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Classroom and Community Support - Behaviour Intervention

Douglas College

Faculty:Child, Family & Community Studies
Field of Study:Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Teaching Assistants/Aides, Other
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,686


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).


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants must meet General College Admission Requirements.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Applicants are required to provide: evidence of completion of at least 60 hours of supervised work (paid or volunteer) in a department-related setting; two additional professional reference letters attesting to the applicant's suitability to the program; a current resume; and a letter of intent from the applicant, stating the reasons for choosing the program, long and short term goals, and the applicant's related strengths and limitations. 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. Applicants may be required to participate in an interview with the department to further determine suitability to the program. A Criminal Record Check (information will be provided by the Office of the Registrar).

* 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.

Modified on August 11, 2022