Program Information

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

Please Note: Students are required to successfully complete crisis prevention and intervention training as a condition of graduation. This training is not currently available through Lambton College and must be completed through a third-party provider. Students can contact for a list of approved providers.

Placement Registration Restrictions

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions on student work placements, registration into the courses in this program is currently restricted to the following groups

  • Students who have already officially enrolled in the program
  • Students whose current employer can accommodate their work placement requirements
  • Students who wish to take individual courses from the program but are not planning on doing a work placement or pursuing the full credential
  • Students who have sufficient work experience to meet the program's work placement learning outcomes via the Prior Learning Assessment (PLAR) process

To determine whether you are eligible to enroll in winter term courses for this program based on the above criteria, please contact

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

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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.

Applications for this program are not accepted through

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-542-7751 ext 3412 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Course List

Part-time students new to the Autism & Behavioural Science program are required to confirm program eligibility prior to registering for their first course. Please see the admission requirements.

Please Note: Students are required to successfully complete crisis prevention and intervention training as a condition of graduation. Please see the Program Information section for further information.

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates qualify for employment as instructor therapists with regional providers of the Ontario Autism Program, private providers of ABA therapy to families, under the supervision of licensed psychologists or Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, within school boards to deliver programs for children with autism and other learning and behavioural challenges, within health care settings and other service agencies as staff with behavioural expertise and knowledge related to autism. 

Online Education

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