCB coverage may not be provided (e.g. non-Alberta residents taking a course solely through distance learning with a PBE placement outside of Alberta). These students are advised to contact the program prior to application.

PBE sites will include Lethbridge and may include surrounding rural communities. Students may complete a PBE in their own communities or nearby areas if possible to arrange. PBE’s may include day, evening, and/or weekend schedules. Students will be expected to travel to assigned sites and will be responsible for arranging travel and any associated costs.

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

All courses are available online only.


Application Deadline

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


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 June 22, 2020. 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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