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Class Starts Spring 2017!

ALD HTH 025 - QUALIFIED AUTISM SERVICE PROFESSIONAL

Email AlliedH@wlac.edu or call 310-287-4464 for application information

 

Join the rewarding and growing field of autism treatment! 

Get the training and experience you need to become part of a team delivering behavioral interventions to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  ASD is a neuro-developmental disorder that emerges in early childhood.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD in the United States.


Autism Technician Job Growth & Demand

Recent policy changes have created a growing demand for autism technicians. Apply your newly developed skills, discover a natural career path, and earn up to $12-18 per hour full or part-time with the flexibility to continue your education.  Gain valuable on-the-job experience during the course. Students who successfully complete the course will have the training and experience required to be eligible to take the exam to become a Board Certified Autism Technician (BCAT). Learn more about the BCAT accreditation at www.behavioralcertification.org.   

 

Student Eligibility and Requirements

  • Desire to work with children with special needs
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age and social security card (for employment)
  • Complete an Application (available at the orientation)
  • Negative TB skin test
  • Pass a criminal background check (approx. $52)
  • Abide by uniform and appearance requirements during internship
  • College level course work in Math 105 and English 20A or ESL 6 with a grade of "C" or better OR completion of the college assessment examination offered in the Student Assessment Center
  • Ability to travel to the local practicum site.

 

Course Information

  • Allied Health 25
  • Dates: February 6th - June 5th
  • Additional 36 hours of internship to be scheduled alongside a behavioral therapist
  • $120 textbook and web access fee

 

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