Autism and Behavioural Science - 164
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects 1 in 66 individual in Canada. ASD can affect an individual’s ability to communicate, socially interact and will often engage in repetitive/ restricted behaviours. ASD is a spectrum therefore the degree to which an individual experiences these challenges will vary.
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
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.
1 academic year (period of 8 months)
View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.
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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.
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program
- TOEFL minimum score of 560 (83 Internet based)
- or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
- More information about acceptable certificates, can be found on the International Admission Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Tuition and Fees
2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Compulsory Ancillary Fees
Compulsory Program Fees
|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.
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2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee||$8,795.00||$8,795.00|
Program Compulsory Fees
|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|
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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:
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program - OSAP (domestic students only)
- Working on Campus
- Additional Sources of Funding
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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.
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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.
How you'll gain skills
- Experience two unpaid field placements totaling 322 hours.
- Experience interactive simulations, to further develop course concepts.
- 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.
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.
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
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.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- Early Childhood Education (Intensive)
- Educational Support (Intensive)
- Social Service Worker (Intensive)
- Recreation Therapy (Intensive)
- Early Childhood Education
- Educational Support
- Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
- Social Service Worker
- Recreation Therapy
- Child and Youth Care
- Brain Disorders Management
- Concurrent Disorders
- Mental Health and Disability Management
We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
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