Students will complete this 45-credit hour program over 18 months. Courses will be delivered in a hybrid format, in which half of the course contact hours will be face-to-face and the other half will be online. Course meetings are scheduled with working professionals in mind.
Fall Admission: Hybrid format requires 50% face-to-face course meetings on campus at the Modesto Maidique Campus. As of Fall 2020, the face-to-face component of the program is being held remotely via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions. The program has plans to return to campus for in-person class meetings as soon as it is safe to do so. Classes will usually meet once per week each semester between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Subject is scheduled to change. Fall admission cohort students must complete their supervised practicum experience during their second, third, and final semesters in the program.
Spring Admission: Hybrid format requires 50% live meetings via Zoom. These synchronus course meetings will usually take place twice a week, starting at or after 5:00PM EST. Students in this hyrid-remote cohort must identify an eligible site to complete their supervised practicum experience in their local community during their second, third, and final semesters in the program.
Students in both cohorts must complete a practicum and capstone project as part of the supervised research courses and their practicum experience. The practicum is designed to allow students the option to complete 1,500 hours of Concentrated Supervised Fieldwork, and thus graduate from the program having met all of the requirements to sit for the BCBA exam. Exam preparation is included in the curriculum.