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Paraeducator/Instructional Assistant Class

Paraeducator/Instructional Assistant 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 
  • 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


$20 registration fee

$20 materials and supplies fee





2019/2020 Course Schedule

Para Class #1

October 7, 2019 - November 6, 2019

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Registration September 3, 2019 - September 5, 2019 AND September 16, 2019 - September 26, 2019

Registration will be closed the week of September 9th-13th.


Para Class #2

March 3, 2020 - March 31, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Registration February 3, 2020 - February 27, 2020 (Closed the week of February 17-21)


Para Class #3

June 8, 2020 - June 25, 2020

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration May 4, 2020 - May 29, 2020


Please come to our office at 100 McClellan Street, Vacaville, CA 95688 to fill out your application and secure your enrollment.  Space is limited and enrollment will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Registration hours are Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.