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O que eu aprenderei?

Behavioural Science Technician is a two-year diploma program that provides students with an opportunity to study applied behaviour analysis (ABA). This field of study helps prepare you for work that is often related to developmental disabilities, brain injury, gerontology, and behavioural disorders. A common misconception about this program is that it involves teaching students counselling and "talk therapy." It does not.

The themes in the program include:

  • behavioural theory and application
  • program development
  • scientific method
  • ethics and professionalism
  • diversity
  • general education with an emphasis on practical application in the field

Course work, practicum and employment is often related to autism and developmental disabilities; however, the program also covers behaviour analysis in the areas of dementia, brain injury and childhood disorders.

Students who elect to transfer to our degree program and/or continue their education in Behaviour analysis may find employment opportunities in a variety of settings.

For applicants who have a bachelor's degree with a major in Psychology or a related discipline, we offer an intensive delivery of this program [Behavioural Science Technician Accelerated (C156)] leading to a diploma in less than one year.


The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Implement effective behaviour analytic intervention strategies based on the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in order to increase desired behaviours, teach new skills, and decrease contextually problematic behaviours.
  • Integrate background information and knowledge of special populations into therapeutic practice, in order to develop behavioural interventions using a behaviour analytic approach.
  • Communicate with various stakeholders the behaviour analytic principles, processes, and concepts central to the interventions being provided in order to enhance quality of service.
  • Compile measurements of behaviour in accordance with the ONTABA standards of practice and the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board's Guidelines for Responsible conduct in order to conduct behavioural assessments and develop behavioural interventions.
  • Apply systems thinking to behavioural processes related to socially significant behaviour change in order to ensure the sustainability of behaviour change programs that increase an individual’s quality of life.
  • Adhere to federal, provincial, and professional policies and regulations associated with the ethical practice of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) among various populations or service sectors.
  • Apply input gained from collaboration with stakeholders (including individuals, family members, and community members) and professionals in the field of service into effective client service intervention.
  • Develop a reflective practice, using professional development and self-care strategies to enhance professional competence.
  • Develop client-centered behavioural intervention plans that account for individuals’ rights, needs, goals, and their social and community context.
  • Integrate the conceptual and philosophical underpinnings of behaviour analysis into a comprehensive case formulation of human behaviour to assist in the assessment, design, and implementation of behaviour change programs.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Centre for Health Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (3 semestres)

CAD$21.495,00 (R$ 89.733) por ano
CAN $7,165 per semester

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

7 Setembro 2021


Waterfront Campus

51 Dockside Drive,


Ontario (ON),

M5A 0B6, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and of the selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Note: Although not required for Admission purposes, one of the following courses is recommended for your success in the program.

  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)


  • Science - One course from this list: Biology, Grade 12 (U) or Grade 11 (C or U); Chemistry, Grade 12 (C or U) or Grade 11 (U); Physics, Grade 12 (C or U) or Grade 11 (U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Accelerated) (C156) requirements:

  • Completion of a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology (or related discipline) or Bachelor of Science degree
  • Related degrees must include at least one or more psychology course(s)

Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency.

  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program - Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL - 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB – 80
  • PTE (Academic) - 54, overall minimum; 50 in each skill band
  • CAEL - 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency) - 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)


Sobre George Brown College

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