College and Other Vocational Instructors

(NOC 4021)


  • 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.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

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
Serve on faculty committees for budgets, curriculum revision, course requirements, student application review and staffing
Conduct course and program evaluation or review
Provide consultative services to government, business and other organizations
Deliver lectures and presentations
Demonstrate and supervise laboratory experiments
Lead discussion groups and seminars
Teach students through lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations and laboratory, shop and field studies

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Red Deer, Alberta, CA

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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

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Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

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Modified on January 26, 2022