This 447-hour program prepares students to work as Education Assistants in a school setting with an emphasis on working as part of a team. The Education Assistant works under the instructional supervision of classroom teachers and employment supervision of other School and District level staff. Duties include helping to implement the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that has been developed by the team for individual children with exceptionalities in the areas of: cognitive abilities, physical challenges, severe health issues, behavioural challenges, autism and related disorders.
This program includes both theoretical studies and practical applications in such areas as understanding school curriculum, and developing strong observation and related skills while working with children who have severe challenges. As well, it will encourage the imagination and creative ability of each student in the program.
Graduates of this program are well-prepared to facilitate and support the learning and independence of children who require extra assistance in meeting their educational goals.
BC secondary school graduation or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
A minimum grade of 60% in Computer Fundamentals or equivalent.
English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
Please note: Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna September 2016 intakes are full. Applications for the September 2017 intake will open on November 1, 2016.
Kelowna: January 2017 dual credit program will run Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lake Country.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 10/28/2016