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.
This program is designed to give students foundational behavioral health knowledge and skills to enhance their competency level for working with behavioral health clients.
- 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.
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)
|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 & Community Resources||3||Certificate Requirement|