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

Mental Health Aide

See list of Department Chairs on the Personnel  page.

Program Description

The Mental Health Aide certificate is an 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, and group dynamics. The courses for this certificate may be appliedtowards the Behavioral Health AAS degree. 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 Administration. in Health Science and Administration.

Career Information

A Mental Health Aide 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:

  • Peer support worker
  • Community health worker
  • Family support worker
  • Respite care worker

Total credits: 17