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Educational Assistant General

Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic

nwpolytech.ca
The Educational Assistant program will enable graduates to work in educational settings under the supervision and direction of a teacher, providing support to students who require assistance in developmental, behavioural, and/or learning tasks. Graduates of the Educational Assistant program will be prepared to work with children in the school system from K-12, in both resource rooms and regular classrooms. Graduates will also be employable in a wide range of out-of-school settings such as early intervention, day care, Head Start, or as private educational supports. Course work will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to work effectively with children and teachers in diverse educational settings. Students will learn about human development, speech and language support, remedial math and reading, behavioural management, exceptionalities, interpersonal communication, and the roles and responsibilities of a paraprofessional in an educational setting. Practicum is an integral part of this Certificate program and assures that students have the opportunity to apply theory to practice. Practicum in a community outside of Grande Prairie may be available and will be considered on an individual basis.
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Office of the Registrar
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

To be accepted into this program, applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or receive special permission from the Department Chairperson) and have a high school diploma with 60% in English 30-2 or 50% in English 30-1.

Students must present a Standard First Aid Certificate and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (Basic Rescuer) prior to practicum. A Police Information check will be required from the RCMP prior to the first practicum as agencies require this of individuals who work in their organizations. Information about obtaining Police Information Checks will be provided to students after they have been admitted. For students' own personal health, they may wish to ensure that their immunizations are current.

Mature Student Admission

If applicants are without a high school diploma in English 30-1 or 30-2, they must arrange with Student Services for pre-admission assessment

 


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.

  • Tuition $5,217.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,987.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,000.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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 July 31, 2022. 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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