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.

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
CBBC is the best decision that you can make for yourself. The education, the hands-on experience, and the amazing instructors make the time fly by. You learn skills that translate into real job experience. If you are looking to go to college, choose them! Once you become a part of the CBBC family, your dreams become realities! Stephanie Melski Medical Office Assistant / Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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