Autism and Behavioural Science (Part-time)
- Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- Program Code:
About the Program
The Autism and Behavioural Science program addresses the field of autism and behavioural science specifically the syndromes associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, for children across various contexts including the home and school environments. Students will examine, apply, and evaluate current theories, practices and treatment methodologies used to treat ASD, and incorporate modified practices and procedures appropriate to the child and the situation. The program emphasizes the design and implementation of effective behavioural treatment plans. Working within a team environment, and with families are key elements of the program. The foundations of ethical thinking, professional codes of ethics and the different perspectives and rationale for ethical decision making within a behavioural framework are introduced. Students will work within interdisciplinary teams, and families.
Note: Students should refer to www.conestogac.on.ca/dl/ontariolearn
for an up-to-date listing of courses. Field placements to be arranged with Program Coordinator.
- Diploma or Degree in Education, Child Studies, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Social Services or Rehabilitation, Educational Assistant, Child Youth Worker or equivalent.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.
How to Apply
Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/registrar/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for Courses
Go to How to Register
for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process, please contact 519-748-5220 ext 2260, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the testing website.
Training in Autism and Behavioural Science will enhance staff in industries such as School Boards, Community Treatment Agencies, Hospital/Clinical Settings, Private Agencies or Independent Contractors as an Instructor Therapist or Behaviour Therapist.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.
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