Course Description

This course is a continuation of ED X 309A.5. 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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Apr 02, 2025 to Jun 06, 2025
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (5 units) $680.00
Available for Credit
5 units
  • Joy Jin
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Section Notes

Required Subscription: 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 98.5% 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!

Important Notes: All courses are 5 units and offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through Canvas. 

After the 7th day of class, no late enrollments will be accepted (04/09/2025). 

Click here for instructions to access your online course on Canvas. 

No refunds after 04/13/2025