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Education Assistant

Diploma 45 weeks

Start a new career working with children who need a little extra support to reach their full potential with training in the Education Assistant diploma program at CDI College.

In less than a year, you'll have the job-ready career training to create inclusive classrooms and learning experiences, assist teachers in early childhood education settings, elementary schools, and secondary schools, or help children and youth in your community.

Education Career Training

As part of the Education Assistant diploma program, you'll take courses in the foundations of education for children with learning, intellectual, or physical disabilities, communication and education, learning and behaviour, autism and related disorders, assistance with cognitive and physical challenges, and teaching life and personal care skills.

Additionally, you'll augment your education with workshops in non-violent crisis intervention, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), and Standard First Aid with CPR C and AED training.

Practicum Placements Included

In addition to the focused training in a variety of educational scenarios, you'll also participate in two practicum placements of four weeks and 120 hours each. During these placements, you'll have the opportunity to test your new skills, helping students with their social and educational needs in an inclusive environment.

If you want to help young people thrive, the Education Assistant diploma program at CDI College is for you - start training for a career you'll love.

Campus Availability

This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.

  • Calgary North
  • Edmonton North

My instructor is always available and she is totally devoted to her job. I had a warm welcome when I started and I was able to integrate well. The staff is dedicated and thoughtful.

Marylou T., Early Childhood Education Graduate
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