Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences (AAS) - General Integrated Track

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences program is designed to prepare students for careers as behavioral health technicians, case managers, parent aides, family advocates, respite care workers, and paraprofessional counselors. The program includes courses designed to provide students with the skills necessary to deliver basic, specialized, and comprehensive behavioral health services. The core focus of the program is practical training and service learning experiences.

Program Notes

The following Advanced Behavioral Health Sciences program tracks are available at GCC:

You must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required within this program.

The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You should consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.

A total of nine 10 credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 18-20 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you need to take more than 18 credits, college approval is required.

BPC 101AA Introduction to Computers I 1    
BHS 101 Introduction to Ethical Counseling Issues 3    
BHS 105 Introduction to Human Relations 2    
BHS 115 Group Dynamics 3    
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3    
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
MA ANY Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. *    
Semester II 15-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year
BHS 130 Chemical Dependency 3    
BHS 151 Communication Skills in Counseling I 3    
BHS 205 Therapeutic Models 3    
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology OR 3    
PSY 266 Abnormal Psychology 3    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Test Reading Exempt on the district placement test. (0-3 credits)

3    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication 3    
Semester III 17-19 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you need to take more than 18 credits, college approval is required.

BHS 204 Counseling in Multicultural Setting 3    
BHS 215 Group Process 3    
BHS 260 Case Report Writing 1    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 4-6 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

*    
Semester IV 15-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You should apply for graduation this semester. See an Academic Advisor for help, if needed.

BHS 156 Supervised Practice I

(BHS156 requires a total of 240 hours working in an assigned service agency.)

3    
BHS 263 Applied Case Report Writing 1    
BHS 290 Child And Family Advocacy 3    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 4-6 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

*    
Restricted Electives 10 Credits Grade Sem/Year

The following restricted electives are offered at GCC. Choose any combination from the list of options below to complete a total of 10 credits. Courses used to meet other required areas may not be used to satisfy this program requirement unless otherwise stated. For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

BHS 264 Understanding Trauma 3    
BHS 265 Violence & Abuse Matters 2    
BHS 266 Violence & Abuse Counseling 3    
BHS 267 Introduction to Play Therapy 3    
BHS 268 Grief & Bereavement Issues 2    
BHS 269 Grief Counseling Techniques 3    
BHS 272 Managing Difficult Children 3    
BHS 281 Introduction to Art Therapy 3    
BHS 285 Facilitating Art Therapy Groups 3    

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