Curriculum Guideline

Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis

Effective Date:
Program Code
ATDABA
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Disability & Community Studies
Credential Type
Advanced Certificate
Transcript Title
Dis & App Beh Analysis Adv Cer
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201610
End Term
201820
Institutional Unit
Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis
Credential
Advanced Certificate in Disability and Applied Behavioural Analysis
Length of Program
One year
Credits
15.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Have a graduate or bachelor degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 OR be enrolled in 3rd or 4th year of a bachelor degree program from a recognized institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33, OR have completed a 2-year diploma or 60 credits from a recognized institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or equivalent
  • Submit a Letter of Intent outlining the reasons for choosing this program, long- and short-term goals, and strengths and limitations.
  • Submit an up-to-date resume.
  • Submit two professional letters of reference that support your application.

The selective admission process uses a structured format to evaluate all applicants in relation to the degree to which they have met the admission criteria.

Curriculum Framework

This program is offered evenings across three semesters and must be completed in one academic year. Some courses are online, but students must be available for in-person courses each semester. Students must take all DABA program courses offered in a semester unless they have approved transfer credit.

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 15 credits
  • 25% (4 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *

* Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

FALL COURSES

Select one course from the following two options:

DACS 5111+

Disability in Context

3.00

DACS 3430

Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan

3.00

Required Course:

DACS 5121*+

Applied Behaviour Analysis: Basic Principles

3.00

WINTER COURSES

DACS 5112+

Autism Spectrum Disorder Community of Practice: Selected Topic I

1.50

DACS 5122*+

Applied Behaviour Analysis: Behavioural Techniques

3.00

SPRING/SUMMER COURSES

DACS 5113+

Autism Spectrum Disorder Community of Practice: Selected Topic II

1.50

DACS 5123*+

Applied Behaviour Analysis: Research and Applications

3.00

 Total Credits

 

15.00

* - approved by BACB® for BCaBA coursework

+ - approved by TQS