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.
Knowledge of the history and foundation of the human service profession
Entry-level skills in the area of strategies and intervention
Ability to work collaboratively in groups
Application of skills and methods with different populations in need
Entry-level competency in the performance of case management needs assessment, group work, interviewing process and client engagement
† 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.
Becoming Connecticut State Community College
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See Becoming Connecticut State Community College for more detail about this exciting transition!