Testimonials from CCBC graduates of the Education Assistant Program:
I enjoyed being an EA student of the Coastal College of BC. This is my third college in Canada. Even though this is an online program, the support of instructors was ongoing, the courses outlines and content were detailed and clear. Not to mention, I did my homework in the comfort of my own home and at my own pace. I highly recommend the program.
It was my first day working at Surrey School District today, but can’t go off without telling you first how helpful you both were while I was at school. You taught me so much that I’ll use in the future. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I had been working with kids in my country-of-origin, being in the ECEA 300 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition program helped me learn even more things that will help me be a better ECEA. This is an online course. I was able to learn at my pace on my schedule. There was a reasonable course price. Shortly after the program, I received an offer from a daycare
G. Middleton GuzzoVancouver
Again, I want to thank you for all your wonderful and encouraging comments. I am completely grateful! I am looking forward to my new career and being with these wonderful young children, who also inspire me every day of my life.
I completed ECEA 300 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition course at Coastal College of BC and upon completion got my Certification of ECEA. The learning process was very interesting and smooth. I got information about safety in the classroom, first aid, communication with children and much more. This course helped me to be more productive in my workplace. My instructor is an amazing teacher. I liked working with her and I wish CCBC all the best.
Teachers monitor student feedback to ensure that the student have perfect understanding of the subject. Students are encouraged to present their ideas, comments and questions to their instructors. Teachers help the students broaden their scope of understanding by searching websites and listen to TD talk on different students special need subjects.
A very solid, well thought out and organized course providing theoretical and practical skills in one of the most demanded positions in the school educational system. Convenient and accessible for working and busy people.
D. WicklundMaple Ridge
I have been wanting to do this course for years but never had the time to attend class time as I had to work full time. Having this course online may it totally possible for me to do. The course was very informative and very enjoyable. I learned a lot and have to say I am actually sad it is done.I am very glad I took this course and I received an A.
Everything was wonderful, I managed to get a job the day after my practicum at the school I wanted. So I couldn't be happier.
V. MerwinCampbell River
Coastal College of British Columbia Education Assistant program ensures their students are adequately prepared for workplace expectations in any district across British Columbia. The course work is relevant to the job, and the assignments are clearly laid out and encourage deeper thinking regarding the subject matter. With a focus on current classroom needs and composition, strategies to support students, and roles and responsibilities of Education Assistants, I felt exceptionally prepared to accept a position within a school district. The instructors are quick to mark assignments and provide helpful feedback that opens a dialogue for reflection of the course work. I felt fully supported while doing my practicum and appreciated the flexibility from instructors with the course timelines.
I started my Education Assistant Course at CCBC in January, 2019. Prior to registering, I did quite a bit of research on different schools that offered this program. At that time, I was working full time and needed a program that was 100% online. CCBC was unique that I did not have to physically attend any sessions. I had prior experience in studying online, so I felt confident that this will work for me. All questions that I had were answered by the administration staff. I feel that the course is very well laid out to reach the learning outcomes for each subject. The assignment questions pushes me to have a deeper understanding on each topic. Each assignment requires the student to conduct a search for information on the internet. Thus the finished assignment Is a wealth of information and websites that I can come back to further pursue learning about the topic. The instructors are very quick to respond to questions and assignments. I do feel that online courses are not for everyone, but if you are a mature student, motivated to learn and ask questions, CCBC can provide a great learning experience to prepare you for the job.
This program was amazing. The course work is very relevant to what you will be doing in the practicum and overall easy to complete. The instructors are very helpful and accommodating in terms of assignments and projects. When completing my practicum the instructor was very supportive about my concerns and provided great feedback during my evaluation as well. I was able to get a job immediately after i finished the program. I would highly recommend Coastal College.
I struggle with a very strong anxiety and have always crumbled under any feeling of pressure which makes test taking near impossible for me. Even when I know the content, as soon as it is an exam, I lose my ability to preform in what I truly know. By having this program an Assignment and Project based form of showing knowledge is not only much more motivating, but it has really worked with how I learn. I am so impressed by the entire EA program Coastal College offers and will highly recommend it to anyone interested in becoming an EA.
This program was an amazing! The course work is very relevant to what you will be doing in the practicum and overall easy to complete. The instructors are very helpful and accommodating in terms of assignments and projects. When completing my practicum the instructor was very supportive about my concerns and provided great feedback during my evaluation as well. I was able to get a job immediately after I finished the program. I would highly recommend Coastal College!
As you have read, our graduates appreciate the quality programming and professionalism at CCBC. We look forward to meeting your educational goals!