Behavioral Health Support, Associate in Applied Science

Florissant Valley and Wildwood

The Behavioral Health Support AAS provides a pathway for entry-level positions within the helping professions. This program includes hands-on practicum experiences in community settings and prepares students for support positions in mental health settings while assisting clients with behavioral and mental health diagnoses. Graduates of this program are qualified for entry-level positions in state, county and local human service agencies, substance use disorder facilities, community mental health centers, hospitals, schools and other identified agencies. 

Admission to this program is contingent on meeting the established guidelines, which include a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, letters of reference, criminal background check and personal interview.

Program of Study

General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 103Report Writing3
COM 201Interpersonal Communication3
MTH 108Elementary Applied Mathematics (or higher)3
PSY 200General Psychology3
PSC 101Introduction to American Politics (or other designated Missouri State Requirement course)3
Area of Concentration
IS 116Computer Literacy3
PSY 205Human Growth and Development3
PSY 208Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 211Substance Use, Abuse and Dependence3
PRD 128Mental Health First Aid1
BHS 101Introduction to Behavioral Health Support3
BHS 102Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health Support3
BHS 103Systems of Care3
BHS 104Clinical Encounters I: Interviewing and Assessment3
BHS 105Integrated Health 3
BHS 201Clinical Encounters II: Crisis and Interventions3
BHS 203Evidence Based Treatment4
BHS 202Behavioral Health Support Practicum I4
BHS 204Behavioral Health Support Practicum II4
Total Credit Hours61