Curriculum Guideline

Behaviour Intervention (Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
CNBHVI
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Disability & Community Studies
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Behavior Intervention Cert
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201830
End Term
Not Specified
Institutional Unit
Disability & Community Studies
Credential
Certificate in Behaviour Intervention
Length of Program
One year
Credits
18.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements.
  • Evidence of completion of at least 60 hours of supervised work (paid or volunteer) in a department-related setting. Applicants will be mailed a Verification of Volunteer/Work Experience form after they have applied to the program. Forms are to be completed by the applicant's direct supervisor.
  • Two additional professional reference letters attesting to the applicant's suitability to the program.
  • A current resume.
  • A letter of intent from the applicant, stating the reasons for choosing the program, long-term and short-term goals, and the applicant's related strengths and limitations.
  • A personal interview may be required. If an interview is required, the applicant will be notified by the department
  • NOTE:  Applicants who have completed 9 or more post-secondary credits must be in good academic standing (with a minimum GPA of 1.5) for admission to any CFCS program.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 18 credits
  • Students seeking PLAR and/or transfer credit must complete 33% of all coursework at Douglas College, which includes DACS 1241 (Behaviour Intervention Practicum).
  • A current Standard First Aid with CPR certificate (minimum of eight hours) is required to be eligible for graduation

 

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Semester I

DACS 1140

Introduction to Practice

3

DACS 1150

Teaching and Learning Foundations

3

Semester II

DACS 1170

Characteristics of Exceptionalities

3

DACS 1280

Foundations of Family Support

3

Semester III

DACS 1256

Teaching & Learning: Introduction to Communication and Behaviour

3

Select one course from the following two options:

DACS 1241**

Behaviour Intervention Practicum

3

DACS 1341**

Behavioural Intervention Lab

3

Total Credits

 

18

** DACS 1241 (or DACS 1341) may be taken up to a maximum of two times.