Autism & Behavioural Science
Program Code: AUTI (Part-Time) Length of Program: One-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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.

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.

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

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. 

Tuition Fees

Fees for this program are charged on a course-by-course basis. For individual course fees, please visit the course list and select a course.

Online course choices will have added software fees and book costs are not included in course fees unless otherwise stated.

Online Education