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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant


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 www.dmacc.edu/programs/aging.

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.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 12


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approx) 300-400 300-400

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: $2,364 - $2,564*

*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.
  • ncrease 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 nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination 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 may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)