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Educational Assistant Diploma
Established in 1968, Portage College serves over 1,000 full-time students each year. The corporate centre is located in Lac La Biche, with regional service centres in Cold Lake and St. Paul, and community campuses in Frog Lake, Saddle Lake, and Boyle.
Portage offers more than 50 certificate and diploma programs in areas such as academic upgrading and job readiness, business, forestry and natural resources, general studies, health and wellness, human services, Native cultural arts, trades and technical, and university studies. In addition, many courses transfer to other colleges and universities.
Portage College provides small class sizes to allow more time with instructors. The Learning Assistance Centre offers educational support to help students achieve academic success. The Lac La Biche campus includes a student residence, full service cafeteria, family housing, and a student activity centre. The College is a strong competitor in ice hockey, and offers recreational facilities for students, as well.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Boyle, Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Goodfish Lake, Saddle Lake, St. Paul
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Only
Program Description: The Educational Assistant Diploma Program enables the student to enhance their knowledge and skills in children's programming with a focus on in-depth study of school-age (ECS to Grade 12) educational programs. Building on the foundations of the EA Certificate, learning in this program will: explore the historical and philosophical influences on current best practices in school-age educational programming; examine the sociology of the Canadian family; develop specialized practice in supporting programming for children with exceptionalities and developmental disabilities; expand understanding and strategies in the areas of mathematics and language learning; strengthen insights and approaches for working effectively as a contributing team member in planning and supporting school-age learning. This program offers a combination of theoretical instruction along with practical experience in an educational setting. Entrance Requirements: Successful completion of Educational Assistant Certificate from Portage College or another provincial college, college transcripts, Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Prior Involvement Check. Mature students who lack the required academic background may be granted admission based on mature status. Applications may be required to do an interview with the Program Coordinator and it may be necessary to complete admission testing to assess academic abilities. For software requirements, please refer to the following link. http://moodle.portagecollege.ca/file.php/1/MinimumRequirements-Moodle/Technical_requirements.htm
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Updated October 22, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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