Student Assistant
Admission and Administration Requirements

Academic Admission Requirements:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (Transcript and/or diploma to be forwarded to the College); or
  • Mature students who do not meet the education prerequisites may be considered for admission on an individual basis provided the following conditions are met:
    • Applicants are at least 19 years of age at the time of application;
    • Applicants have been out of school for at least one year;
    • Applicants complete the standardized assessment instrument and obtain the result of high school equivalence on all subtests;
    • Applicants present a certified copy of grades for the highest educational level attained.
 Administration Requirements:
  • Completion of Keyin College’s official application form;
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable).  It must be noted that this is an additional cost for the processing of your application.
  • International applications are subject to a $250 application processing fee (non-refundable)

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Certificate of Conduct

This program is intended for the individual who is interested in working as a member of an educational team to assist students in maximizing their learning potential. Our program prepares Student Assistants to support the instructional, behavioral, and social needs of students under the direction of a teacher. The Student Assistant Program is committed to preparing paraprofessionals to provide support for educational programs within the spirit of collaboration and partnership.

Career Opportunities:

Currently, there are approximately 880 Student Assistants working in various schools across the province. The number of students needing specialized care varies from year to year and from place to place. School Boards across the province report a consistent demand for replacement work on a daily basis, with prospects for full time employment within one to two years.

Field Placement:

The Student Assistant Program includes a 4-week field placement at the end of the program. During this time, you will job-shadow a student assistant in an actual school setting. The in-class lectures, combined with this experimental learning, will help you develop an understanding of:

  • The role of the student assistant;
  • Child development and psychology; and
  • The acquisition of sound behavior management techniques.
Student Assistant Courses View
  • Child Development Throughout the School Year
  • Working with Students with Exceptionalities
  • Role & Responsibilities of the Student Assistant
  • Effectively Managing Student Behavior in Educational Settings (Includes CPI)
  • Effective Interpersonal Communication
  • St. John Ambulance First Aid/Heartstart
  • Personal Care/Student Specific Procedures
  • Computer Fundamentals / Keyboarding
  • Professional Skills
  • Career Planning & Preparation
  • Word Processing Level I
  • Strategies for Student Success
  • Work Term

Currently offered at the following locations:

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