School Based Support

Acknowledgement of Completion
Support worker sitting with child in classroom setting.

Focus on supporting children and youth in an educational environment. Suitable for Child and Youth Worker students or graduates who are interested in learning more about how to support children and youth in a classroom setting.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements listed on the Admission & Registration tab. Contact Continuing Education - Community Services and Support for registration information. 

  • Develop essential tools for working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Review the work of local professionals and international Autism experts, with emphasis on communication, social skills, behavioural challenges, family, sensory and educational issues
  • Gain strategies to assist students to learn more effectively
  • Develop understanding of how we learn, remember, and solve problems
  • Identify learning needs, and apply various strategies to support learning
  • Learn to use adaptive technology to assist children with special needs
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Community Services and Support

Recommended Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Students who struggle with communication or whose first language is not English are encouraged to explore upgrading options available through our Applied Communications Centre.
  • Computer Skills (e.g. word processing, data management, internet access)
    Students should be familiar with computers, word processing, and email based systems prior to considering these courses. To upgrade computer skills, consider a CE introductory 'Computer Basics' course or a Learning Support Centre workshop before applying.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Community Services and Support.

Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

Registration for this program cannot be completed online. For information on course registration, please contact cecommunity [at]

Click on the course number below to check current availability.

Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
EDUC10001 Autism Spectrum Disorder - Assisting Student Development Examine the Autism Spectrum Disorder to acquire the tools needed to work effectively with students diagnosed with this complex condition. Develop effective strategies and supports for those on the Autism spectrum by exploring evidence-based research. Demonstrate the Educational Assistant role in supporting students on the Autism spectrum with a strong emphasis on communication, social skills, behavioral challenges, family, sensory, and educational issues. 42 hours. Prerequisite: EDUCEDE23.
EDUC10004 Learning Strategies Investigate how we learn and remember information. Explore problem-solving models and strategies Identify and assess learning preferences and gain experience in adapting curriculum-based activities to meet the needs of a variety of learners. 42 hours. Prerequisite: EDUCEDE17 and EDUCEDE21.
COMP10006 Adaptive Computer Technology in Education Investigate assistive and adaptive devices, both hardware and software, that will provide the Educational Assistant with valuable skills when working with students. 42 hours. Prerequisite: EDUCEDE19.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. 

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
EDUC10001 Autism Spectrum Disorder - Assisting Student Development




EDUC10004 Learning Strategies




COMP10006 Adaptive Computer Technology in Education OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
Getting Started

Visit CE Get Started, your go-to online resource for getting started. You’ll find information on online tools and the wide range of student services available to you to support your success as a Mohawk College student and to help you achieve your future goals!

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Access OntarioLearn
Visit OntarioLearn to access your course. Visit the OntarioLearn Course page for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Find your Textbook
Use the Mohawk College Textbook Search to find your course materials.

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Online learning courses provide you with the opportunity to learn online, anywhere, at your convenience!  You can study at home or at work - wherever you like, whenever you like, within a predetermined time frame.

Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

Visit the OntarioLearn Course page to discover how to get started on OntarioLearn. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Visit Exams for Online Courses for everything you need to know about booking and writing your online learning exam.

Professionals who may benefit from this program include Health and Human Service providers:

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Educational Support
  • Fitness and Health Promotion Professionals
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physiotherapist Assistants
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Registered Practical Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Teachers