Embark on your journey toward becoming an Education Assistant (EA) or Community Support Worker with the Education Assistance and Inclusion (EAI) Certificate program, designed to kickstart your career in just three semesters. Our flexible course options include evening classes, online classes, and hybrid classes to accommodate your busy schedule. Gain valuable hands-on experience through two four-week practicums during your education. Upon completion, you have the option to further your studies by progressing to the second year of the Classroom and Community Support Diploma.
Education assistants are in demand
Discover the growing field of education assistance (EA) in British Columbia, with over 5,000 new jobs projected until 2031. Our program ensures hands-on experience through two four-week supervised workplace practicums.
Future education and career pathways
Upon successful completion of the Education Assistance and Inclusion (EAI) Certificate, you have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer your credits to the second year of our Classroom and Community Support (CCS) Diploma. This program enhances your expertise in inclusive support in schools and community, transitions to adulthood, and supported employment practices. The Classroom and Community Support (CCS) Diploma provides a pathway to further academic pursuits, with credits smoothly transitioning into the third year of our Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care degree, through a diploma credit block transfer.
In addition to the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, other programs are eligible for credit block transfer for you to continue your studies.
This program serves as an ideal foundation for individuals aspiring to become elementary school teachers, offering a strategic starting point for those embarking on their teaching careers.
Receive Transfer Credits
You may also receive transfer credit and/or prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR), if you have a minimum of two years of previous related classroom or work experience in the field.
Graduates of Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood Education, or Inclusive Education Assistant programs from one of BC's public post-secondary institutions can receive transfer credit.
Graduates of our Diploma program can block transfer into the 3rd year of a number of degree programs at different institutions.
Explore Learning Options
Courses are offered in a blend of on campus, as well as, hybrid and online.
We offer practicums that let you gain experience by applying classroom learning in the field and gain valuable employment contacts.