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Ontario College Diploma

Educational Support

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on delivery modes for all programs.

Help students with special needs achieve academic and social success.

Program Overview

Outstanding career preparation

This program will equip you with competencies to support students with diverse learning needs while maintaining a safe and professional environment that promotes students' well-being.

Things you'll do and learn

  • Support students with academic, behavioural, and personal care needs in educational settings from kindergarten through high school
  • Use Universal Design for Learning principles
  • Foster social inclusion
  • Work as part of the special education team
  • Accurately report information related to student learning

Field placements

In Terms 2, 3 and 4, you'll be placed in a school where you'll support students with special needs in the classroom. Sheridan arranges the field placement experience for you. During your placement, you'll encounter students with a range of exceptionalities including physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, behaviour disorders, visual and hearing impairments, autism and learning disabilities.

Additional information

You'll learn from professors with specialized graduate degrees and who are highly experienced in the field of special education. Your classroom activities will include:

  • Group seminars and cooperative learning.
  • Reflective practice linked to field placement experiences.
  • Lectures combined with activity-based learning that incorporates the laptop.

In addition to full-time studies, the option of part-time evening classes accommodates the needs of adults who work during the day.

The Educational Support program uses laptop computers for in-class work and home assignments. All course materials are web-supported, with materials available to you 24/7 through your laptop and the Internet. Your learning opportunities will be greatly enhanced by having increased access to the Internet, learning resources and your classmates.

Flexible learning

The Educational Support program offers course-based registration, which allows you to create your own timetable (based on course availability) by selecting the days/times that work best for you. You can choose to take a full-time course load or study part-time during the day or evening.

Please note that the courses offered in the part-time option are identical to those in the full-time option, and the graduation requirements are the same. However, it will take you longer to complete the diploma on a part-time basis and there may be financial implications to consider. If you are unsure of the financial or academic consequences of attending part-time, you should contact the Program Academic Advisor, the Office of the Registrar or the Student Advisement Centre for more information.

 

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 14998 Technology in Education 3
    EDUC 15586 Physical Exceptionalities and Personal Care 3
    COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills 3
    FLPL 14310 Orientation to Field 1
    EDUC 16859 Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
    COMM 24049 Working with Teams 3
    Total: 16
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 15436 Intellectual, Sensory and Learning Disabilities 4
    EDUC 27370 Assessment in Education 3
    EDUC 10261 Positive Behaviour Strategies 3
    FLPL 20199 Field Seminar 1 and Placement 1  3
    CCGE General Education Elective 3
    Total: 16
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 28263 Assistive Technology 3
    EDUC 18081 Teaching and Learning Strategies 3
    PSYC 16048 Strategies for Challenging Behaviour 3
    FLPL 20261 Field Seminar 2 and Placement 2 4
    PSYC 15065G Psychology Core Concepts 3
    Total: 16
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 19599 Disability Issues 3
    EDUC 20123 Foundations of Education 3
    EDUC 26048 Communication: Disorders 3
    FLPL 26367 Field Seminar 3 and Placement 3 4
    CCGE General Education Elective 3
    Total: 16

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).

or

Mature student status.

Note: The Educational Assistant student must have the energy and stamina to respond to the physical demands associated with the role of the assistant.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses.)

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Field placement agencies will ask students to submit a police record check. This includes a vulnerable sector screen. Field placement agencies may also request a current record of immunization. This may include COVID-19 vaccines.

Students will submit these records directly to their field placement agencies before they begin placement, and at their own expense.

Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities. This may impact their progression in or completion of the program.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

When you complete your Educational Support diploma program, you'll be ready to seek employment in a public or private school supporting learners with special needs, or in a social-or health-based program with a special education component.




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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Summary

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Summary

    Degree Completion

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Summary

    Learning Outcomes

    • Provide educational support in compliance with pertinent education-related legislation, standards, regulations and policies, health and safety legislation and regulations, as well as organizational policies, practices and procedures.
    • Develop and implement strategies to promote and support positive school climates that contribute to a safe, caring and secure educational setting.
    • Collaborate with members of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team by assisting in the development and revision of the IEPs of learners with exceptionalities.
    • Implement components of educational support programs of instruction under the direction and support of the IEP team and/or relevant members of the school community.
    • Lead by example to promote empathetic, positive, and pro-social behaviour in all learners to facilitate the development of social competence in learners with exceptionalities in accordance with their IEPs.
    • Promote the development of independence in, and provide assistance to, learners with exceptionalities in their performance of routine activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) in accordance with their IEPs.
    • Develop and implement strategies to support learners with exceptionalities in the appropriate use of assistive technologies and daily living aids in accordance with their IEPs.
    • Monitor, document and report on the behaviour, performance and progress of learners with exceptionalities in accordance with their IEPs.
    • Prepare and present a plan for engaging in ongoing personal and professional development to promote competence in the educational support field.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Internship

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Summary

    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    For Canadian Students

    The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    For International Students

    The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    Fees For Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $4,111.00
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $17,902.00

    Financial Aid & Awards

    Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

    All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

    The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

    Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

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    2 yrs (4 semesters)

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    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Ontario College Diploma

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    2 yrs (4 semesters)

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    2 yrs (4 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Summary

    Program Mission

    Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

    Program Vision

    Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

    Critical Performance Statement

    Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

    Program availability

    Ontario College Diploma

    Full-time 2 years Program code: PCESD

    Ontario College Diploma
    Start date Campus Status
    Sep 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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