Diploma in Education Assistant
Program Location: Surrey and Abbotsford
Program Type: Full-Time (32 Weeks) and Part-Time (48 Weeks)
There is an increasing demand for Education Assistants (EAs) and they are employed by every school district throughout the province. Oscar International College prepares students to work as EAs in a school setting and as part of a team. The program includes both theoretical studies, observation, and practical applications. EAs assist school teachers and other staff as they work with students who may require additional support for academic, ESL, behavioral, and special needs. Students also required to work on Individualized Education Plans for individual children who are facing various learning challenges: for example cognitive abilities, physical, severe health issues, and autism-related disorders. The program is offered in a classroom format, at Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford locations.
The Education Assistant program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
EA 100 Child Development (45 Hours)
EA 101 Learning and Supporting Strategies for Diverse Learners (50 Hours)
EA 102 Professional Practice of Education Assistants (50 Hours)
EA 103 Autism (45 Hours)
EA 104 Foundations of Inclusive Education (45 Hours)
EA 105 Working with Others (45 Hours)
EA 106 Observing and Recording (40 Hours)
Practicum I – 75 Hours
EA 200 Adolescent Development (50 Hours)
EA 201 Special Topics (45 Hours)
EA 202 Curriculum for Diverse Learners (50 Hours)
EA 203 Positive Behavior Support (50 Hours)
EA 204 Technology and Augmentative Communication (50 Hours)
EA 205 Assisting Children with English as a Second Language/ English as an Additional Language (ESL/EAL) (50 Hours)
This course describes the EEOC, distinguishes between EEO laws and affirmative action, and lists major areas of EEO abuse and litigation. Explains the importance of job analysis and describes how the results of job analysis are used in job descriptions and job specifications. Explains and applies methods for forecasting labor demand and identify the advantages and disadvantages of internal and external recruiting. Describes the importance of the selection process and identify the types of selection errors and biases managers must overcome when interviewing job applicants.
Practicum II – 85 Hours
First Aid/CPR (16 Hours)
Food Safe (8 Hours)
*B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status 19 years of age
*Passing OIC entrance interview
*Proof of First Aid and CPR training courses (these requirements will be completed during the program if not met at the time of admission).
*International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic or General within the past two years; with an overall score of 6, OR
*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) within the past two years; IBT with an overall score of 76, OR.
*College in-house English competency test
Note: Administrative fee and other fee includes First Aid, CPR, Food Safe, name tag, photocopy.
Hours of Instruction: 799 Hours
Practicum Hours: 160 hours
Full Time: 32 Weeks
Part Time: 48 Weeks
Full Time: 20 hours or more
Part Time: Less than 20 hours
* Education Assistant