Educational Support

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MiramichiSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The Educational Support program prepares learners for a career in educational settings supporting students with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, sensory or physical disabilities and behavioural challenges. This program will prepare learners to be part of a multidisciplinary team that supports students with diverse learning needs while maintaining a safe and inclusive environment that promotes students’ well-being.

Within this two-year diploma program, learners also participate in experiential and applied learning opportunities that allow further integration of theory and application.


Two years

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Career Possibilities

    There are many ways to support students with exceptionalities and the demand for qualified individuals continues to grow. Educational Support graduates may find employment as educational assistants, school intervention workers, and/or student attendants.
    Graduates work in school settings (public and/or private), including elementary, middle, and high school.

    Specific Considerations

    Prior to or during an applied workplace experience, Host Agencies may require students to:

    Criminal Record, Vulnerable Sector checks and Social Development Record Check
    Individuals who have been convicted criminally and not pardoned or have a positive contravention on a Social Development Screening, may be prohibited from proceeding to a field- placement. It may be the student’s responsibility, with Instructor support, to locate a suitable field placement willing to accommodate the contravention(s).

    Specific Immunizations
    Depending on agency, students may be required to provide an Immunization Record

    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. You can review these computer specifications here (under your program specifications). Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants

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