Autism Spectrum Certificate

Designed for those who work with peoples with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this program provides the foundational knowledge and skills often required for professionals, parents and/or caregivers. Courses include hands-on instruction in the provision of good care, education and social life strategies as well as creating a plan for a lifetime with ASD.

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Scott Poole, Autism Spectrum Certificate presenter


  • Kelowna
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  • Full program offered
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Tuition and fees

2023-24: $2,038.86

Program details

This 81-hour program is for persons who work, interact and live with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Courses will provide a thorough overview of ASD focusing on both theory and practical skills that will be useful for professionals, parents and/or caregivers. Multiple strategies, examples and tips, as well as concrete suggestions and in-depth resource listings that can be used to greatly enhance the quality of interactions with persons with autism in home, educational, daycare, social work or caregiver settings will be presented.

Campus Start date Schedule
Kelowna Jan. 23, 2024

Part time, online synchronous, Tue & Thu evenings, 6-9 p.m.

Admission requirements

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.

Program outline

AUSP 111 - An Overview of the Spectrum
AUSP 121 - Every Day on the Autism Spectrum
AUSP 131 - How to Information Share and Provide Good Care
AUSP 141 - Education and the Social Side of Life
AUSP 151 - Making Plans and Finding Facts Across a Person's Lifetime

Students must complete each course in the program with a minimum passing grade of 70% in each course.

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