Williams Lake Campus
Education Assistant and Community Support
The Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate (EACS) is an eight-month employment ready program that prepares students for careers that provide support and service to children, youth or adults with exceptionalities. Students are prepared to work as an education assistant in British Columbian school districts or in communities as support workers.
The program includes a field work practicum in the winter semester. Practicum placements are offered in many different schools and community agencies.
Graduates from the Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate may ladder directly into year two of the Human Service Diploma program. At TRU Williams Lake, EACS is used as year one of the Human Service Diploma program.
The EACS program in Williams Lake offers one intake every year, beginning in September. The next full-time intake will take place in September 2021. Please note: The Fall 2021 intake of the Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate may be offered in alternative delivery format (virtual/online) due to TRU's response to COVID-19.
Full-time and part-time study. The program is offered on a full-time basis (five courses per semester) over eight months. Part-time study is also available; most part-time students take two or three courses per semester over two years. The Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate is not available online through TRU Open Learning, although some courses may be available by distance. Please contact the TRU Williams Lake Academic Advisor for more details.