Behavioural Science Technology Program (Intensive) (C136)

Behavioural Science Technology
School of Health and Wellness
Waterfront Campus
43 weeks (3 semesters)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Behavioural Science Technology (Intensive) is a one-year intensive course for those who have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field. This program provides students with an opportunity to study applied behaviour analysis and behavioural intervention.

Full Program Descriptions



Behavioural Science Technology (Intensive) is a one-year intensive diploma program for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree with a major in Psychology or a related discipline.

This program provides students with an opportunity to study applied behaviour analysis and behavioural intervention.

The themes in the program include:

  • behavioural theory and application
  • program development
  • scientific method
  • ethics and professionalism
  • diversity
  • general education with an emphasis on practical application in the field

Practicum and course work is often related to autism and developmental disabilities.

Approved course sequence for the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Note: Travel may be required for field education due to the number of opportunities for appropriate placements within the Greater Toronto Area. Students may be placed in locations as far east as Oshawa, as far west as Burlington and as far north as Vaughan. 

This program is unique in the Greater Toronto Area.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

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Course Outline

Required Courses 


semester courses
Code Course Name
BST1001 Behaviour Theory and Practice I: An Introduction to Applied Analysis
BST1011 Behaviour Theory and Practice II: Behavioural Assessment
BST2001 Behaviour Theory and Practice III: Behavioural Techniques
BST2002 Research Design
BST1013 Ethics and Legal Issues


semester courses
Code Course Name
BST2104 Field Placement IV
BST2105 Field Seminar IV
BST2101 Behaviour Theory and Practice IV: Specialized Instructional Methods
BST3103 Working with Specific Populations: Mental Health and Addictions
BST3001 Behaviour Theory and Practice V: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
BST3007 Advanced Issues in Behavioural Science
BST3002 Mediator Training


semester courses
Code Course Name
BST2003 Crisis Prevention and Intervention
BST3104 Field Placement VI
BST3105 Field Seminar VI

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Employment is often related to autism and developmental disabilities.

Graduates are employed in a variety of settings with diverse clinical populations of all ages who frequently present challenging behaviours. They may work to develop and implement behavioural interventions designed to manage challenging behaviours and/or teach skills.

Graduates may find employment in:

  • intensive behavioural intervention programs (IBI)
  • schools
  • hospitals
  • residential and treatment facilities
  • vocational agencies

Tuition and Fees


$3,585.00 * ‡

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

‡ Spring/summer semester fees are paid separately.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

  • Completion of a 3-year or 4-year B.A or B.Sc degree with a major in Psychology (or related discipline)

English Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

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Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Special Requirements  

Additional Mandatory Requirements

Pre-placement Health Form

  • Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for the program. It may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
  • All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
  • For further details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the Pre-placement website at

Police Vulnerable Sector Check (must be valid annually)

  • In compliance with the requirements of our placement partners, all students in this program are required to have a police vulnerable sector check completed, and this check must be renewed annually before entering into field or clinical placement.
  • The police vulnerable sector check process typically takes two to three months, but under some circumstances can take four to eight months. This is required to protect the clientele of our placement partner agencies, who are considered “vulnerable persons” under the law.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring that the police vulnerable sector check covers appropriateness for “individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s).”
  • Students are required to keep the original copy of their police vulnerable sector check.
  • Students who are unable to provide a “clear” police vulnerable sector check may not be able to start their field or clinical placement and therefore may be unable to complete the program. Students who are not eligible to attend their practice placement due to a “not clear” status will jeopardize their progress in the program.
  • Failure to meet the requirements for field placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment.
  • The fees for the police record check vary and must be paid by the student. For more information, please visit the Pre-placement website at

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Student Success

Success Stories  

“It was the field placements that really drew me to the program because I wanted to find out that this was something I could do for 30 or 40 years. Looking back, I’m really glad that I chose to go to George Brown. It provided me with the foundation that I was looking for to get the job that I wanted.”

Oliver Blunn (Graduate 2007, Behavioural Science Technology [Intensive])

Contact Us

Contact Us  

To book an information session, call the School of Health and Wellness at 416-415-5000, ext. 4542 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., or email

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.