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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mental Health Assistant Certificate

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The Mental Health certificate will prepare students for entry level positions as mental health aids, work in rehabilitation agencies, or at other mental health agencies. Mental health aids may be assigned to work under the supervision of a case social worker or trained psychologist to handle a wide range of case management responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge of the history and foundation of the human service profession
  2. Entry-level skills in the area of strategies and intervention
  3. Ability to work collaboratively in groups
  4. Application of skills and methods with different populations in need
  5. Entry-level competency in the performance of case management needs assessment, group work, interviewing process and client engagement

Please see Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for important information regarding this program and Fall 2023 opening of Connecticut State Community College.  

Certificate Requirements

Total Credits: 27

† Throughout this catalog, this symbol means that a pre-requisite is required. Please refer to the Course Descriptions  section.

SL: This course requires students to conduct 25 hours of service learning. Please consult with an academic counselor or contact the program coordinator for more details.

All courses taken in this certificate program can lead to our associate degree in Social Services: Mental Health Option.

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