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Education Assistant and Community Support

Certificate in Education Assistant and Community Support

Creating inclusive communities of practice

Welcoming diversity

The Education Assistant and Community Support program prepares you to support individuals with acquired and/or developmental disabilities both ethically and professionally in the context of home, school, work, and community settings.

Located at Interurban campus starting Fall 2019

Beginning September 2019, classes for this program will be held in The Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) at Interurban campus. Learn more about the new building.

Updated for 2019

The Education Assistant and Community Support program (formerly Community Support and Education Assistant) has been renamed for the Fall 2019 intake.

Part-time interest list

Interested in taking this program part time only? We're currently collecting names to determine the level of interest in offering more part-time seats.

Make a difference

As a Education Assistant and Community Support (EACS) student, you’ll acquire the knowledge, skills and values necessary to provide and advocate for the rights of individuals with diverse needs, in order to facilitate inclusion and community participation.

Your classroom and practicum experiences will prepare you for work in school, home, work, and other community settings where people with acquired and/or developmental disabilities learn, work, live and socialize.

We'll help you succeed

Through the 3 semesters of the EACS program, you will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to promote and advocate for the meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.

Program courses are designed so that upon graduation you will be able to apply your knowledge of community supports, holistic well-being, professionalism, and disability issues to your work with families, in individualized arrangements, and human service organizations.

Employment

Graduates work as part of a professional team in community, home, school, and day program settings to support children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

Career paths include a range of community-based positions such as education assistants, residential counsellors and job coaches. Employers include non-profit and private organizations, public and private school settings, as well as families and persons with disabilities.

Transfer opportunities

Completion of this certificate provides you with transfer credits toward year 2 of the Community, Family and Child Studies Diploma. It also provides you with transfer credit to some degree programs (e.g. School of Child and Youth Care and Social Work), at other BC institutions such as the University of Victoria and Vancouver Island University.

Consult the advising centre of the university of your choice or check with a Camosun College Academic Advisor for transfer details.

Education Assistant and Community Support

Credential
Certificate
Length
10 months full-time or 2 years part-time
Study Options
Full time or Part time
Work Experience
Two practicum placements
Start
September or January (Part Time)
Campus
Lansdowne (Interurban as of 2019)
School
Health & Human Services
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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