2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Mental Health (AAS)


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CIP 51.1599
Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) (Human Services Specialization)
Program Code: 480-01
Program Length: 2 years - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 66
Distance Learning Option Available

Program Advisor
April Hess
276.964.7209,
Russell Hall Room 134

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to prepare students as paraprofessionals in the field of human services. Successful completion of the program will qualify students for entry-level jobs in social services, mental health, mental retardation, child care, nursing homes, substance abuse and correctional facilities. The program will expose students to the characteristics, basic skills and knowledge necessary for human services providers.

Occupational Objective: Preparation for positions as human services workers in the following settings: Alcohol Treatment Program, Nursing Homes, Sheltered Workshop Programs, Social Services Departments, Senior Citizens Centers, Correctional Institutions, Group Homes and Clubhouses, Juvenile Treatment Centers

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements, established for the College (as listed under the general admission), entry into the Associate of Applied Science degree program with a major in mental health will require departmental permission.

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 16

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 18
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 18

Third Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 17
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 17

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 12
  • Lab Hours: 10
  • Course Credits: 15

Total Minimum Credits: 66


1Developmental coursework may require additional semesters to complete program.

* Students who do not wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree may substitute ENG 101 -ENG 102  for ENG 111 -ENG 112 .

Humanities elective choice is restricted to those marked 2 for those who take ENG 101 , ENG 102 .

**Psychology Elective:


***Human Services Elective:


Any HMS course not included in the curriculum.

******Requires approval of the Human Services Advisor.


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