Program: Human Services
Option: Mental Health
Contact: Dr. Herb Ziegler
Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Credits Required: 61
The Chesapeake College Human Services Degree – Mental Health Option provides comprehensive training in mental health counseling for paraprofessionals new to or already employed in the human services field.
PROGRAM GOALS: The Human Services Degree – Mental Health program will:
· Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the college’s general education competencies.
· Prepare students for entry-level mental health employment in a human service agency or for transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work program at a four-year institution.
The Human Services Degree – Mental Health Option is designed to provide training for paraprofessionals already employed in the field. The program will provide sufficient educational training to individuals who seek employment or who are upgrading their skills in the area of mental health. Human Services courses comprise the major part of the program. Students will also take courses in related subjects and general education. Students should consult with the College’s Admissions Office or an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.
NOTE: This program of study articulates with Salisbury University’s Bachelor of Social Work program offered through the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center. For more information, please contact the Chesapeake College Transfer Advisor.
(G. Ed.) General Education Program Requirement
Please note: This information is for planning purposes only. The list of courses may not be complete. Please contact an advisor to be sure that courses are applicable to your desired course of study.