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Behavioral Healthcare Specialist
Restricted Entry
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

Catalog Year 2014-2015*

*Information regarding the requirements for this Restricted Entry program is available by accessing the Admission Requirements page.

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Leslie Allen: 503-491-7178 - Room AC 2765

Dr. Ann Bonner: 503-491-7425 - Room AC 2771

Kathleen Hannigan-McNamara: 503-491-7403 - Room AC 2774

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The Behavioral Healthcare Specialist certificate is designed for people who would like to pursue an entry-level position in the behavioral health, mental health, or social service field. A three quarter sequence of courses is theory and experiential-based. Courses introduce students to the skills of counseling, case management, professional practice and diagnosis and treatment.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the values and ethics that are intrinsic to the human services profession
  • Demonstrate professional interviewing skills
  • Demonstrate writing skills appropriate to clinical documentation

Students interested in this program must apply for and be accepted into the Mental Health/Human Service program. This Career Pathway Certificate is available only to Mental Health/Human Services AAS students. Students can obtain the application materials on our website at Once you have read the application packet, if you have questions, please call 503-491-7256.

All coursework can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mental Health/Human Services. Students who complete this certificate program have the option of continuing their course work toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mental Health/Human Service.

Please check the MHCC website for any curricular changes that have occurred since the catalog was published.

First Quarter (Fall) Cr
HS101 Introduction to Social Services 3
HS111 Interviewing Skills I 2
HS141 Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances 3
HE202 Adult Development and Aging 1
WR121 English Composition 4
Second Quarter (Winter)
HS112 Interviewing Skills II 2
HS135 Case Management I: Intake and Assessment 2
HS150 The Effective Helper, A Personal Skills Approach 3
HS151 Motivational Interviewing 1
HS222 Diagnosis and Treatment: Clinical Disorders 3
Third Quarter (Spring)
HS113 Interviewing Skills III: Cross Cultural 3
HS136 Case Management II: Process and Practice 2
HS223 Diagnosis and Treatment: Personality Disorders 2
HS291 Practicum Seminar 2
WE280HD Cooperative Education Internship 4
Total Credits 37

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