Autism & Behavioural Science (Alternate Delivery)
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Campus:
Program Length:
One Calendar Year - Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Starts:
September
Contact:
Jillian Fenech
519-972-2727 ext. 5057
jfenech@stclaircollege.ca

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Post Secondary graduates from a related discipline such as college diploma, college advanced diploma or applied degree in a related discipline (e.g. Behavioural Science, Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Care, Developmental Services Worker, Educational Support).

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This part-time program will take one calendar year to complete. Graduates of this program will obtain a higher level of specialized knowledge, skill and independence in the areas of assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • The program is standardized across the province to deliver identical curriculum and protocol.
  • Two field placements allow students to gain valuable practical experience working with individuals with autism.
  • Graduates will demonstrate leadership in guiding the activities of others and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to develop practical solutions.
  • Comprehensive training in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis principles and practices including Intensive Behavioural Intervention Techniques.

This program is a combination of academic and practical experience and provides an opportunity for learners to build on their undergraduate studies in order to work effectively as an integral member of a services delivery team, supporting individuals with autism and autism spectrum disorders.

Graduates will demonstrate leadership in guiding the activities of others and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to develop practical solutions. A broad understanding and training in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis principles and practices including Intensive Behavioural Intervention Techniques is a focus of the curriculum.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Great careers as an instructor therapist exist in community agencies, school boards, government funded Autism programs, with private providers and home programs.

FIELD PLACEMENT
Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
Accepted applicants must supply proof of a satisfactory medical examination and immunization prior to program entry.

Please be advised that lack of documented immunizations may result in the restriction of clinical placement and therefore may delay and/or prevent completion of the prescribed program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: B995

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
ABS100
4
Intro to Applied Behaviour Analysis
ABS105
3
Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
ABS109
2
Ethics & Professionalism
ABS102
1
Behaviour Management Training


Semester 2
ABS107
4
Specialized Instructional Strategies
ABS115
3
Working with Families and Teams
ABS125
9
Field Placement I

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
ABS204
4
Behavioural Skills Building
ABS110
3
Treating Challenging Behaviours
ABS202
2
Transition Planning & Implementations
ABS203
2
Parent & Staff Training
ABS225
14
Field Placement II