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Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science Niagara College - Welland Campus Niagara College - Welland Campus, Canada

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CAD 18864

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100

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12 months


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Program Overview

Are you passionate about helping individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to achieve their potential and gain greater independence?
As a behavioural technician or therapist you will have expertise in the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis and the skills to work with individuals with ASD in therapeutic and school-based settings.

Program Highlights:

  • Develop an understanding of evidence-based practices for individuals with autism and how to design, implement and evaluate programs and intervention plans.
  • Over 350 hours of field placement experience.
  • Access to iBooks and applications that support classroom theory and field placement.
  • Graduates meet the coursework requirements to take the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board Inc. (BACB) Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) Examination. Note: applicants must meet additional requirements to qualify.
  • Certification in non-violent crisis intervention is available.
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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 35 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 85 - Score in Speaking & Writing - 24
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 64 - With no score less than - 58
    • Minimum Overall Score - 125.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have completed one the following:
    • College Diploma (or equivalent) in Child and Youth Care (Worker), Communication Disorders Assistant, Developmental Services Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant, Social Service Worker or Therapeutic Recreation OR
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioural Science, Child Studies, Education, Psychology, Speech and Language Sciences, Social Work or Sociology OR
    • For applicants who have studied outside of these fields of study, please submit a one-page cover letter indicating why you feel you would be successful in the ABS program, what experience you have already, and a résumé that includes your educational and work background with a current e-mail address

6.5 IELTS Score
85 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
64 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
125 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 100

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11000 Per year

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Exclusive $2,000 CAD Scholarship

  • All eligible students who apply from within Canada that hold a study permit applying for the Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 term starts will be eligible to automatically receive a $2,000 scholarship applied in the first term of study after Day 10 has passed.
  • Replaces and renders void any previous entrance scholarship applications
  • Applied to an academic program and is not able to be combined with any other entrance scholarship offers through Niagara College
  • Payment of the fees indicated on students’ invoice less the scholarship amount are required to secure the seat in the program

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