Langara College

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Education Assistant (Co-ordinated)

Langara College

Faculty:Humanities & Social Sciences
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Teaching Assistants/Aides, Other
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,127

This cost estimate is for Year 1 (2 semesters) of the program.


Welcome to Langara College’s Education Assistant Program! This eight-month full-time or six-semester part-time certificate program prepares students for career opportunities in the education system working alongside teachers supporting students with disabilities as Education Assistants.

The program combines a range of courses that provide a balance between a strong theoretical foundation and practical experiences so students graduate well prepared to begin their career. In the public school system, a movement away from segregated classrooms toward inclusive classrooms has resulted in dramatic changes in the way students with disabilities are educated. It is an important goal of the faculty of the Education Assistant Program to provide students with opportunities to become competent and employable paraprofessionals in these dynamic environments.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have completed BC Grade 12 or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Applicants must also satisfy the category 1 English Language Requirement.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Work Experience
    Applicants are required to have recent volunteer or work experience in the school system with students with disabilities. Preference will be given to applicants who have 100 hours of recent volunteer experience with children with disabilities in school or related settings. Applicants are also required to submit a minimum of two recent letters certifying that the volunteer experience was successful and that 100 hours were completed. Note: Letters from relatives or friends are not acceptable. A Criminal Record Check must also be completed. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 09, 2022