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Educational Assistant Certificate

Program Overview

The Educational Assistant Program at Northern Lakes College will give you the training you need for a meaningful career working with children in school settings. Responsibilities include helping students with exceptionalities by adapting their educational materials and programs. Educational Assistants also observe and report student progress to teachers and other related professionals. As well, they help students learn in one-on-one or small group situations, promote inclusion, and prepare instructional materials for teachers. Contact us today to find out how you can get started in this one-year program!

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Program Locations

Sep 05, 2023 - Jun 25, 2024 - NLC Anytime, Anywhere - Available Anywhere

Program Year


Program Length:

38 Weeks

Program Type

Educational Assistants

Program Delivery

This program is delivered online using Bongo and Brightspace.

To learn more about Bongo and to experience using it, check out this guide:

To learn more about D2L/Brightspace, check out this guide:

Pre-Program Considerations:
Practicum agencies may require an up-to-date Police Information Check (Vulnerable Sector) and an Alberta Children's Services Intervention Record Check of students placed in their organizations. The inability to present clear checks may prevent a student from completing the program requirements. Basic computer skills and reliable high speed internet connection are required. Contact the Program Coordinator for further information.

Credit in English 30-1 or 60% in English 30-2 or credit in ENGL0190.
Credit in Math 10 C, Math 10-3 or Math 0190.
Equivalent Math and English courses will also be considered (e.g. ENGL0100).
Applicants without the requirements will be considered if they satisfactorily complete an ACCUPLACER assessment.

Some courses may transfer to other programs. Refer to Transfer Alberta at

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