Classroom and Community Support - Behaviour Intervention (Diploma)
Gain the specialized knowledge and skills needed to work with children and adults with disabilities. You’ll learn about advocacy, augmentative and alternative communication, disability issues, inclusive education, employment and behaviour supports, teaching techniques and more. You'll be able to practice what you've learned in three workplace practicums - one of which will take place in a Behaviour Interventionist setting.
You’ll graduate ready to work as a Behaviour Interventionist in a variety of settings including elementary and high schools, respite support, day programs, residential settings, family homes and supported employment programs as well as post-secondary institutions. On average, 88 percent of Classroom and Community Support program graduates find work in the field after graduation. (source: B.C. Student Outcomes).
- Successful completion of 60 credits
- 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College for students using transfer credit from other institutions, and/or have successfully challenged courses through PLAR
- Students are required to submit a copy of a current First Aid with CPR Certificate. The course may be Standard or Emergency First Aid, with the training consisting of a minimum of 8 hours. The CPR must include training for both adult and child
* It is recommended that diploma students complete their English Language requirement in their first semester, or before the start of their third semester.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|CFCS 1130||Change and Development: Lifespan||3.00|
|DACS 1140||Introduction to Practice||3.00|
|DACS 1150||Teaching and Learning: Foundations||3.00|
|DACS 1170||Characteristics of Exceptionalities||3.00|
|DACS 1250||Teaching and Learning: Universal Design for Learning||3.00|
|DACS 1256||Teaching and Learning: Introduction to Communication and Behaviour||3.00|
|DACS 1270||Perspectives on Disability||1.50|
|DACS 1280||Foundations of Family Support||3.00|
|DACS 1240||Practicum 1||4.50|
|* Select one course from the following 4 options:|
|CMNS 1110||Workplace Writing for Child, Family and Community Studies||3.00|
|CMNS 1115||Practical Writing||3.00|
|ENGL 1130||Academic Writing||3.00|
|UT English Course||Any UT English course with a grade of C-||3.00|
|DACS 2320*||Working with Others||3.00|
|DACS 2356||Teaching and Learning: Supporting Communication and Behaviour||3.00|
|DACS 2370||Personal Assistance||1.50|
|DACS 2380||Person Centred Planning and Community Building||3.00|
|DACS 2340||Practicum 2||4.50|
|DACS 2421||Supports for Children and Youth with Disabilities||3.00|
|DACS 2431||Contemporary Practice in Adult Supports||3.00|
|DACS 2420||Personal and Professional Leadership||3.00|
|DACS 1241**||Behaviour Intervention Practicum||3.00|
|DACS 3430||Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Across the Lifespan||3.00|
|Total Credits for Credential||60.00|
Students who were admitted to the program prior to Fall 2018:
- CCSD 2334 and CCSD 2335 may be used as a substitution for DACS 1280. (Students that have taken one of CCSD 2334 or CCSD 2335 prior to Fall 2018, must take CCSD 2100 for top-up to substitute for DACS 1280.
- CCSD 1170 or BHIN 1230 and CCSD 1121 may be used as a substitution for DACS 1170. (Students that have taken one of CCSD 1170, BHIN 1230 or CCSD 1121 prior to Fall 2018, must take CCSD 2100 for top-up to substitute for DACS 1170).
- CCSD 1260 or BHIN 1256 may be used as a substitution for DACS 1256.
- CCSD 2350 or CFCS 2391 may be used as a substitution for DACS 2356.
- DACS 1241 is equivalent to (DACS 1341 or BHIN 1240 or BHIN 1340), or may substitute for (CCSD 2440 or DACS 2440)
Career opportunities include:
- Classroom Support Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Day Program Coordinator
- Education Assistant
- Aide Employment Support
- Specialist Employment/Job Coach
- Indigenous Education Assistant
- Inclusive Education Assistant
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.