College and other vocational instructors perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May serve on committees concerned with matters such as budgets, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.
B. 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.
C. 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
D. Develop curriculum and prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses
E. Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress
F. Advise students on program curricula and career decisions
G. Provide individualized tutorial/remedial instructions
Community/agricultural colleges, CEGEPs
Technical institutes and other vocational schools
Private training establishment/companies
Community agencies, and government
1. To be a college or vocational instructor, you must have a college diploma, bachelor's degree or demonstrated expertise in your field of instruction.
2. You may need a master's degree or certificate, diploma or degree in adult education.
3. To be a trade instructor, you need trade certification and completion of apprenticeship training. You may need additional courses in teaching or a provincial/territorial teaching certificate.
4. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become an administrative head.
5. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree and almost 3 in 10 have a graduate degree.
3. Social Studies
4. English (Communication)
The average hourly wages for College and Other Vocational Instructors is $26.56/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the social science, education, government service and religion and are close to the average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.