4021- College and other vocational instructors

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

College and other vocational instructors

Job Description: 

This unit group includes instructors who teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, CEGEPs, agricultural colleges, technical and vocational institutes, language schools and other college level schools. This unit group also includes trainers who are employed by private training establishments, companies, community agencies and governments to deliver internal training or development courses. College teachers who are heads of departments are included in this group.

Main Duties: 

College and other vocational instructors perform some or all of the following duties:

Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, laboratory work, shop sessions, seminars, case studies, field assignments and independent or group projects
Develop curriculum and prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses
Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress
Advise students on program curricula and career decisions
Provide individualized tutorial or remedial instruction to students who require it
Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work or hands-on training
Supervise teaching assistants
May provide consultation services to government, business and other organizations
May serve on committees concerned with matters such as budgets, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.

These instructors specialize in particular fields or areas of study such as visual arts, dental hygiene, welding, engineering technology, policing, computer software, management and early childhood education.

Employment Requirements: 

A bachelor's degree, a college diploma or demonstrated expertise in the field of instruction is required.
A master's degree in the field of instruction may be required.
A certificate, diploma or degree in adult education may be required.
For instructors of trades, completion of apprenticeship training and industry or trade certification are required. Additional courses in teaching or a provincial teaching certificate may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to administrative positions in post-secondary education is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training (0421)
Instructors teaching non-academic or non-vocational courses (in 4216 Other instructors)
Secondary school teachers (4031)
University professors and lecturers (4011)

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Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X