Behavioral Technician and Medical Office: Online Certificate Program

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This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Develop a versatile skill set that will equip you for multiple roles in a healthcare setting. In this program, you’ll gain the knowledge to acquire two industry-leading credentials and learn the ins and outs of treating behavioral issues and working in an administrative role. Earn your certificate online and start making a difference in as little as 6 months!

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Course length

18 weeks

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Weekly time commitment

15-20 hours

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If you have a love of psychology and behavioral health, a behavior technician role provides a good balance of both. Our Behavior Technician and the Medical Office certification program sets you up to begin your career with the skills to thrive and earn your credentials as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).

Through the RBT program, you will learn a series of documentation and protocol rules and regulations that have to be adhered to, not only for thorough records but also according to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) guidelines and HIPAA regulations. You will study a list of subjects written by a licensed BCBA-D (Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctorate) and BCBA in order to learn the material needed to test and pass the BACB RBT Certification exam. Both of these are extremely important – this course is offered as part of the RBT training and should be understood prior to taking the BACB examination for the RBT certificate.

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

Registered behavioral technician jobs are expected to grow by 9% between 2021 and 2031, which is much faster than the national average.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this Behavioral Technician and Medical Office Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Are you interested in a versatile career in healthcare that requires a balance of skills and working with people?  
  • Are you a good communicator, both in terms of explaining procedures and listening to individuals' needs?  
  • Are you capable of collecting and analyzing data to track progress and make necessary adjustments?  
  • Are you compassionate and able to build rapport and trust with individuals and their families? 

Career Paths

Registerd Behavioral Technician (RBT)
ABA Therapist
Behavior Support Specialist
Special Education Assistant
Austim Support Specialist
Family Support Worker
Youth Counselor