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Paraeducator/Bilingual Assistant

This program equips the students with the skills needed to become an active member in the instruction team. The courses provide the training that is essential to assist educators in: implementing instruction to individuals or small groups in the classroom setting, carrying out behavioral management plans, documenting student performance, working with students who have special needs (this includes cognitive disabilities, ESL students, physical disabilities, and behavioral students), and maintaining a positive, safe learning environment. Students also acquire the experience needed to obtain employment through cooperative internships. An endorsement in bilingual instruction is available for multilingual students. This program meets the Washington State 14 core competencies and the "No Child Left Behind Act."

Successful completion of this program plus additional courses of General Education qualifies graduates for an Associate of Applied Science degree or an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree.

Program Options

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree

Other Program Info:


Sharon Moody

Program Length:
  • 3 quarters (Certificate) 
  • 63 credits
  • 4 quarters (AAS)
  • 90 credits
  • 5 quarters (AAS-T)
  • 105 credits
Estimated Costs:
  • Tuition $4,726.00-5,589.00
  • Supplies $376.33
  • Students may enter at the beginning of fall, winter, or spring quarter.