Behavioral Health - Associate Degree Program Manager

About the Program

The Behavioral Health associate degree program prepares individuals for an entry-level career working with individuals and families who receive behavioral health services in a variety of settings.  The curriculum includes coursework in human growth and development, case management, counseling, developmental disabilities, and group dynamics. Students are given the opportunity to practice their skills at a behavioral health care facility during their practicum in the fourth semester.  Transfer opportunities are available for students wishing to continue to earn their bachelor degree.

Career Opportunities

Students who hold a degree in Behavioral Health can work in many areas, including:
  • Criminal justice
  • Mental health facilities
  • Children and youth agencies
  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers
  • Hospitals
  • Corporate employee-assistance programs
  • Prevention and intervention centers

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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