Curriculum Guideline

Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis

Effective Date:
Program Code
Applied Community Studies
Disability & Community Studies
Credential Type
Advanced Certificate
Transcript Title
Dis & App Beh Analysis Adv Cer
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Institutional Unit
Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis
Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis Advanced Certificate
Length of Program
One year
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
  • 33% (6 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College for students seeking transfer credit.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

DACS 5111+

Disability in Context


DACS 3430

Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan


Required Courses:

DACS 5112*+

Functional Behaviour Assessment and Intervention


DACS 5113*+

Clinical Applications of Behaviour Analysis


DACS 5121*+

Foundational Principles of Behaviour Analysis


DACS 5122*+

Empirical Basis of Behavioural Techniques


DACS 5123*+

Single Subject Research and Applications


 Total Credits



* - approved by BACB® for BCaBA coursework

+ - approved by TQS