Continuing Education

Educational Assistant

Attention Students: The Educational Assistant (EA) program is no longer accepting new students. Students wishing to pursue training in this sector may wish to apply for NBCC’s new Educational Support program.

Those enrolled in EA courses from last Fall 2022 as new or returning students will be the last to complete the program and graduate in June 2024 by following their program paths outlined below. If you have any questions please contact Amy St.Germain at 506-643-7366.
 Delivery: Part-Time Online |  Credential: Certificate

Educational Assistant courses provide an opportunity for working professionals in the education sector, or those with an interest in the field, to develop knowledge and skills students while earning college credits. Students may complete one or several courses in areas of interest, or they may complete program requirements part-time over two or more years to graduate with a certificate.

Admission Requirements

Important: Students who intend to complete the entire program must contact Continuing Education to announce their intention no later than November 1st of the academic year they plan to graduate.

Please Note: Regardless of courses completed, students must meet EA program admission requirements, including High School Diploma, Adult High School Diploma, GED Diploma of High School Equivalency, or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma. Students must submit proof of one of these recognitions to prior to completion of their first course. All program courses, including all practicums, must be successfully completed for graduation.  (Individuals for whom English is not a first language may need to meet NBCC language requirements.)

Course Schedule (Suggested Learning Path)

Online Educational Assistant courses follow a schedule and must be completed in the allotted time.

Register at least five (5) business days before a course starts.

Take up to two courses at a time to complete all requirements by June 2024.

Returning Students

CourseStart DateDetails/Registration
Fall Term (Sept - Dec 2023)
EDUE1082 - Strategies for the Inclusive ClassroomSep 5, 2023View/Register & Pay
MENT1008 - Special Topics in Mental HealthSep 5, 2023View/Register & Pay
EDUE1122 - Behavioural InterventionsOct 23, 2023View/Register & Pay
PERS1224 - Strategies for Seeking EmploymentOct 23, 2023View/Register & Pay
Winter Term (Jan - Apr 2024)
EDUE1083 - Health Care in the Educational EnvironmentJan 8, 2024View/Register & Pay
PERS1228 - Orientation to Community ServiceJan 8, 2024View/Register & Pay
EDUE1075 - Educational Assistant Practicum: Middle School
(In-Person: 3 weeks)
Mar 4, 2024View/Register & Pay
EDUE1120 - Educational Assistant Practicum: High School
(In-Person: 3 weeks)
Apr 1, 2024View/Register & Pay


Financial Assistance

Courses towards completion of this program online through continuing education may be eligible for part-time student loans.

For more information and to apply, please review the PART-TIME STUDENT LOAN AND GRANT APPLICATION (pdf) form (see “Instructions to the Applicant” on page 5 for steps to follow).

Note: Program requirements may be subject to change