Educational Support - 747

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Make a difference as an Educational Assistant providing support to exceptional students experiencing physical, emotional or intellectual challenges.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Graduates are in high demand in all area school boards and many are hired upon graduation.
  • Work in integrated or special classrooms to maximize student learning.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the role of an educational assistant on a school team.
  • Develop skills to work with and support students with exceptionalities across a variety of settings.
  • Assist students with academics, behaviour, life skills and personal care in a school or alternative setting.
  • Utilize technology and implement strategies to maximize student learning and success.

Program Length

2 academic years

Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

Thinking about coming to Mohawk?

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  • Get help completing your application
  • Learn more about what Mohawk has to offer

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,221.51 $2,158.41
Total 1st Year Fees $4,379.92

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,792.97 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees $15,510.94

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Admission

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent (70% guideline)
  • Attendance at program orientation is strongly recommended
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - you will require a mobile device that meets the specifications determined by the program (See Additional Information for more details)

    Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment

Option are available for mature applicants.

Note: this is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Research current practices in special education.
  • Transfer theory to practice in field placement experiences.
  • Three 20-day placements in elementary, secondary and special class environments in various school boards.

Field Placements

  • Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending field placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to field placements within or outside the Hamilton region
  • Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter field placement

Become an Agency

If you would like to become an Agency that takes students on placement from Mohawk College's Community Studies programs, please visit the Community Services Field Placements page.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Educational Assistant
  • Learning Facilitator

Where you could work includes:

  • School Boards
  • Private Schools
  • Community Facilities offering Special Education
  • College and Postsecondary Programs

Opportunities for grads

  • Work within a unionized environment
  • Each union is unique with the Board of Education that it represents
  • Opportunities for a graduate to register with their local union when they become an Educational Assistant.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Minimum iPad Requirements

iPads are required to be used in this program.

Educational Support iPad Program

An iPad purchase is required for this program. Access to an iPad and program related software allows students to work on accessibility and communication tools and educational applications. This reflects a trend in the industry and dovetails with Mohawk's emphasis on anytime/anywhere blended learning.

If you already own an Apple iPad which meets our minimum standard of running the required software, a new purchase will not be required.

We currently have a partnership agreement with Apple Canada and are pleased to provide you with access to Mohawk's Online Apple Store, where you will receive educational discounts. Please note that these specifications may be subject to change based on Apple's release of new hardware.

We have provided the minimum requirement information for your iPad at our online store.

To Access Mohawk's Custom Online Store:
Log into your MyMohawk account with your MohawkID and password click on the Technology Solutions tab and navigate to the Computer Store.

Minimum iPad Specifications

The minimum configuration recommendation is the iPad second generation or newer, iPad Air, iPad Mini or iPad Mini with retina display - as shown in recommended systems. It includes the following specifications:

  • Wi-fi 16 GB Capacity

Mohawk College makes every effort to keep all our educational costs to a minimum, these costs are subject to change. Additional costs may apply.

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For iPad questions, please email karen.falls1@mohawkcollege.ca

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Tracey Richardson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Jan 2019
Open
Sep 2019
Open
Jan 2020
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International Students