Behavioural Interventions Certificate
School of Continuing Education
The Behavioural Interventions Certificate of Achievement (BICA) program provides a blend of academic training and skill development in applied behaviour analysis (ABA). ABA principles and procedures are applicable across a wide range of human services, especially in the assistance and treatment of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
This program will also enable students to meet the course requirements to become a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA), as specified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®). Information about the BCaBA, and its additional requirements (practical experience component and final examination), can be found on the BACB® website: bacb.com.
Recipients of the certificate who wish to pursue BCaBA certification will be well-positioned to obtain supervised positions in which they can accumulate the required hours of practical experience. Those who choose not to pursue BCaBA certification will nevertheless have acquired knowledge and skills that should be of considerable value in assisting with the implementation of behaviour change procedures in a variety of human service professions, such as social work, nursing, teaching, coaching, and organizational behaviour. Most importantly, the completion of this program will help meet the needs of a growing number of families in Alberta who are lobbying for increased access to ABA and ABA-related services.
Miranda Macauley, M.A., BCBA
Categories of Admission
Internal/Current MacEwan Student Applicants must have completed MacEwan’s:
- PSYC 281 with a minimum grade of C-
- PSYC 385 with a minimum grade of C-, or be currently enrolled in it
- a minimum of 60 university credits in a degree program
External applicants and past MacEwan University student applicants must have:
- completed MacEwan’s PSYC 281 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C-
- completed MacEwan’s PSYC 385 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C-
- been awarded an undergraduate degree in a related field from an accredited institute
- If you are currently enrolled in a MacEwan University program, proceed to step 3.
- If you are not a current MacEwan student, apply to Open Studies through Apply Alberta.
- Once you have a MacEwan Student ID, please complete the application form available through BICA@macewan.ca.
- Submit the completed application form, CV, Statement of Intent and all supporting documentation (i.e. out of province transcripts) to SCE@macewan.ca.
Successful application will be contingent on grades and statement of intent. Applications for the Fall term will be assessed beginning on May 1, applications for the Winter term will be assessed beginning on October 1, and applications for the Spring term will be assessed beginning on February 1.
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|PABA 386||The Science and Practice of Behaviour Self-Management||3|
|PABA 485||Single-Case Research Designs||3|
|PABA 486||Behavioural Interventions in Developmental Disabilities||3|
Field experience in applied behavioural analysis is also available as an optional, not for credit course (HTWL 0581 Applied Behavior Analysis Field Experience - 140). For information regarding the application process for the field experience course, please email BICA@macewan.ca.