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Teacher Assistant Educational Assistant

Grande Prairie Regional College

Grande Prairie Regional College

Located in northwestern Alberta, Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) serves over 4,000 students at campuses in Grande Prairie and Fairview. Students at the Grande Prairie campus may choose from certificate or diploma options or begin degrees or professional programs in areas such as arts, commerce, education, physical education and science. Selected trades programs are also offered. The Fairview campus offers programs and courses in areas such as animal health technology, apprenticeship training, motorcycle repair, power engineering and pre-employment trades. Regional learning centres provide education in Hinton, Edson, Jasper and Grande Cache. Several collaborative degrees may be completed at the Grande Prairie campus. Students may complete degrees in nursing or education through the University of Alberta, complete degrees in computer information systems, commerce, management or science through Athabasca University or complete a degree in social work through the University of Calgary. The Grande Prairie campus is home to a 500-seat concert hall renowned for its architecture and performers. Music instruction is available for students of all ages. Athletic facilities serve competitive teams in basketball, cross-country running, curling, soccer and volleyball. The Grande Prairie campus also provides a library with access to over 76,000 print items and over five million items through consortia membership.

Satellite Campuses or Offices

Edson, Fairview, Grande Cache, Hinton, Jasper


Office of the Registrar
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V4C4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year(s)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

To apply to be accepted into this program, you need all of the following:
•    High School Diploma
•    English 30-2 (minimum of 60%) or English 30-1 (minimum of 50%)
•    to be 18 years of age or older (or receive special permission from the Department Chairperson)

Prior to your practicum, you must present the following:
•    Standard First Aid Certificate
•    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (Basic Rescuer)
•    Police Information Check from the RCMP (required by agencies)
 Information about obtaining Police Information Checks will be provided to you after you have been admitted. For your own personal health, you may wish to ensure that your immunizations are current.

Mature Student Admission
If you are without a High School Diploma in English 30-1 or 30-2, please arrange with Student Services for pre-admission assessment.

Part-Time Student Admission
You may enrol in up to three courses without admission to the program. You may apply for admission to the program if you have successfully completed three Educational Assistant courses, the first of which must be HS1130 English.

Earn While You Learn Plan 
This plan is for students currently employed as Educational Assistants (without certification). It allows you to begin working toward your certification while continuing to work in the field.

Course Offerings
Courses will vary from year to year and will be offered via part-time studies, evening and online courses, challenge exams and Prior Learning. Contact the department for more 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 26, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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