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.

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

  • Adaptive Technology
  • Applied Suicide Intervention & Training Skills
  • Behavioural Supports
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Contemporary Issues in Disability
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Documenting and Reporting
  • Educational Programming
  • English Communications
  • Exceptionalities
  • Fire & Life Safety
  • First Aid/CPR Level C & AED
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Health & Personal Care
  • Health & Wellness for the Caregiver
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Job Readiness
  • Medication Awareness - TA
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Orientation
  • Person-Centred Planning
  • Practicum Placement I (TA)
  • Practicum Placement II (TA)
  • Speaker Series/Workshops
  • WHMIS & OHS
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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