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Program Overview

The BCBA and BCaBA programs consist of 11 week courses with 2 week breaks in between courses.

Summer 2015 Cohort Schedule:

Class 1: July 7 - Sept 19, 2015
Class 2: October 6 - December 19, 2015
Class 3: January 5 - March 19, 2016
Class 4: April 5 - June 18, 2016
Class 5: July 5 - September 17, 2016
Class 6: October 4 - December 17, 2016


For information about the Board Exam, please contact your local testing center.

BCaBA Course Sequence:  

ABA 601 – Foundations and Concepts in Behavior Analysis (3 units)
ABA 602 – Behavior Analysis Processes For Behavior Change (3 units)
ABA 603 – Applied Behavior Analysis Applications for Complex Procedures and Promoting Behavior Change (3 units)
ABA 604 –Classroom Management, Instructional Methods, and Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis (3 units)

Courses must be taken in sequential order. Length of program is approximately 12 months.

BCBA Course Sequence:

ABA 601 – Foundations and Concepts in Behavior Analysis (3 units)
ABA 602 – Behavior Analysis Processes For Behavior Change (3 units)
ABA 603 – Applied Behavior Analysis Applications for Complex Procedures and Promoting Behavior Change (3 units)
ABA 604 –Classroom Management, Instructional Methods, and Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis (3 units)
ABA 605 – Applied Behavior Analysis in Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 units)
ABA 606 – Ethics and Professional Conduct in Behavior Analysis (3 units)

Courses must be taken in sequential order. Length of program is approximately 18 months.

Course Matrix

More information regarding certification at: http://www.bacb.com/index.php

Expectations of an online program

Learning through online courses is different than taking traditional courses. Most dramatically, it places more responsibility on the student to progress through assignments as described in the course schedule and stay in touch with peers and professors. Technology skills: These are the basic ones that you will need to participate in the online components of your classes. In addition to these, you will also learn more advanced skills through the different courses that you will take during your program. Basic typing proficiency in order to communicate with others (e.g. in online discussion forums, sharing of work online using a variety of text-based tools) and for submission of word processed, written assignments.
Use of email (using CSUSM email account) to communicate with other students, faculty and staff. You should be able to send and receive email attachments. Using the Internet to access online course materials and CSUSM online resources.