The next intake for the Education Assistant and Community Support program will be September; 26 full-time and 2 part-time students will be admitted.
When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.
Tip Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.
|Requirement||High school course||Camosun course||Alternatives|
|Info Session||Attendance at a scheduled Education Assistant and Community Support program Information Session is mandatory. If you are unable to attend a scheduled session, please contact the Program Leader.|
|Experience*||The EACS Program is waiving the admission requirement of 40 hours of volunteering/working in the field until further notice. This decision has been made in partnership with agencies in the field to reduce non-essential personnel in the field during the COVID-19 Pandemic.|
Your volunteer experience must be with individuals in the community (school or otherwise) who have developmental disabilities such as intellectual, physical, sensory and/or brain-based disabilities. The purpose of this is to ensure that you have had some experience with the individuals that the program is focused on in terms of practice in both the community or school settings.
Please note, generalized settings do not count towards your volunteer time; the setting must be related to disability. In addition, if you have a family member with a disability, this could count towards half of the required hours.
It is strongly recommended you have basic computer literacy, including experience with keyboarding and basic Internet search and email skills.
Students may be required to provide documentation of the following by the practicum site:
- A TB test may be required. Students are responsible for the cost of this test.
- Students are highly recommended to maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C. Recommended immunizations are found on the Health Sciences Placement Network of Canada website by searching for immunization guidelines.
Once accepted into the program:
- Criminal Record Check: During this program, you may be working with children and/or vulnerable adults. In order to participate in work integrated learning experiences, such as a practicum or work term, you will need to complete a criminal record check through the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General for Camosun College. Camosun will email you with information on how to complete the Criminal Record Check (CRC) process. You are responsible for all associated costs.
You need to achieve a minimum of 60% (“C”) in all courses within the program, and successfully complete EACS 111 and EACS 112 to graduate with a Certificate in Education Assistant and Community Support.Apply online