Program Description

In this 7-month Diploma program, learners prepare for a rewarding career to work with children who have special needs. The 200-level courses are completed over two academic terms covering theory and practice in advanced child growth and development, Indigenous health care, and augmentative communication. After completing this program, graduates can work in a childcare centre as a Special Needs Educator.

You can apply to the Early Childhood Registry to become a Certified Special Needs Educator after completing the program.

Both the Aboriginal Infant and Toddler and Aboriginal Special Needs Diploma programs can be taken at the same time for a cost and time savings.

Contact our Student Advisor for more information.

Program Summary

Length

7 months

Offered

September to April

Credits

 35

Credential

Diploma

Format

Full-time

Schedule

9:00am to 3:30pm

Practicum

220 hours

Transferability

·    Caplino University
·    NYTEP at UBC

 

Combined Diploma Option

Both the Aboriginal Infant and Toddler and Aboriginal Special Needs Diploma programs can be taken at the same time for a cost-savings.

University Transfer

The credits earned in the Aboriginal Infant and Toddler Diploma program is transferrable to Capilano University or NYTEP at the University of British Columbia.

Career Path

Our graduates find jobs with different employers including childcare centres, non-profit agencies, and First Nation communities. Positions may include:

  • Special Needs Support Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Outreach Support Worker
  • Childcare Worker

Admissions Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Graduated from the Early Childhood Educator Certificate Program
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Doctor's Note of Good Health
  • TB Test Results (Negative)
  • Interview with Program Coordinator

Course Schedule

Core Courses

Course Code

Course Name 

Credits

ECE 269

Supervision and Management

3

ECE 282

Advanced Child Growth and Development

3

ECE 227

Working with Families

3

ECE 280

Aboriginal Health Care

3

Specialty Courses

ECE 289

Responsive Inclusive Environments

4

ECE 287

Practices in Supportive Childcare

4

ECE 288

Augmentative Communication

3

ECE 281

Practicum in Supported Childcare Setting

10

 

*Please Note:  Students can sign up for the Aboriginal Special Needs Educator Diploma Program separately, or in combination with the Aboriginal Infant and Toddler Educator  Diploma.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

$2,775.00

Fees

$150.00

Books

$1,364.01

UPass

$380.00

Total Cost

$4,669.01

 

For more information, contact:

Admissions Department
604.873.3772 Ext. 328
admissions@necvancouver.org