Program Overview

Kennebec Valley Community College offers an associate degree in applied science in mental health. This degree will help prepare students for beginnings level and higher positions in the workforce. Some positions are in areas such as substance abuse, mental health rehabilitation, developmental disability services, and gerontology.

The mental health program strives to always produce the best opportunities and outcomes. This program provides essential learning opportunities toward the achievement in general education, and even specifically to the mental health learning outcomes. This program works with other departments as will in the assessment of specific general education and course outcomes.


The science in mental health degree requires five MHT100 level courses all students must complete. Once completed students can apply to the Muskie School Center for learning for the provisional MHRT-community certification. Once students have complete these courses and applications then can then move on to the next level. This includes the five remaining MHT200 level courses listed in the program. Once students have completed these next five classes, then can apply once more to the Muskie school center, but for the full MHR-community certification this time.


In order for students to qualify for their certification, all courses must be completed. Students though are encouraged to continue their education to advance their filed standing. This may include applying to four-year institutions as well to expand their knowledge and have a more fulfilled educational experience.


Kennebec valley community college associate of applied science in mental health offers a wide variety of career opportunities. The field of mental health is very perse and therefore the careers and qualifications are very perse as well with their opportunities.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions


    Must attain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and C or better in the core classes.

    School Overview

    Kennebec Valley Community College is a public two-year school located in Fairfield, Maine. KVCC was established in 1969 as one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System. Many students choose to receive their associate’s degree here and then move on to an affiliate four-year institution to earn their bachelor’s degree. Kennebec Valley Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in the following programs: health sciences, computer science, business administration and various trades programs.

    Distance learning classes are for the convenience of students so that they can complete coursework on their own time. All instruction will be done online and no on-campus class sessions will be held. Hybrid classes are also available where students mostly attend class online but are required to come on campus for a few class sessions.


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