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Behavioural Science Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Autism and Behavioural Science

It’s only recently that autism and other behavioural conditions have begun to receive the attention they deserve. Research into these conditions is increasing and new treatment options and techniques are beginning to emerge. Behavioural science programs at Ontario colleges prepare students for roles in the behavioural science field, as counsellors and consultants for clients who suffer from any number of behavioural conditions.

If you’re interested in helping people with autism or other behavioural disorders, here’s what you need to know. More

Behavioural Science Courses

Behavioural science programs focus on teaching cognitive behaviour therapy and counselling to help treat a number of conditions, from kids acting out in class to people recovering from brain injuries and more. Students will study developmental psychopathology, behavioural assessment, counselling, intervention techniques and more to help understand and analyze various behavioural conditions and also to prepare for volatile or difficult work situations.

Some Ontario college behavioural science programs will focus heavily on the treatment of ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder. These programs will provide a broad understanding of autism and its related conditions, and will use courses in behavioural skill building, behaviour treatment, parent and staff training, crisis intervention and more to help graduates prepare for treatment of individuals who suffer from autism.

General Behavioural Science Program Requirements

Ontario college behavioural science programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit. Additional academic requirements will vary by program, but may include senior math and science credits.

Autism and behavioural science programs are typically offered as one-year graduate certificate programs, which means completion of a diploma or degree is also required.

Behavioural Science Jobs and Salaries

Behavioural science programs lead to a variety of career opportunities. Graduates may find work in schools, medical facilities, community programs and more, and could fill positions such as:

  • Addictions Counsellor
  • Behavioural Therapist
  • Acquired Brain Injury Support Worker
  • Young Offender Counsellor
  • Mental Health Counsellor

The starting salary in the behavioural science field typically ranges from $27,000 to $37,000 per year, depending on the type of position and level of qualification.

Ontario Colleges Offering Behavioural Science Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of behavioural science programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Addictions: Treatment And Prevention GEORGIAN ORILLIA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Addictions: Treatment And Prevention


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ADTP
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Autism And Behavioral Science LAMBTON MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism And Behavioral Science


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AUTI
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Autism And Behavioural Science FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism And Behavioural Science


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AUT1
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Autism and Behavioural Science GEORGE BROWN WATERFRONT CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Autism and Behavioural Science


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: C405
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Autism And Behavioural Science GEORGE BROWN WATERFRONT CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism And Behavioural Science


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: C405
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Autism And Behavioural Science GEORGE BROWN WATERFRONT CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Autism And Behavioural Science


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: C405
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Autism and Behavioural Science ST. CLAIR SOUTH CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism and Behavioural Science


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: B935
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Autism And Behavioural Science ST. LAWRENCE KINGSTON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism And Behavioural Science


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1027
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Autism and Behavioural Science (FULL-TIME ONLINE) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Autism and Behavioural Science (FULL-TIME ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 3017X09F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Offered Full-Time Online.

Show details Autism and Behavioural Science (FULL-TIME ONLINE) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Autism and Behavioural Science (FULL-TIME ONLINE)


  • Program Length: 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 3017X09F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Offered Full-Time Online.

Show details Autism And Behavioural Science (Full-Time Online) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism And Behavioural Science (Full-Time Online)


  • Program Length: 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 3017X09F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Offered Full-Time Online.

Show details Autism And Behavioural Science (Full-Time Online) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Autism And Behavioural Science (Full-Time Online)


  • Program Length: 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 3017X09F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Offered Full-Time Online.

Show details Autism And Behavioural Science (Full-Time Online) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2018 - May Visit

Autism And Behavioural Science (Full-Time Online)


  • Program Length: 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 3017X09F
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: DISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Offered Full-Time Online.

Show details Autism and Behavioural Science (Graduate Certificate) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism and Behavioural Science (Graduate Certificate)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0192
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Autism and Behavioural Science (Part Time) ST. CLAIR SOUTH CAMPUS OPEN Part Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism and Behavioural Science (Part Time)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: B995
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Autism And Behavioural Science (Weekend) FANSHAWE LONDON - WEEKEND OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism And Behavioural Science (Weekend)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AUT3
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. It Is Offered On Weekends And May Contain Online Courses. Please Refer To The Complete Program Outline At Www.Fanshawec.Ca.

Show details Autism and Behavioural Science - Alternative Delivery (Graduate Certificate) NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism and Behavioural Science - Alternative Delivery (Graduate Certificate)


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS (CONSECUTIVE)
  • Program Code: 0183
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Autism and Behavioural Sciences MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Autism and Behavioural Sciences


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 164
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Autism and Behavioural Services - Online CONFEDERATION DISTANCE EDUCATION OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Autism and Behavioural Services - Online


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0632
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Autism and Behavioural Services - Online CONFEDERATION DISTANCE EDUCATION OPEN Full Time 2017 - Apr Visit

Autism and Behavioural Services - Online


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0632
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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