Student Assistant

Program Highlights

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Western College

128 Carolina Avenue

Stephenville, NL  A2N 2S5

Tel: (709) 643-6444  Fax (709) 643-6083

Adult Learning Center

70 Main Street

Stephenville, NL  A2N 1J4

Tel: (709) 643-6444  Fax (709) 643-6467

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 a spirit of collaboration and partnership.


Program Duration

The program duration is a total of 36 weeks. Including a 4 week work term.

Technical Skills

Child Development Throughout the School Years

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 Skills

Computer Fundamentals / Keyboarding

Word Processing Level I


Strategies for Student Success

Professional Skills

Career Planning & Preparation

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