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The Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program will prepare you for a career in Aboriginal schools in northern communities./p>

Program Information

OCAS Program Code: N/A (Register through Admissions)
Credential Awarded: Ontario University Diploma
Awarding Institution: OSHKI-WENJACK / Nipissing University
Program Length: 2 Years
Start Date: Summer 2019*

*start dates are subject to change

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C) , University (U), University/College (U/C) or Open (O) preparation levels. Required Courses: Grade 12 College or University preparation English

2. Or appropriate credits for the Academic and Career Entrance Program (ACE).

3. Candidates without grade 12 can be admitted if they are 21 years or older and have been out of school for two years or more.

Application Selection

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the Indigenous Classroom Assistant program delivered by Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute. As part of the admissions process each applicant must submit the following:

1. An Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Program Application Form.

2. Official transcript(s) from the last institution attended.

3. Proof of post-secondary sponsorship in the form of a written letter which states the name of the student, the program of study and the duration of sponsorship.

Program Description

When you complete the Indigenous Classroom Assistant program you will be qualified to work, under the professional direction of the classroom teacher and school Principal, as a classroom assistant with Aboriginal primary school children.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year will be announced at a later date, due to tuition changes on a yearly basis.



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