4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors
College and other vocational instructors teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students. College instructors who are heads of departments are included in this group, as well as trainers who teach in-house training and developmental courses.
- college department chairperson, trades programs
- commercial art instructor
- community college teacher
- computer training instructor
- department head, dental hygienist program
- language instructor – language school
- teacher, legal assistant program
- vocational school teacher
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning and verbal ability to teach students in a particular area of study using a systematic plan of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, laboratory work, shop sessions, seminars, case studies, field assignments and independent or group projects
- Innovative interest in co-ordinating information to develop curricula and prepare teaching materials, course outlines and examinations
- Directive interest in administering and marking tests and papers to evaluate students' progress and in supervising independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work or hands-on training; may serve on committees concerned with matters such as budgets, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements
- Social interest in instructing students, providing individualized tutoring and advising on program curriculum and career decisions
3*Sitting, standing, walking
1*Upper limb co-ordination
L1Regulated inside climate
- A bachelor's degree or 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 trade certification are required. Additional courses in teaching or a provincial teaching certificate may be required.
Organizations throughout the private and public sectors
Private training establishments
Progression to administrative positions in post-secondary education is possible with experience.
Instructors teaching non-academic or non-vocational courses (in 4216 Other Instructors)
Secondary School Teachers (4141)
University Professors (4121)
These instructors specialize in particular fields of study such as visual arts, dental hygiene, welding, engineering technology, and policing or in areas such as computer software, management, pre-employment training and literacy skills.
* Physical Activities
For some occupations in this group, V
ision 1 (Close visual acuity), B
ody Position 4 (Other body positions) and L
imb Co-ordination 2 (Multiple limb co-ordination) may also apply.