The Behavioral Health program prepares you for working with individuals and their families who receive behavioral health services in various settings - from mental health facilities and rehabilitation centers to hospitals and behavioral health clinics.
The program's curriculum, taught by working professionals in the field, provides coursework in human growth and development, case management, developmental disabilities, and mental health disorders. Critical thinking and communication skills are also emphasized. Students are given the opportunity to practice skills learned in the classroom at a behavioral healthcare facility during their practicum in the fourth semester.
Flexible scheduling options - including online and blended learning and day and evening classes - provide convenience and help you earn your associate degree in as little as 18 months. If you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree after earning your A.S. in Behavioral Health, you'll have the advantage of a smooth transfer to a four-year university.
The behavioral health field is rapidly growing and offers abundant career opportunities. Share your compassion and interpersonal skills in a rewarding career as a behavioral health professional.
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- Curriculum Summary
Course Code Course Name Credits SIT203 Basic Office Software Applications 3.00 ENG108 English Composition 3.00 BEH101 Introduction to Behavioral Health 3.00 ENG215 Analytical Writing 3.00 HUM140 Critical Thinking in the Modern Age 3.00 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3.00 BEH113 Group Dynamics 3.00 PSY109 Human Growth and Development 3.00 MTH130 Mathematics for Health Care Professionals 3.00 COM108 Communications and Social Interaction 3.00 BEH203 Counseling Theories and Techniques 3.00 BEH107 Mental Health Disorders 3.00 BEH217 Behavioral Approaches 3.00 BIO112 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4.00 BEH123 Trends in Developmental Disabilities 3.00 BEH229 Family Counseling 3.00 BEH221 Resolution-based Counseling Skills 3.00 MTH207 Statistics 3.00 BEH215 Behavioral Health Case Management 3.00 POOL8088 Criminal Justice Elective 1 3.00 POOL8086 Free Elective 1 3.00