Education Support 7374

Program Name Education Support
Category Distance Learning
Program Number 7374
Description Important update regarding this program.

The Winter 2024 semester will be the last opportunity for new students to begin this program. Effective Summer 2024 semester students will no longer be accepted into the program.

Current students who are already enrolled in, or have taken, one or more courses in this program will be able to complete their Diploma. Individual courses within the program will be available for registration during the program phase out period.

Please email us at if you are planning on completing this program so that we can assist with program completion plans.

Centennial College is proud to now be offering an online Education Support Diploma Program, which is provincially-recognized training through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and is approved curriculum. This intensive program offers the attitudes, knowledge and skills required to work effectively in the area of Education Support primarily with children and youth with exceptionalities. This prepares graduates to work as non-teaching team members with teachers and other professionals meeting students with varied needs.
Admission 1. Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading including Grade 12 English general (70%) or advanced, C or U;
2. Prior elementary and/or secondary school classroom experience (volunteer or paid). Please provide letters of reference from teachers/principles, on school letterhead with number of hours;
3. Current First Aid certificate and current CPR Level C is required prior to registering for the Orientation and Practicum courses and will be the responsibility of the student to obtain and submit to the college;
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills. English Assessment to be arranged at Centennial at 416-289-5300 or go to;
5. Satisfactory Math skills. A formal written Math Skills test to be arranged at Centennial. Please contact 416-289-5300 or go to to book your math assessment. This must be completed prior to registering for your first course;
6. Excellent interpersonal skills;
7. Basic computer skills (e.g. word processing, data management, internet) or an introductory computer course;
8. A Criminal Record Check is required prior to registering for the Orientation and Practicum courses and will be the responsibility of the student and submit to the Distance Learning Continuing Education office at Centennial College.
Notes The application and all required documents must be completed and returned to the college for approval prior to registering for your first course. To obtain an information package that includes the Education Support Program Application, please e-mail

Note: COMM160/COMM170 or the equivalent is required to complete this program and is only offered in-class.

Textbooks: Please note that most courses within this program require a textbook, not included in the course fee.
Contact Telephone 416-289-5000 EXT: 52555
Contact Email

Elective Courses

In addition to the mandatory courses identified, please select one elective with a prefix of GNED from the General Education area and one additional elective from below.
Course Code Course Name
CEED-501 Abuse And Family Violence
CEED-502 Racism And Discrimination