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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mental Health

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Health Workforce Shortage Program
Sslective Admissions Program

Semester Sequence

NOTE: This is a suggested schedule for students who have completed any developmental course work and have no transfer credits. Students are required to complete the English and Mathematics requirements within the first 24 credit hours of courses. The remaining General Education courses can be taken in the order that students desire taking into account course prerequisites and course frequencies. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Summer Semester Year 1

Winter Semester Year 2


General Education - 22-23 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose one of the courses below to meet the Diversity requirement.

Program Requirements and Electives - 37 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 62-63*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

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.

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, immunizations, and a tuberculosis (TB) test; and submit to a criminal background check and random drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.


Effective January 5, 2015, applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a new Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.

 Admission to the Mental Health program is a separate process from admission to the College. Students must:

  1. enroll and complete MNTH 101 or MNTH 130 with a grade of “C” or better;
  2. during the semester of MNTH 130, go to the Mental Health Program admission packet at School of Health Professions website;
  3. complete the online application using your CCBC student ID number and pay the $50 application fee;
  4. upload additional admissions information, 2 professional reference letters and a one page essay directly to the CAS;
  5. schedule an interview with the Mental Health Program Director after receiving correspondence from the SHP Admissions Office to do so; and contact Ms. Luba Lebed for program advisement and general School of Health Professions questions at 443-840-1593. 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. recognize and demonstrate the impact of stigma in mental illness treatment;
  2. participate in the daily oversight and evaluation of mental health consumers as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
  3. manage crisis situations, including assessment and determining the most appropriate level of intervention for each client;
  4. assess, refer, and implement appropriate intervention/rehabilitation methods;
  5. demonstrate verbal and written skills in communicating clinical issues, treatment plans, strength assessments, and progress notes;
  6. identify the therapeutic method and lead psychosocial skills groups; and
  7. analyze and demonstrate core ethical and professional standards and behaviors n providing mental health services. 


This program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE).

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