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Autism and Behavioural Science

AC Online

Faculty:Community and Social Services
Degree:Post-diploma; Co-op; Online
Field of Study:Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Intellectually-Impaired Individuals
Behavioral Aspects of Health
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,643
International: $22,557

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.


Specialize with a rewarding career cultivating the skillsets of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The one-year Autism and Behavioural Sciences Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with a firm grounding in the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), specifically in the application of these principles to Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ABA is a research-based and data-driven science that measures the relationship between environment, behaviour, and consequences. It is used to change behaviours that are socially significant. Learn the characteristics of individuals with ASD, evidence-based practices in ABA, the professional code of ethics and the development and implementation of behavioural treatment plans. Gain practical experience working with clients and ABA treatment teams through two field placements, totalling 350 hours.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Successful completion of two years of university or college study in Behavioural Science, Child Studies, Education, Psychology, Social work, Sociology, Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Care, Developmental Services Worker or Social Service Worker.

    International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
    Application Notes :

    Applications for this program must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements via:

    60 Corporate Court

    Guelph, Ontario N1G 5J3


    Applications are available online at A $95 fee applies.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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