Program Overview

The online Associate in Applied Science Behavioral Health Studies program is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a position in the mental health field. Areas of study include trauma, vocational rehabilitation, substance abuse issues, human development, cultural awareness, counseling theories, and the role of mental health providers. 

Graduates of the associate degree program are eligible to receive their Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Certification (MHRT/C) by virtue of their degree. 

Specific jobs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Support Worker
  • Residential Service Worker
  • Rehabilitation Technician
  • Youth and Family Counselor
  • Education Technician II
  • Case Manager
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Life Skills Coach
  • In-home Support Worker

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    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


    Official high school transcripts or HiSET/GED transcripts and diploma.

    School Overview

    York County Community College was founded in 1994 under the name York County Technical College. The Technical College recently became York County Community College in the summer of 2003 and is classified as a public, two-year institution. York County Community College operates with the mission to provide “academic, career, and transfer programs while serving to advance cultural, economic, and workforce development in York County and the state of Maine." 

    YCCC offers associate's degrees and certificates, as well as workplace training and professional development services. For students wanting to work toward a degree or certificate, but who have a hectic schedule, York County Community College offers classes and programs that can be completed online whenever and wherever a student prefers.


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