Autism and Behavioural Science Certificate Program

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This program is designed for students who have completed a recognized diploma or degree program in the areas of education or human services. Training will focus primarily on working with children who have autism or behavioural challenges. Students will be introduced to a variety of procedures used to assess and treat challenging behaviours. All courses are offered through distance learning. To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within six years. A grade of at least 60% (C) is required in each course. Students may be required to travel for their field placement.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements

Graduate of an education or human services diploma or degree in Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant, Recreation and Leisure Services, or Developmental Service Worker program.

  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification. Students must remain current throughout the program up to time of graduation.
  • Completion of a Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Course (CPI) at the student’s own expense. Intervention Course (CPI) is a co-requisite course and must be completed by the end of Field Placement I. Students may be required to travel for this course
  • Completed Confidential Student Health Record.
  • Up-to-date immunization and a recent 2-step TB skin test.
  • Current Criminal Reference Check (must be less than one year old and renewed on a yearly basis).

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Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

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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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