Mental Health Assistant, A.A.S.
Treat Minds, Change Lives
The demand for mental health services has exploded in recent years. With a Human Services degree in Mental Health Assistance from DCC, your compassion could change or even save someone's life.
practicum credits for real-world experience
to work or continue to a four-year institution
What You'll Study in Our Human Services Mental Health Assistant Program
Our Mental Health Assistant curriculum gives you a broad knowledge of the delivery of human services, from outreach and advocacy to organizing. Beyond coursework, you'll foster your professional and personal growth through practicum placements in community agencies.
Transfer to a four-year program in psychology, social work or sociology, or get right
to work in a variety of general human services roles where your knowledge and skills
can help solve society's biggest problems.
PSY 102: Interviewing & Counseling Skills
Learn counseling and crisis intervention skills emphasizing client growth and interpersonal effectiveness
PSY 207: Creative Arts Therapy
An overview of creative arts as they are utilized in client assessment and treatment
BHS 245: Issues & Ethics in Human Services
Address specific ethical issues confronted by human services professionals
Where Do Mental Health Assistant Grads Go?
Office of Admissions
101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (845) 431-8010
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601