2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 17, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Health Support (A.A.S.)

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A.A.S. Degree: 64 Hours

The Associate of Applied Science in Behavioral Health Support provides the training for employment as a Community Support Specialist/Care Coordinator.   The Community Support Specialist/ Care Coordinator serves an essential role in achieving better client outcomes, better client experiences and reduced costs; the triple aim of today’s health care system.  They assist clients with their behavioral health and physical health symptoms and interface with a variety of community agencies; i.e. schools, health providers, corrections, housing, employment and social services.  Employment options upon completion of this degree include but are no limited to:  Entry level positions in state, county, and local human service agencies,  substance counseling, positions in private or public treatment and rehabilitation centers, half-way houses, correction facilities, parole and probation,  drug court, retirement facilities, schools and other human service agencies.  This is a selective admission program.

General Education Requirements - 21 Credit Hours

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has identified a common set of general education courses that have been adopted statewide. These courses are called the “CORE 42.”  CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.

Courses in knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicates courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.

Courses that do not have this designation may still transfer to public and private colleges and universities in Missouri and elsewhere, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer to confirm.

Please refer to the MDHE Core Transfer Curriculum for detailed information on CORE 42 courses.

Program Specific Courses - 9 Credit Hours

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