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Mental Health/Addictions Technician (AAS)

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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 Neil Westergaard
 Neil Westergaard 
Associate Professor
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    Degree Requirements

    16 credits completed in residence
    2.25 grade point average
    62 total credits
    ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
    General Education Requirements

    The two-year associate degree program is designed to prepare students to work in entry-level positions in mental health or addictions facilities.  Completers of the program may be employed in mental health centers, drug treatment centers, human service organizations, hospitals, and public and private residential treatment centers.  Technicians will typically work under the supervision of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction counselors, and nurses. 

    The curriculum provides a background in psychology, sociology, related laws and regulations and the core courses in mental health and addictions.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students to assist in problem solving, crisis management, case management, medication monitoring, and living activities.  The curriculum consists of theory courses and hands-on internships. 

    Students can complete a certificate program with one year of study, or an Associate in Applied Science Degree after completing a second year of additional study.

    Degree Planning Worksheet - Mental Health Addictions (AAS)

    Suggested Courses                                                                          Credits

    AH 282
    BIOL 115
    CSCI 101
    ENGL 110
    HPER 210
    MATH 100
    MHA 201
    MHA 205
    MHA 210
    MHA 215
    MHA 220
    PSYC 111
    PSYC 250
    PSYC 270
    SOC 115
    SOC 235
    SWK 200
    SWK 256

    Healthcare Law and Ethics
    Human Structure & Function
    Introduction to Computers
    College Composition I
    First Aid & CPR
    Applied Mathematics (or higher)
    Mental Health I
    Mental Health II
    Addictions I
    Addictions II
    Internship
    Introduction to Psychology
    Developmental Psychology
    Abnormal Psychology
    Social Problems
    Cultural Diversity
    Introduction to Helping Relationships
    Introduction to Human Services
    Electives

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