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2023-2024 Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Behavioral Health AAS

See list of Department Chairs on the Personnel  page.

Program Description

The Behavioral Health program (BHP) is a degree option for those who are interested in human behavior, especially in clinical or health-related settings. During the program, students will study behavioral health concepts related to addiction and substance abuse, counseling, group dynamics, and human development. The Behavior Health program will also cover current trends, best practices, and up-to-date research findings. If you wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree after earning your AAS, you can take advantage of a smooth transfer to UCCS for a BA in Human Services or CSU Pueblo for a BAS in Health Science and Administration.

Graduates from the behavioral health program can look forward to a rapidly growing job market that has several options.

Career Information

A behavioral health specialist is a professional who works with people who have disabilities or problems with behavior and learning impairment in a variety of settings ranging from residential to outpatient, including but not limited to department of corrections, youth residential facilities, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

Career Opportunities include:

  • Behavioral health technician
  • Case manager
  • Peer support worker
  • Community health worker
  • Family support worker
  • Respite care worker
  • Paraprofessional counselor
  • Social service liaison

Total Credits: 65

Certified Addiction Technician (CAT) courses are offered fall only. Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) courses offered spring and summer only. NOTE: Students must complete all CAT courses before completing CAS courses.

2nd Summer (7 credits)