Behavioral Health - Associate Degree Program Manager

Gain the Skills for an Important Career Helping Others

In as little as two years, graduate with a degree that will begin your journey!

Be inspired with a career working with individuals and families who receive behavioral health services. With your associate degree, you will be prepared to work as an important member of the behavioral health care team.

Our curriculum provides you with coursework in human growth and development, case management, counseling, developmental disabilities, and group dynamics giving you the opportunity to practice your skills at a behavioral health care facility during your fourth semester.

Whether you are seeking new skills to further your career or beginning your education in Behavioral Health, our degree gives you the choice to work in the field or to continue your education at a four-year university.*


*Pennsylvania Institute of Technology partners with Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University is offering Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Completion courses in Behavioral and Health Services at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. Students who transfer their P.I.T. degree to Philadelphia University may receive a scholarship up to 25% per credit. Click here for more information.



Behavioral Health Professions Include:

Mental Health Technician • Case Management Aide • Substance Abuse Technician • Residential Counselor • Corporate Employee-assistance Programs • Behavioral Health Associate Counselors

Curriculum Summary



Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BEH105 CPR and First Aid1
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
ENG108 English Composition3
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
BEH101 Introduction to Behavioral Health3
BEH107 Mental Health Disorders3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
BEH113 Group Dynamics3
BEH123 Trends in Developmental Disabilities3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO135 Anatomy and Physiology I4
BEH215 Behavioral Health Case Management3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
BEH203 Counseling Theories and Techniques3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BEH217 Behavioral Approaches3
BEH229 Family Counseling3
MTH130 Mathematics for Health Care Professionals3
BEH221 Resolution-based Counseling Skills3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BEH231 Applied Health Care Statistics3
BEH235 Health Care Informatics3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BEH239 Behavioral Health Practicum4

Term 1 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BEH105 CPR and First Aid1
HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age3
ENG108 English Composition3
PSY109 Human Growth and Development3
BEH101 Introduction to Behavioral Health3
BEH107 Mental Health Disorders3

Term 2 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG215 Analytical Writing3
SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications3
BEH113 Group Dynamics3
BEH123 Trends in Developmental Disabilities3

Term 3 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO135 Anatomy and Physiology I4
BEH215 Behavioral Health Case Management3
COM108 Communications and Social Interaction3
BEH203 Counseling Theories and Techniques3

Term 4 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BEH217 Behavioral Approaches3
BEH229 Family Counseling3
MTH130 Mathematics for Health Care Professionals3
BEH221 Resolution-based Counseling Skills3

Term 5 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BEH231 Applied Health Care Statistics3
BEH235 Health Care Informatics3

Term 6 Courses
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BEH239 Behavioral Health Practicum4

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