College and Other Vocational Instructors

(NOC 4021)
 

Career Description

College and other vocational instructors 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 unit group.

Duties May Include


  • 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.

Examples of Titles

College teacher
Commercial art instructor
Company trainer
Department chairperson - college
General and vocational college (CEGEP) teacher
Instructor - technology institute
Lecturer - college
Teacher - institute of technology
Training officer - company
Vocational institute teacher

Where They Work

College and other vocational instructors are employed by public and private colleges, as well as private training establishments, companies, community agencies and governments.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Early Childhood Studies Bachelor; Honours
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Adult Education Bachelor
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Sciences biologiques (BEd/BSc) Bachelor
Sciences mathématiques (BEd/BSc) Bachelor
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Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Education (BEd) Bachelor
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University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Consecutive Education Bachelor
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Modified on February 24, 2020