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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog

Paraeducator (non-credit) 

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The non-credit Paraeducator Certification Program is designed to expose students to the potential careers within the paraeducator field. Students will learn the basics of the PBIS framework, learn crisis prevention techniques, de-escalation strategies and trauma sensitive practices. Students will earn their Mandatory reporter, CPR/AED/First Aid and Bloodborne pathogens credentials. This course fulfills the requirements to apply for the Paraeducator Certification through the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

Class Offering: Fall 
Class Location: Fort Dodge (hybrid)  

Department: Career Launch 
CIP: 13.1501 or 32.0101 
To register: iowacentral.augosoft.net or call 515-574-1972 

Course Comments: Background check will need to be cleared by field experience location prior to first day. Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrollment and hold a High School Diploma or Equivalency.

This can be an Integrated Educational Training class as well. With this structure, a navigator will be assigned to an individual to help support a student in the classroom with additional reading, math, ELL barriers, and workplace readiness skills.

Related Programs:

Program of Study

  • Course Number: 1200057 or 1200072 or 1200069
  • Internal credit course equivalency: EDU 920 Field Experience  2 credits

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Melissa Vorrie, Workforce Programs Director


515-574-1972 or text 515-523-5737

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email: concerns@iowacentral.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. 

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