30-credit Technical Diploma
Program Code 31-522-3
Learn to teach, supervise and support children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Develop techniques to promote independence and social success for individuals with ASD, explore applicable laws and policies, and learn to work in educational, residential, home or behavioral treatment settings.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in one year.
You can begin this program in the fall semester.
How This Program Is Offered
Courses are organized into manageable eight-week segments that meet during evening hours and online.
What Makes This Program Unique
- Participate in a practical internship supporting individuals with ASD in a school, community or agency setting.
- Explore a comprehensive curriculum that covers the behavior, sensory and communication needs, and medical aspects of ASD.
- This program is ideal for those seeking entry-level employment or anyone supporting individuals with ASD.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
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 Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment (Reading only).
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2021 Start
- Submit application by August 2, 2021
- Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021
Spring 2021 Start
- This program cannot be started in spring.
Summer 2021 Start
- This program cannot be started in summer.
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program does not qualify for financial aid.
Questions? Contact your program advisor.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Learn more about tuition and fees.
- One-time caregiver background check: $10
$22,000 – $33,000 annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
If you are patient, motivated and have a desire to improve the lives of individuals living with autism, a career as an Autism Technician may be right for you. Those working in this field perform well in dynamic, fast-paced work environments and have excellent communication and collaboration skills.
- Autism Technician
- Autism Specialist
- Behavior Technician
- Paraprofessional - Special Education