BHS STUDENT OF
What made you decide to apply to the BHS program? After studying psychology for a couple of years at another college, I was looking for a school that was a great fit for my busy lifestyle and an affordable program that would qualify me to start working in the field (more...)
Spring/Winter Registration Begins November 2
Withdrawal for Fall Classes November 14
Commencement Day May 13
FMI: see the academic calendar
TO RECEIVE THE FULL MHRT/C
The Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C) certification is governed by the Muskie Center. In order to receive the MHRT/C, you will need to complete the application to obtain the state certification. The certification will NOT be automatically sent to you upon graduation; you must apply. There is no fee for the application.
Once you've completed all of your degree requirements (i.e earned your Associate's degree) including the seven MHRT/C required courses, you can complete your application to receive your certification.
The 7 courses that are required for the MHRT/C are:
HUS-101 Intro. to Human Services (formerly BHS-101)
PSY-210 Psychology Across the Lifespan
PSY-230 Abnormal Psychology
PSY-232 Introduction to Counseling
PSY-234 Trauma and Recovery
PSY-244 Psychosocial Rehabilitation SOC-210 Social Problems
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH STUDIES (61 credit program)
Associates in Applied Science
The Associate in Applied Science Behavioral Health Studies program is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a position in the mental health field or continue their studies at the Baccalaureate level. Areas of study include trauma, vocational rehabilitation, substance abuse issues, human development, cultural awareness, counseling theories, and the role of mental health providers.
Graduates of the associate degree program are eligible to receive their Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Certification (MHRT/C) by virtue of their degree. This certificate represents the minimum licensing qualifications necessary for working in the mental health field in Maine (more...)
Course Sequencing and Selection
These are recommendations of courses that you should take in the first or second year of the BHS program. There are various semester lengths offered at YCCC. This allows students to expedite their program and students may start BHS courses during an accelerated or summer semester. Students who placed into developmental math and/or English, may take a little longer to complete the program. The BHS program requires that students complete 61 credits.
Course Recommendations for First-Year Students in BHS
ENG 101 College Composition
Mathematics course from Core IV
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
HUS 101 Intro Human Services
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SPE 101 Oral Communications
*PSY 210 Psychology Across the Lifespan
*PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology
Computer literacy (CIS-115 or CIS-118)
PHI 102 Ethics in Contemporary Society
Course Recommendations for Second-Year Students in BHS
*SOC 210 Social Problems *PSY 232 Introduction to Counseling *PSY 234 Trauma and Recovery Program elective courses (12 credits) General Education Core IV, Lab Science (4 credits) *PSY 244 Psychosocial Rehabilitation Open Elective (3 credits)
*Due to contractual agreements with the Muskie Center, these courses cannot be transferred into YCCC from another institution. These courses must be taken at YCCC due to MHRT/C regulations.
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