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.
New Evening and Weekend Program Option – January 2020
Starting January 2020 and running until December 2020, the Education Assistant and Community Support program is offering an evening and weekend option for interested students. This intake is designed for someone currently working in the field and seeking certification or for the student needing a flexible schedule. Classes will be a mix of evening, weekend and online offerings. Attendance at an information session is mandatory (click here for dates). There are seats reserved in this program for students of Indigenous ancestry.
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.
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.
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
- 10 months full-time or 2 years part-time
- Study Options
- Full time or Part time
- Work Experience
- Two practicum placements
- September or January (Part Time)
- Health & Human Services