Delta Teacher Assistant Certificate (DTAC) Program

Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate (DTAC) Program participants develop knowledge and skills necessary to work as an Education Assistant with K-12 students with special physical, behavioural, or learning needs.  The DTAC program prepares its graduates to support students by implementing individualized programs and activities, assisting with tracking student progress, fostering positive interactions, providing personal care, and participating in community outings. The part-time program is offered over 10 months, through evening and Saturday classes and 6 weeks of full-time practicum experience.

Since DTAC’s inception in 2000, the program has regularly responded to feedback from employers, teachers, and graduates by incorporating practical, sought-after skills and up-to-date information into the curriculum.  DTAC coordinators and instructors are experienced educational professionals or specialists in relevant fields of health care, educational technology, interpersonal communication, and behavioural support.

Class size is limited.  Acceptance into the program is based on a selection process completed each Spring following the application deadline.  It is recommended that new applicants register for the Free Information Session early each year.

DTAC Certificate Completion Requirements

To receive the Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate, a student will have attended the necessary courses and successfully completed assignments in the program, including:

  • Evening Core Courses = 177 hours
  • Saturday Core Workshops = 114 hours
  • First Aid = 8 hours
  • Practicums = 180 hours (6 weeks full-time)

Within the program, students complete these recognized certifications:  CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, POPARD Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Red Cross first aid.  Information on course details:

DTAC Student Info Book JANUARY 2025