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bachelor

Degree

Advanced Diploma in Behavioural Science

Course code: #0337

bachelor

Degree

Advanced Diploma in Behavioural Science

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $16,950 CAD

  • Application fee

    $100 CAD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Highlights
Field-Placement

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-February-2023 2023-02-01

Overview

Advanced Diploma in Behavioural Science

If you want to work in the growing and highly specialized field of applied behaviour analysis, the Behavioural Science program at St. Lawrence College is where you want to be. 

For over four decades, the Behavioural Science program has trained students to work front-line with a wide range of client populations in a variety of areas within the human services field

Students are taught how to develop and implement behavioural interventions to teach skills to clients and/or reduce challenging behaviours.

Students interested in this program should have a strong desire to work with populations who present with complex behavioural, cognitive, emotional and/or psychological issues. 

They should also be comfortable working with any population that presents with disruptive behaviours and/or intellectual challenges. 

Students coming to the program need to be prepared to complete practicum placements working with any of the client populations listed below under career opportunities. 

This program trains students in specific treatment options that can be applied to work with any individual who presents with challenges rather than preparing students to work with only one or a specific client population.

It's important to note that this program is not a generalist counselling/psychology program. Students completing this program should be interested in learning about the field of applied behaviour analysis.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Students learn how to:

  • Teach children to manage their behaviour and learn adaptive skills;
  • Assist people with intellectual disabilities to access community resources, learn new skills, and live more independently;
  • Teach youth at risk to improve social skills, manage interfering behaviours, and meet treatment goals;
  • Support persons with mental health challenge to reduce their stress, build self-management skills and organize daily activities;
  • Assist clients with acquired brain injuries to learn functional skills and develop life skills;
  • Work with offenders in correctional facilities to build positive skills and behaviours;
  • Recognize what an addiction is and understand various ways to prevent addiction and manage recovery.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$27,728

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $6,768
Accommodation 1 bed room $10,778
Tuition 1 person $16,950

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Passport.
  • Original/certified as well as translated copies of your completed Secondary/Post-Secondary transcripts or equivalent.
  • Original/certified Secondary/Post-Secondary Diploma/Degree.
  • Proof of English proficiency

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

78
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

PTE

55
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

Cambridge

173
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo (Temporarily accepted): 105 (Note: Students from India are not eligible to submit Duolingo results as proof of English proficiency.)


Academic background and requirement

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C (college preparation), U (university preparation) or M (college/university preparation) level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level (Grade 12 Math at the C, U or M level recommended)
  • One of Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Science at the C, U or M level, excluding Environmental Science and Earth and Space Science)

Health Requirements

Immunization - Communicable Disease Requirements

Completion of the Immunization - Communicable Disease Form is a mandatory condition for your clinical/practical placement. THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Criminal Background Check:
Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements

Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. 

Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. 

Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.

Career opportunities

  • Human resources specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Registered behaviour technician (RBT)
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Crime analyst
  • Social worker
  • Health services director

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