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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

CERTIFICATE

About our Behavioral Health Certificate

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.

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.

What opportunities does this program provide?

SMCC graduates in this program have gone on to work as:

  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • School Counselor

How do I complete this program?

Browse the information below to view our program requirements and how you might complete this program.

Estimated Certificate Completion Time

31-credit-hours-2-full-time-semesters

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.

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Are you a current student?

Be sure to view the degree program requirements for your specific program. Log into MySMCC and click My Maine Guide, MyDegree to learn more.

Related Programs

Not ready to commit to a certificate program? We may have other options that work for you.

Did you know that we offer a broad array of short-term workforce training programs that allow you to enter the workforce and start earning quickly? These programs are a great way to enter a career in your area of interest and to become accustomed to college classes. They are also often grant-funded (free of charge to trainees). And, if you find you want to keep going, we can help you find a related academic degree or certificate program of interest with which you can continue your education.

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Costs & Financial Aid

This certificate program may have specific associated costs which are important to know before attending. We encourage you to apply for financial aid which provides funds in the form of grants and scholarship (free), loans (need to repay) and student employment (earned money.)

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Contact Us:

Admissions: 207-741-5800 or admissions@smccME.edu 

Department Chair: Tom Richardson, 207-741-5655 or trichardson@smccME.edu

A three-credit class averages

LESS THAN
$450

Full-time tuition & fees

$4,156
PER YEAR

*Additional program costs may apply.

3 CAMPUSES

South Portland, Brunswick & Online