The Behavioral Health program prepares you for working with individuals and their families who receive behavioral health services in a variety of 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 health care facility during their practicum in the fourth semester.
Flexible scheduling options — including online and blended learning, as well as day and evening classes – provide convenience and also 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.