Teacher Assistant Dartmouth Campus | Sydney Campus |

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Education is constantly changing with the implementation of the all-inclusive classroom. As a result, there is a growing need for support staff in the classroom. The 34-week Teacher Assistant program includes both academic and practical work-term study. The work placement applies the academic techniques taught in the classroom and gives the opportunity for feedback. This program is excellent for someone wishing to work with children in a public school setting.

All of our programs are currently being delivered in a virtual classroom environment.

During this time of social distancing, we are available to help you with your career goals. You don’t need to worry about how you are going to plan your education future. We are conducting all of our Admissions Meetings and School Information Sessions over the phone to help you start your career training this year!

Programs are either delivered 100% online or a combination of online and on-campus lab time. Once it is deemed safe to do so, we will be returning to on-campus, in-class learning.

Total program length: 33 weeks

admission requirements

Standard Admissions Policy:

  • Grade 12 or GED
  • Admissions Interview

In addition to the above, applicants must also provide:

  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check

Program Outline

  • Orientation – 21 hrs
  • Developmental Psychology - 90 hrs
  • First Aid/CPR - 14 hrs
  • WHMIS & OHS - 10 hrs
  • Speaker Series Workshops - 40
  • Health and Personal Care - 75 hours
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - 12 hrs
  • Job Readiness - 8
  • Health & Wellness for the Teacher Assistant - 21
  • TA Practicum Placement I - 110 hrs
  • Adaptive Technology - 28
  • Food Hygiene Certificate - 7 hrs
  • Exceptionalities - 90 hrs
  • Educational Programming - 75
  • Child Abuse & Neglect - 24 hrs
  • Contemporary Issues in Disability - 25 hrs
  • Computer Fundamentals - 30
  • Behavioural Supports - 50
  • TA Practicum Placement II - 110
  • Person-Centered Planning - 28
  • Mental Health Issues - 40 hrs
  • Applied Suicide Intervention & Skills Training - 14 hrs
  • Documenting & Reporting - 30 hrs
  • Interpersonal Communication - 20 hrs
This program prepared me and gave me the confidence to enter the real business world. The close knit atmosphere CBBC has, made me very comfortable. Each and every staff member at CBBC was extraordinarily helpful on my journey in obtaining a full-time Administrative Assistant position in Cape Breton. Courtney MacPhail Administrative Assistant / Offshore Technical Services

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