Mental Health/Addictions Technician (AAS)
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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16 credits completed in residence
2.25 grade point average
62 total credits
ASC 100-Freshman Seminar
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.
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