Autism Technician Training
Are you a patient and reliable team player, with excellent critical thinking skills? Do you feel passionate about producing meaningful change in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their caregivers? Take the Allied Health 104 course to learn more about Autism Technician Training.
The Autism Technician Training course will prepare you for entry-level positions in the field of behavioral health treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD – generally just called “autism”, is a developmental disability characterized by deficits in social interaction and restrictive, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests, or activities (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Autism is a normal part of life for many – there is nothing wrong with being autistic! Being autistic may pose certain benefits like attention to detail, memorization, following rules, and being less susceptible to peer pressure. And, certainly, not all autistic individuals need treatment. However, just like the rest of us, some autistic people may benefit from therapy, especially if potentially harmful, dangerous, or illegal behaviors are occurring. Recent policy changes have created a growing demand for professionals to work with individuals with autism. Extensive opportunities for employment exist in the Central Valley.
Online classes offered each summer and fall semester.
Allied Health 104: Autism Technician Training
By enrolling in this course, you will gain the knowledge including how to objectively measure behavior and analyze data, assist behavior analysts with conducting a variety of assessments, teach new skills using a broad toolbox of strategies, effectively decrease problem behaviors using evidence-based strategies, document services in compliance with funding agencies, and assess how to respond to ethical dilemmas across a variety of situations.
Upon completing the course, you will be able to apply your newly developed skills, discover a natural career path, and gain full- or part-time employment with the flexibility to continue your education.
Note: the course provides an introduction and does not guarantee eligibility to pass licensure exams.
Email the division office or contact a Health & STEM counselor.