Behavioural Science - Technology

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Real-world experience through multiple work placements in clinical settings


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024: College Drive – North Bay

Technician - 2 Years / Technology - 3 Years

Train for a career in this growing field. This specialized program will train you to work with children, youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other developmental disabilities, or  acquired brain injuries. Train to assess, analyze and change human behaviour through applied behaviour analysis techniques. Graduates are qualified to work in diverse situations within community, clinical, school, residential and hospital settings.

In the third year, learn about applications related to research in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis. Learn to write and examine a research topic of interest through individual research and complete a second placement in a clinical setting. Gain knowledge about working with special populations as well as working with more high-risk behaviours.

Your Future Career

  • Individual and family services
  • Residential care or group homes
  • Treatment and rehabilitation centres and hospitals
  • Correctional facilities
  • Autism and developmental services

What You Learn (3 year)

  • Forensics and risk assessment
  • Research and statistics
  • Behavioural group therapy

What You Learn (2 year)

  • Behaviour analysis theory and techniques
  • Functional behavioural assessment
  • Autism and developmental disabilities
  • Acquired brain injuries
  • Crisis intervention
  • Cognitive and verbal behaviour

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Gr 11 or 12 Science (C or U), Gr 11 Math (C, U or M)

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Technician - 4 semesters / Technology - 6 semesters

Intake: 2024-25
Semester 1 - Fall
ABA100 Foundational Concepts of ABA
CMM125 College Communication
GENED General Education Elective - Online (BST Sem 1)
HSP155 Family Dynamics
HSP170 Evaluating Information
PSY200 Lifespan Development
Semester 2 - Winter
ABA105 Behavioural Assessment & Techniques I
ABA110 Autism & Developmental Disabilities
ABA115 Acquired Brain Injuries
CMM230 Workplace Communications
GENED General Education Elective - Online (BST Sem 2)
MHA113 Older Persons' Mental Health
MHA123 Children & Youth Mental Health
Semester 3 - Fall
ABA200 Legislation & Policy
ABA201 Cognitive Behavioural Techniques and New Therapeutic Approaches
ABA205 Professional Ethics
ABA210 Behavioural Assessment & Techniques II
ABA216 Interventions: Verbal Behaviour & Skill Building
ABA230 Interventions: Acquisition & Reduction Strategies
HSP105 Interviewing & Helping Skills I
Semester 4 - Winter
ABA220 Field Placement I (2nd 7 wks)
ABA225 Field Placement Seminar I (2nd 7 wks)
ABA235 Community Integration (1st 7 wks)
ABA240 Crisis Prevention and Intervention (1st 7 wks)
GENED General Education Elective - Online (BST Sem 3)
Semester 5 - Fall
ABA300 Forensics & Risk Assessment
ABA305 Research & Statistics
ABA310 Group Behavioural Therapy
ABA315 Special Populations
ABA320 Field Placement Prep II
MHA235 Basic Pharmacology for Mental Health
Semester 6 - Winter
ABA325 Field Placement II (2nd 7 wks)
ABA330 Field Placement Seminar II
ABA335 Advcanced Issues (1st 7 wks)
ABA340 Study/Research Project
ABA345 Transition to Practice (1st 7 wks)

2024-25 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1362.5 - - $4082.74
2 $2720.24 $1200.5 $132 - $4053.24
3 $2720.24 $1200.5 - - $3920.74

2024-25 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15547.54 $1942.5 - - $17490.04
2 $15547.54 $1780.5 $132 - $17490.04
3 $15547.54 $1780.5 - - $17328.04

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1362.5 - - $4082.74
2 $2720.24 $1200.5 $132 - $4053.24

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15547.54 $1942.5 - - $17490.04
2 $15547.54 $1780.5 $132 - $17490.04

Mandatory Non-Academic Requirements for Placement:

Work-Integrated Learning (also called Placement, Field Placement, Practicum, Clinical Placement, etc.) provides students with rich and meaningful experiences wherein they have the opportunity to apply and extend the learning they gain from the classroom in real-word contexts. View placement requirements here.


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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Ontario College Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

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