Certificate in Behavioral Health

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About This Program

SMCC offers a Behavioral Health Certificate that aligns its curriculum around national standards and expectations. This one-year certificate is specifically designed to meet the requirements for certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C). MHRT/C certification is required by the state of Maine for work as an entry-level mental health practitioner.

Out-of-State Licensure Information

If you are completing this program and will be seeking licensure in another state, please download our Out-of-State Licensure document.

Your Certificate Courses

The Behavioral Health Certificate requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following courses are a sampling of what you might take as a student in this program and are subject to change.
Certificate Courses

  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychosocial and Vocational Rehabilitation
  • High Risk Populations
  • Human Diversity
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Substance Abuse
  • Group Process
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Case Management
  • Direct Service Practicum
  • Lab Science
  • English Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Fine Arts/Humanities and Mathematics electives

Current Major-Specific Courses Available

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Graduation Requirements

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. To view your specific program requirements or to search and register for courses, log in to MySMCC and visiting MyDegree.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of human systems: individual, group, organization, community and society, and their major interactions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human development, group dynamics, organizational structure, how communities are organized, how national policy is set, and how social systems interact in producing human problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the conditions that promote optimal functioning or the classes of deviation that limit desired functioning in the major human systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major models of causation that are concerned with the promotion of healthy functioning and treatment-rehabilitation.
  • Identify and select interventions that promote growth and goal attainment. Graduates will be able to conduct a competent problem analysis and select strategies, services or interventions that are appropriate to helping their clients attain a desired outcome.

Estimated Certificate Completion Time

31 credit hours are required to complete this program

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

Program Costs

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SMCC Graduates

92% of SMCC graduates gain employment or continue their education within 9 months of graduation