The Behavioral Health Support Program trains students for employment in behavioral health, community support and human service roles. Students seeking a position to aid the needy in their community should consider these career options. This program includes 360 hours of work experience during which students will assist real clients with their behavioral and physical health. This is an accelerated program, with students finishing in a year and a half. Unlike the A.A. in Behavioral Science, which is designed for students seeking a four-year degree, the A.A.S. degree qualifies students to enter the workforce immediately. Community support specialists are always in-demand. Graduates find work in rehab clinics, half-way houses, retirement centers and other facilities that help society’s most vulnerable members.
The Behavioral Health Support Program is supported by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.