Sep 22, 2023
Total Credits: 18
Major Number: 5902
CIP Code: 51.1502
This certificate prepares students to enter the workplace as a Mental Health Behavioral Aide II. Mental Health Behavioral Aides help children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral concerns learn, practice, and retain skills that are initially taught by a therapist. This work may take place at the child’s home, school, or other settings in the community. The coursework in this certificate provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge about mental health, human development, and psychological principles that they will need for this position, and prepares students to provide direct patient care under the supervision of a mental health professional.
Career/Occupational Electives Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
MnTC Elective Requirements
Select at least one
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 188.8.131.52
Each course applied to the certificate must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Explain how biological, psychological, and environmental factors affect mental health
- Describe common psychological disorders in the DSM, including their treatments
- Identify the types of psychotropic medications used with children and adults, as well as their potential side effects
- Explain physical, cognitive, and psychosocial developmental changes throughout childhood and adolescence
- Describe societal attitudes toward mental illness within contemporary society
- Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills that are effective in mental health-related situations, including de-escalation and redirecting behavior
Program Contact Information
Bruce Hinrichs 651.779.3458 Room 3453 West
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.