Curriculum Guideline

Behaviour Intervention (Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
CNBHVI
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Disability & Community Studies
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Behavior Intervention Cert
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201830
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Certificate in Behaviour Intervention
Length of Program
One year
Credits
18.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements.
  • Evidence of completion of at least 60 hours of supervised work (paid or volunteer) in a department-related setting. 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.
  • Two additional professional reference letters attesting to the applicant's suitability to the program.
  • A current resume.
  • A letter of intent from the applicant, stating the reasons for choosing the program, long-term and short-term goals, and the applicant's related strengths and limitations.
  • A personal interview may be required. If an interview is required, the applicant will be notified by the department
  • NOTE:  Applicants who have completed 9 or more post-secondary credits must be in good academic standing (with a minimum GPA of 1.5) for admission to any CFCS program.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 18 credits
  • Students seeking PLAR and/or transfer credit must complete 33% of all coursework at Douglas College, which includes DACS 1241 (Behaviour Intervention Practicum).
  • A current Standard First Aid with CPR certificate (minimum of eight hours) is required to be eligible for graduation

 

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Semester I

DACS 1140

Introduction to Practice

3

DACS 1150

Teaching and Learning Foundations

3

Semester II

DACS 1170

Characteristics of Exceptionalities

3

DACS 1280

Foundations of Family Support

3

Semester III

DACS 1256

Teaching & Learning: Introduction to Communication and Behaviour

3

Select one course from the following two options:

DACS 1241**

Behaviour Intervention Practicum

3

DACS 1341**

Behavioural Intervention Lab

3

Total Credits

 

18

** DACS 1241 (or DACS 1341) may be taken up to a maximum of two times.