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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant

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Students completing the four required courses of the certificate can elect to complete a practicum of 1000 hours making them eligible to take the BAaCB exam. These individuals would work in a variety of health care settings working with staff to implement behavioral modification.

For more information about the Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate, please visit our website at

Important note: Students are strongly advised to contact one of the staff members of Aging Services Management in Bldg. 24, Room 208A, on the Ankeny Campus or call 515-964-6262 or 515-964-6814 for additional important information.

Location: Ankeny

Program Entry Requirements

Program Chair approval.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 12

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs for books, supplies, etc., will be $150-$200 per course.

The Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate program requires students to supply the Aging Services Management
office with a current criminal background/abuse check, current physical exam, TB test and proof of immunizations/titers
after their acceptance into the program. Students are responsible for the cost of each of these.

Approximate total for program: $2,316*

*Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

• Observe and provide behavior change procedures.
• Improve quality of life for the elderly in any position in the healthcare field.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

• Ability to access the internet.
• Ability to communicate well with others.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?

• Must have earned a four-year degree prior to entry into this program.
•Increase the quality of life for the elderly.
•Increase quality of care for the elderly.
• Average starting salary varies with each position.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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