Course Description

This course is ONLY for 5th Edition Applicants: This course is a continuation of ED X 309A. This course further explores the philosophical underpinnings and key concepts & principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).  Specific topics covered in this course include operant extinction, stimulus control, discrimination training, generalization, maintenance, motivating operations, rule-governed and contingency shaped behaviors, and verbal operant.  

Learner Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and provide examples of operant extinction.
  2. Define and provide examples of stimulus control.
  3. Define and provide examples of discrimination, generalization, and maintenance.
  4. Define and provide examples of motivating operations.
  5. Define and provide examples of rule-governed and contingency-shaped behavior.
  6. Define and provide examples of verbal operant.
  7. Define and provide examples of derived stimulus relations


Certification Disclosure: Completion of the UCSB PaCE ABA certificate program does not result in BCBA  certification. Individuals seeking certification must take and pass an examination with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). While courses in this certificate program may count toward the educational requirements for becoming eligible to take the examination, completion of this certificate program will not, in itself, result in BCBA or BACB certification. For more information about certification visit http://www.bacb.com.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Mar 29, 2022 to Jun 10, 2022
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes

This course is ONLY for 5th Edition Applicants

In lieu of textbooks, students are expected to sign up for the CBA Learning Module Series through Behavior Development Solutions (BDS). These modules align with course content and will help students prepare for the big exam. Per BDS, there is a 91% pass rate for students who complete 100% of their modules. You will qualify for a discount through us and will receive information on the first day of your class!

Note One business day after enrollment, but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete. 

No refunds after 04/11/2022