Basic Behavioral Health Sciences Track B

CERT - Occupational Certificate

Provide students with a foundation in the study of human behavior and prepare them to assist in caring for individuals with mental illness and challenging behaviors. The focus of this program is on didactic knowledge, hands-on learning experiences, and practical training for students with previous nursing assistant, caregiver, or medical assistant training or work experience.

Program Purpose

This program is designed to give students foundational behavioral health knowledge and skills to enhance their competency level for working with behavioral health clients.

Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish the roles and responsibilities of various members in a multidisciplinary behavioral health team.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills important in maintaining and establishing relationships.
  • Practice techniques and strategies to resolve and prevent future effects of compassion fatigue, workplace stress, and burnout.
  • Assess and document the complex needs of a diverse population in behavioral health and social service settings.
  • Distinguish between multiple mental illnesses and their common presentations.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

One Semester (Fall or Spring)

Course Course Title Credits Area
BHS 101 Introduction to Behavioral Health & Communication Skills 2 Certificate Requirement
BHS 103 Case Documentation 1 Certificate Requirement
BHS 104 Behavioral Health Clinical Experience 2 Certificate Requirement
BHS 105 Clinical Behaviors 2 Certificate Requirement
BHS 106 Personal Wellbeing & Basic Care Coordination 3 Certificate Requirement
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