The Human Service department has designed the Mental Health Worker program to educate students to understand cultural competency skills needed for clients and family members to enter the public mental health labor force. It will introduce students to benefits acquisitions, the recovery model, co-occurring disorders and integrated services, early identification of mental illness and evidence-based practices.
A minimum grade of “C” in all courses is required to receive the certificate.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to
Demonstrate multiple approaches in their work with the mental health and co-occurring populations.
Impart appropriate intervention practices to use with individuals and families impacted by mental health and/or co-occurring disorders.
Use Human Services behavioral core, skills training and experiential learning in field work settings.
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
†Recommended to be taken in last semester of program.
Associate in Science Degree
Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualify the student for an Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be taken at Saddleback College.
General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees
Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.