Program Description Make a difference as an Educational Assistant providing support to exceptional students experiencing physical, emotional or intellectual challenges. 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. 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. Please see the non-fast track program page for September intake.