Advance your EACS career!
Opportunities include working as education assistants in the public and private school systems, and in community settings with people who have disabilities. There are numerous jobs for qualified graduates as education assistants, community services workers, and residential service workers.
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Advanced Studies Opportunities
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Vancouver Island University certificate.
The Education Assistant and Community Support Program provides a first year of study in the Disability Studies Diploma (DIDS). Students who successfully complete 30 EACS credits receive a Vancouver Island University - Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate. Students may then apply to the Disability Studies diploma to complete a second level of study. Successful students graduate with the Disability Studies Diploma. VIU's diploma has full bock transfer to the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation at the University of Calgary.
The EACS certificate has the potential to ladder into these programs at Vancouver Island University:
- Disabilities Studies diploma
- Bachelor of Social Work degree
- Bachelor of Education degree
- Child and Youth Care diploma or degree
- Social Service Worker diploma
Graduates of DIDS may ladder into the the Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation (BCR) at University of Calgary; for students graduating from VIU's Disabilities Studies diploma, University of Calgary offers a block transfer directly into the BCR.
DIDS graduates may also ladder into a Bachelor of Disability Management at Pacific Coast University in Port Alberni.