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Behavioral Health


Health Sciences Virtual Open House: Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m.

Curious about the vast array of health career pathways MC offers? Join our virtual open house.

Our virtual open house will feature faculty, students, and alumni in nursing, physical therapy assistant, and community health followed by Q&A and breakout sessions in:

  1. Nursing (RN)
  2. Allied Health: Physical Therapy Assistant, Surgical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Health Information Management, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), and more.
  3. Health Enhancement, Exercise Science, and Physical Education: Advanced Personal Trainer Certificate, Behavioral Health, Community Health, Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Public Health Sciences.
  4. Noncredit Health Sciences: Noncredit Nursing, Phlebotomy, CMA, CNA, and more.

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Behavioral Health AA Program

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, behavioral health is the study of "mental health and substance abuse, life stressors and crises, stress related physical symptoms, and health behaviors". It is a dynamic and growing field that focuses on promoting positive health behaviors while reducing or eliminating health risk behaviors. The goal of this program is to foster resilience in an environment that supports students from diverse backgrounds and life experience. The program is designed to transfer to UMBC's baccalaureate social work program at the Universities at Shady Grove campus. The program also serves to train students for entry-level positions as aides or technicians in various mental health disciplines.

The Behavioral Health AA is a designated statewide program. The Maryland Higher Education Commission designates some community college programs as statewide programs. A student may enroll in any of these programs at the same rates as in-county residents if the program is not offered by their local community college or if the student cannot enroll due to an enrollment limit. For more information on statewide programs, please see Curricula Informationnew windownew window.

Behavioral Health AA Degree

Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

The Behavioral Health program is now part of MC’s Early College program. Find out more!