Autism and Behavioural Science - 164

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Use behaviour analysis to teach socially significant skills to improve quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.

Program Highlights

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects approximately 1 in 66 people in Canada. ASD affects an individual’s ability to interact and communicate with others, learn and behave. ASD is a spectrum disorder which means that each individual will experience these deficits in different ways and to different degrees.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the science of behaviour. ABA focuses on observable, environmental elements that affect behaviour. The best known application of ABA has been its use as a treatment for ASD and other developmental disabilities, however it should be noted that the principles of ABA are applicable to everyone who behaves!

This program teaches students how to use behaviour analysis to teach socially significant skills to improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD and other disabilities and their families.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional eligibility requirements and demonstrate they reside in an authorized country and province [Canada] before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

Effective January 1, 2023, only individuals who reside in the United States (US), Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom (UK) may apply for BACB certification. Students interested in BACB certification should review the BACB's International Development & Support

Students who are residents of Ontario should review the BACB’s statement: Upcoming Changes to BACB Certification in Ontario

As well as the response from the College of Psychologists of Ontario

What you'll learn

  • Apply evidence-based treatments and how they are used to teach individuals with autism.
  • Design, implement and evaluate treatment plans using behavioural strategies.
  • Comprehend and respond to needs of family members.
  • Train caregivers to implement techniques with their children.
  • Develop an understanding of the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), in the intensive behaviour intervention application with children with autism.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

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Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • Minimum two-year College diploma or University degree
  • Preference is given to applicants with Human Services, Psychology and Health Sciences Diplomas and Degrees
  • Attendance at program orientations is strongly recommended
  • Applicants should note that some employment opportunities require that certain physical standards must be met as a condition of employment
  • Communicable disease screening and a police check are required to begin placement
  • Proof of English proficiency for applicants where English is not their first language must be submitted to Ontario Colleges
  • Fluency requirements must be met for applicants where English is their second language.

Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$814.66$758.46
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Compulsory Program Fees$133.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$2,583.72$2,583.72
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$3,511.38$3,342.18
Total 1st Year Fees$6,853.56

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.


2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,795.00$8,795.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$113.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester$9,358.00$9,170.00
Total 1st Year Fees$18,528.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

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By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Note: the semester start dates for this program can be found on the exceptions calendars. View the Fall and Winter semester exceptions calendars.

Click on the course title for a course description.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

Field Placement

  • Students will complete two field placements in community settings, such as hospitals, clinics, classrooms or residential settings, to obtain real work experience throughout Ontario
  • Students participate in an unpaid field placement. Visit the Autism & Behavioural Science Field Placement page for additional information.

Become an Agency

If you would like to become an Agency that takes students on placement from Mohawk College's Health Studies programs, please visit the Health Students page.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Instructor Therapist
  • Behaviour Therapist
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapist
  • Autism Therapist
  • Registered Behavior Technician (upon successful completion of prerequisites outlined by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (upon successful completion of prerequisites outlined by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board)

Where you could work includes:

  • Community Treatment Agencies
  • Hospital/Clinical Settings
  • Private Agencies or Independent Contractors
  • Family Homes
  • School Boards

Educational Pathways

 

Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.


 

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program.

Transfer from

You can transfer to the Autism and Behavioural Science - 164 from the following programs:

Social Service Worker

Campus
Fennell Campus (FF)
Six Nations Polytechnic - Brantford (SB)
Accreditation
Ontario College Diploma

Concurrent Disorders

Campus
Fennell Campus (FF)
Six Nations Polytechnic - Brantford (SB)
Accreditation
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Receiving Program

Transfer to

You can transfer from the Autism and Behavioural Science - 164 to the following programs:

Mohawk College makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of each transfer opportunity. Please note that changes may occur in program offerings, admission requirements, and transfer credits granted by the receiving institutions. We advise all students to check with the receiving institution directly for the most up-to-date information.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Search ONTransfer.ca for more pathways with Ontario public colleges and universities.

Mohawk College makes no warranty or endorsement of material contained within links to external websites, nor does the College assume any responsibility for the linked website or its contents.

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*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

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Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2024
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“The Autism and Behavioural Science program is a miracle in my mind. I came across this program by chance... The program has given me a better opportunity, not only to understand autism, but other developmental disorders as well. With the ever increasing attention being placed on autism, knowing that I can help just one child accomplish one goal, is the reason I am here.”

 JuliAnn

Meghan Dunnet

The Autism and Behavioral Science faculty members, whom I had the pleasure to learn from, provided me with the foundational knowledge and hands-on experience that is often sought out by students, yet challenging to find. I truly believe that I am successful in my position as an Instructor Therapist because of the group projects and individual assignments I worked on as a student, as I apply these skills on a day-to-day basis.

Meghan, '17