Job description College Of Applied Arts And Technology Instructor in the Centre-du-Québec Region

Find out what work is like for a college of applied arts and technology instructor in Canada. This work description is applicable to all College and other vocational instructors (NOC 4021).

College and other vocational instructors


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.

Job duties

  • This group performs 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.

Job titles

  • instructor - technology institute
  • teacher - institute of technology
  • firefighting instructor
  • teacher, legal assistant program
  • training officer - company
  • lecturer - college
  • language school instructor
  • vocational institute teacher
  • department chairperson - college
  • department head - CEGEP
  • CEGEP teacher
  • college teacher
  • commercial art instructor
  • company trainer
  • computer training instructor
  • community college teacher

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