What will I learn?

Education assistants work in a classroom, and support children with diverse learning needs. In this program, you'll train to be an education assistant through classroom learning and practicum experience in a school.

Pre-practicum requirement

The Education Assistant program includes practicum placements in agencies where employers require a Police Information Check (PIC) with a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS). Results of this check may restrict opportunities for placement in a practicum. The PIC must be obtained before the start of the practicum and may need to be renewed more than once while enrolled in a program.

Which department am I in?

School of Community Studies

Study options

Full Time (2 terms)

Tuition fees
Online start fees: CAN $12,961; Estimated Book Costs: CAN $500

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Bow Valley College

Calgary Downtown Campus,

345 - 6 Avenue SE,

Calgary,

Alberta (AB),

T2G 4V1, Canada

Online/Distance (2 terms)

Tuition fees
Online start fees: CAN $12,961; Estimated Book Costs: CAN $500

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

Credit in English 30-1 or a minimum final mark of 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent Or

Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test, that consists of five tests, with a minimum score in the following sections:

Writing Skills: 520 minimum standard score
Interpreting Literature and Art: 520 minimum standard score Or

Satisfactory results on the Bow Valley College Admissions Test

IELTS Academic - 6.0 with minimum band score 6.0 (Winter 2020 onward), Pearson Test of English (PTE) A 59-64, TOEFL 83.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Program content is designed with input from industry partners, ensuring that students graduate with the skills employers need.

  • 93% Programs with work experience component
  • 88% graduate employment rate
  • Over 2,350 international students each year
  • Alberta’s largest comprehensive college