Autism & Behavioural Science


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This program is designed for individuals who are looking for a career where every day is an opportunity to change someone’s life, are passionate about helping people achieve their dreams and see people’s unique strengths rather than their limitations. Professionals looking to enhance their teaching skills by working with people who face learning or behavioural challenges will also benefit from this program.

This graduate certificate program trains students in the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This scientific approach to human behaviour gives students the skills they need to carefully assess a situation and develop plans that teach new skills and reduce behaviours that get in the way of people being at their best.

Reasons to Choose Lambton College's Autism & Behavioural Science Program

  • Our faculty continue to practice as clinicians in the field allowing them to share up-to-date information and experiences with students about issues that are pressing today.
  • Classes are scheduled Wednesday through Friday so students who live outside Sarnia are able to attend face-to-face classes with minimal commuting time.
  • We partner with a local child care centre to provide students with the opportunity to practice skills while they're learning but before heading out on field placements. This helps students better prepare for field placement and employment post-graduation.
  • As a Mobile Learning program, students access much of their course learning materials through interactive iBooks and practical activities in the classroom. Technology is used to enhance student learning.
  • The Autism & Behavioural Science program at Lambton College has a course sequence that has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Device Requirements

This program requires an iPad.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a recognized diploma or degree in fields such as Developmental Service Worker, Child & Youth Care, Social Service Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant or similar programs and/or a Degree in Psychology, Education, Child Studies, Rehabilitation or similar programs.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates qualify for employment as instructor therapists with regional providers of the Autism Intervention Program, private providers of IBI therapy to families under the supervision of licensed psychologists or Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, autism specialists in other service agencies, and by school boards to deliver programs for children with autism and other learning and behavioural challenges.

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The Behaviour Analyst Certification Board Inc. has approved the following course sequence (AUT-5004, AUT-5042, AUT-6004, AUT-6023) when taken in-class at Lambton College, as meeting the course work requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify including supervised practice hours. Please visit for more details.

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