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Aboriginal Education Support Worker

The Aboriginal Education Support Workers diploma is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills to better support Aboriginal students, their families and school communities in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner. The program includes 19 academic, cultural and applied courses, and two practicum experiences.

With an Aboriginal Education Support Workers diploma you may gain employment within:

  • An elementary, middle or high school
  • Continue on to Bachelor programs in Education, Arts, General Studies or Social Work.

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Program Cost

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Admission Requirements:

Program Prerequisites and Transfer Credit

  • BC Secondary school graduation or equivalent
  • 65% in English 12 or equivalent
  • The above are the prerequisites to get into the program; however students must  have the necessary prerequisites for each course within the program.

Non Academic

  • Current immunization record and TB skin test
  • Criminal record check

For more detailed information see University Studies general admission requirements.

Transfer Information:

At present, It is the responsibility of Aboriginal Education Support students choosing to continue on to the University of Victoria Teacher Education program, or any other BA or BEd program, to consult with their degree-granting institution to confirm the specific prerequisites and course requirements of their desired degree program. These may vary significantly among institutions and degree programs.

More information about Transfer Credit

Contact Us

Aboriginal Education Support Coordinator
Heather Wik
Phone: 250-489-8209  |  Toll Free: 1-877-489-2687

Student Services
Phone: 250-489-8243  |  Toll Free: 1-877-489-2687 x3243
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For more information on Aboriginal programs, courses and resources please visit the College of the Rockies Indigenous Services site.

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