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Author: Capella Partnered with CARD
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This lesson covers background information and career opportunities at CARD and Capella.

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This lesson will review background information and career opportunities at CARD and Capella. Specifically, this lesson will cover:
  1. Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
  2. Capella University

1. Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

CARD

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD®) is the world’s largest autism treatment provider. CARD is an established institution with more than 250 locations in more than 30 states. Founded in 1990, CARD has been a leader in top-quality, evidence-based autism treatment services across center, home, school, and community settings for decades. CARD’s mission is to develop and disseminate treatment, research, and advocacy resources to the global autism community to ensure that individuals with autism have the tools they need to fulfill their potential.

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Behavior technicians are the backbone of CARD, working one-on-one with children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum to help them reach their maximum potential. Students who complete the Behavior Technician Training presented by Capella may be eligible for employment opportunities at a location near them, where they can complete the remaining requirements for both the Board Certified Autism Technician (BCAT) and Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT®) certifications. In addition, CARD behavior technicians receive ongoing supervision from Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBAs®), field experience, continuing education, tuition discounts, and professional development in order to maintain and build on their certifications.

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Some CARD sites may have space to complete the 15 hours of supervision required to obtain your BCAT. Please look here for more information.
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Completing this course is the first step in what can be a long and fulfilling career in the field of applied behavior analysis and with CARD!


2. Capella University

Capella University

The mission of Capella University is to extend access to high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. This mission is fulfilled through innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of adult learners and involve active, engaging, challenging, and relevant learning experiences offered in a variety of delivery modes.

At Capella University, we believe education transforms people’s lives and society—immediately and permanently. The innovative, intentionally designed competency-based education we offer enables adult learners to meet challenges in their careers, lead and make new contributions in their disciplines, and reach their professional and personal goals. Our educational pathways respect existing expertise and allow learners to focus on what is essential as they gain new competencies and expand on those they already have. The credentials they earn are signs of the professional relevancy, quality, and immediate applicability of their educational experience at Capella University and help to create new opportunities in the future. As partners in their education, we proudly serve the lifelong learning ambitions that allow our learners, alumni, their many communities, and our broader society to thrive.

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Capella University provides a variety of ways to save money including employer relationships, scholarship and other discounts.

Capella's vision is to create a flexible experience for learners that will help them achieve their personal and professional goals. With a suite of Applied Behavior Analysis programs, someone can start and grow their career in ABA at Capella. Capella University applied behavior analysis bachelor’s and master’s specializations are designed to meet the academic requirements for eligibility to pursue the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.

Below is a list of the ABA related programs at Capella:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in ABA
  • Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in ABA
  • Graduate Certificate in ABA
  • PhD in Psychology with a specialization in ABA (Aligned to the requirements for the BCBA-D)
Click here for more information on Capella's applied behavior analysis degree.

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CARD is dedicated to ensuring that its staff meets the highest standards of training and professionalism. In this regard, CARD has partnered with Capella to develop and present a comprehensive course to prepare students for the RBT exam. Students participating in the Capella program may have the ability to have their supervised practicum/fieldwork hours supported at a local CARD location working directly with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Click here for more information on the Capella University Certification Program and how to apply at CARD.

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In this lesson you learned about background information and career opportunities at CARD and Capella University. The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, or CARD, is the world's largest autism treatment provider. Completing this course gets you one step closer to becoming a behavior technician and a possible career with CARD! You also learned about degree opportunities with Capella University, where you can start and grow your career in ABA.