Autism for Educators
9-credit Technical Certificate
Program Code 40-522-CC
Learn characteristics, strategies and techniques to promote educational and social success in individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This certificate is designed for educators and paraprofessionals interested in learning how to support individuals with ASD in classroom settings.
How Long It Will Take
Students can complete this program in two semesters.
You can begin this program in the spring semester.
How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting.
What Makes This Program Unique
- Gaining a foundational understanding of the causes and characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Learn specialized training in response to intervention and applied behavior analysis.
- Quickly and effectively learn how to best support children with autism in the classroom.
- Credits from this short-term certificate program may be applied toward the Foundations of Teacher Education associate degree.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
Financial Aid Eligibility
This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program. Questions? Contact your program advisor.
The cost of your certificate depends on the number of total credits. Learn more about tuition and fees.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How to Get Started
- Prospective certificate students do not need to complete an application for admission to WCTC.
- First semester students may register during Open Registration for General Public.
- Prerequisite and program restrictions may apply.
- After the start of their first class, students must declare their intent to complete a certificate.
- Certificate students are eligible to receive priority registration for their second semester.
High School Dual Credits
Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.
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