MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATE A.A.S. (TP): 560
Total Credits: 60
Catalog Editions 07-08 through 09-10
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GENERAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION & DISTRIBUTION COURSES
FOUNDATION COURSES
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
English 101 (if needed for EN102 or EN109/Substitute if not)
EN101
3
 
English Foundation (EN102 or EN109)  
3
 
Math Foundation (MA110 or higher)  
3
 
Speech Foundation (SP108, 112, or 212)  
3
 
Health Foundation
HE100
1
 
         
DISTRIBUTION COURSES
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
Arts or Humanities Distribution (ARTD or HUMD)  
3
 
Behavioral / Social Science Distribution (BSSD)
PY102
3
 
Behavioral / Social Science Distribution (BSSD)*  
3
 
Natural Sciences Lab Distribution (NSLD)  
4
 
         
CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
 
PY221
3
 
PY ELECTIVE
 
3
 
ELECTIVE
 
1
 
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATE COURSES
MH101
3
 
(TP ONLY)
MH102
3
 
 
MH112
3
 
 
MH200
6
 
 
MH200
6
 
 
MH208
3
 
 
MH213
3
 
       
       
  Note: Overall GPA of 2.0 is required AND a grade of C or better in each mental health and psychology course must be achieved.
      Total Credits:  
* Students should select a behavioral and social sciences that is not a PY course.  

Students who plan to major in mental health associate will be assigned the temporary major of pre-mental health associate, with POS code 560, until they are officially admitted to the mental health associate program. Students may take preparatory courses and courses that fulfill general education requirements during the waiting period. As an alternative to being assigned a temporary major, students waiting for admission to the mental health associate program may choose to major in general studies or any other open-admission program. The Office of Admissions, Records, and Registration at Takoma Park will assign a matriculated code once students are admitted to the mental health associate program.

This curriculum is designed to educate a mental health generalist who is trained for a variety of related occupations, rather than for a specific job. Students study a core of general education subjects combined with specialized courses related to a wide spectrum of human services. Part of the curriculum consists of supervised field experiences in several different kinds of agencies and institutions in the field of human services such as those in mental health, mental retardation, gerontology, drugs and alcohol rehabilitation, corrections, and school systems, and in culturally disadvantaged areas.

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the College, applicants will be interviewed by the coordinator of the mental health associate curriculum. Personal characteristics such as maturity, aptitude, motivation, previous experience, and evidence of ability to complete the curriculum will be considered.

In addition to the scholastic standards required of all students at the College, students in the mental health associate curriculum are expected to achieve a grade of C or better in each mental health and psychology course. Completion of all requirements for this curriculum will lead to the award of the A.A.S.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

 
This document is for planning purposes ONLY and completion does not guarantee graduation.
See an advisor to submit an Application for Graduation the semester BEFORE you intend to graduate.
Mental Health Associate
Website
 
Last modified: July 2009
This degree is a Career Program and may not readily transfer to four-year institutions
(except in special cases). Visit the transfer planning website for transfer information.
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