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Paraeducator/Instructional Assistant

Adult Career Technical Education Programs
The following Career Technical Education program is available for adults. Click the link to the left to learn more about the classes or to download an application.

For more information:
Career Technical Education
Golden Hills Education Center
2460 Clay Bank Road
Fairfield, CA 94533

Paraeducator/Instructional Assistant Class

Now accepting applications for the Paraeducator class.
What is a Paraeducator?
Paraeducators are an integral part of today's classroom. They are a key member of the special education team as well as the Juvenile Court and Community School Program. Paraeducators are found in a pre-kindergarten class for children with special needs, out in the community serving as a job coach for a student with developmental disabilities, in a resource room for adolescents with learning disabilities, in a 4th-grade classroom that contains some students with and without special needs, or in a community/court school classroom. Paraeducators are present in most educational settings under the supervision of the teacher. Their skills and contributions make them highly valued and sought after in education. In short, paraeducators have an enormous impact on the students they work with.
The Career Technical Education Course
Paraeducator This course prepares students to meet the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which is now required to become a Paraeducator/Instructional Assistant in California. Students receive classroom instruction and test in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Ability to Assist and Employability Skills.
30 HOUR COURSE (Must attend all 30 hours)
  • Weekday evenings and Saturdays during the day (subject to change)
  • 10 student minimum—class subject to cancellation if 10 student minimum not
NOTE: You may already qualify for NCLB if you have:
  • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; or
  • Obtained an associates (or higher) degree
Click the link below for more information.