Oct 21, 2021
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Health Workforce Shortage Program
This is a selective admissions program.
General Education - 22-23 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
Students may choose one of the courses below to meet the Diversity requirement.
Program Requirements - 40 Credits
(Students must complete one course for three credits)
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 65-66*
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 66-67 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- recognize and demonstrate the impact of stigma in mental illness treatment;
- participate in the daily oversight and evaluation of mental health consumers as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
- manage crisis situations, including assessment and determining the most appropriate level of intervention for each client;
- assess, refer, and implement appropriate intervention/rehabilitation methods;
- demonstrate verbal and written skills in communicating clinical issues, treatment plans, strength assessments, and progress notes;
- identify the therapeutic method and lead psychosocial skills groups; and
- analyze and demonstrate core ethical and professional standards and behaviors n providing mental health services.
This program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of mental health and human services agencies. This curriculum is designed to train students to work as members of a mental health services delivery team and to render service directly to clients who may be in need of counseling, therapy, education or help with social problems. Graduates of the program are employed in mental health hospitals, community mental health clinics, centers for developmentally disabled, substance abuse treatment programs and other agencies responsible for the mental health and human service needs of the community.
Admission to this program is a separate process from admission to the college. Admission to the School of Health Professions programs is competitive and selective and is based on published criteria. Information about admissions processes for the programs in the School of Health Professions and the Selective Admissions Application is all found online. The first step of the process is to apply for admission to CCBC. Once the student receives a CCBC ID number and a student SIMON account, the applicant should go to his/her SIMON account, select the Student Services tab, and locate the desired application under the Admission section. Complete the following steps.
- Enroll and complete MNTH 101 with a grade of “C” or better.
- During the semester of MNTH 101 , using the CCBC student ID number, log in to the student SIMON account and select the Student Services tab to locate the application for the Associate of Applied Science in Mental Health.
- Complete the online application and pay the $20 application fee.
- Submit additional information to the Admissions office.
- Schedule an interview with the Mental Health Program Director after receiving correspondence from the Office of Selective Admissions to do so.
- Contact Mr. Charlie Martino for program advisement and general School of Health Professions questions at 443-840-1037.
School of Health Professions Policies:
Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code, exhibit professional behavior, communicate effectively in English, provide proof of health insurance and immunizations, and are asked to submit to a criminal background check and may be asked to undergo random urine drug testing.