Oregon Tech BIG Clinic and Training Center

In response to the growing demand for competent practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Oregon Tech offers Undergraduate and Graduate coursework that prepares students for these high-demand positions!


Whether enrolled at Oregon Tech's Portland-Metro or Klamath Falls campus, students obtain the skills needed to meet the demand for well-qualified, credentialed providers at the state and national level. Opportunities for supervised clinical work through applied experience in actual practice settings are available through a network of community partners.

Graduate Coursework

M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis

Oregon's only master's degree in applied behavior analysis, the MS-ABA curriculum focuses on providing a rigorous and thorough foundation in the science of behavior analysis. Students will be prepared to apply the principles of behavior analysis with diverse populations and in a wide variety of settings. Oregon Tech’s MS-ABA prepares students to meet national certification and Oregon licensure requirements.

Courses are taught on the Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses and are available to students everywhere via Zoom (a synchronous videoconferencing program). The use of Zoom technology provides an alternative to fully online, asynchronous programs for students in all areas of the state who prefer the real-time, face-to-face educational experience.

MEd in Education with Emphasis in ABA and ASD

This 45-credit MEd program combines Oregon Tech's 27-credit Graduate Certificate in ABA with 18 credits of Southern Oregon University's Autism Spectrum Disorders course sequence. The program provides rigorous training to meet the demand for well-qualified professionals to serve families and individuals with autism.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 27-credit, nine-course sequence for individuals wish to pursue additional coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved this course sequence as meeting the course work requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® exam.

BIG ABA Clinic

Students in Klamath Falls have the opportunity for paid experience working in the BIG ABA clinic providing EIBI, behavior reduction social skills, and feeding therapy under the supervision of Drs. Dawn Bailey and Ashley Bordelon.

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Undergraduate Coursework

BCaBA® Course Sequence

This undergraduate five course sequence is integrated within the Applied Psychology BS degree program. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved this course sequence as meeting the course work requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® exam.

B.S. Applied Psychology

Our undergraduate training program is incorporated within the Applied Psychology undergraduate curriculum and has been approved by the BACB® as meeting coursework standards for certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst®.

Careers in Applied Behavior Analysis

Career Success

Demand for Behavior Analysts continues to grow as indicated in this report on workforce demand.

The 2014 survey conducted by the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) reported that the modal income for behavior analysts was between $65,000 and $75,000, with 30% reporting income over $75,000. Behavior analysts reported working in a variety of areas including autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, education, child welfare, brain injury, corrections and delinquency, and organizational behavior management.

Settings where behavior analysts provide services include:

  • Parenting and Child Management
  • Education: From Preschool to University
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Childhood Autism
  • Schizophrenia
  • Clinical Behavior Therapy
  • Self-Management of Personal Problems
  • Medical and Health Care