Behavioral Health Support
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Offered through Human Studies
@ Florissant Valley | Wildwood
As healthcare reform continues in the United States, support positions in the helping fields are critical for creating better client outcomes and experiences, as well as reducing costs. The Associate in Applied Science in Behavioral Health Support program trains graduates to obtain employment as a support professional in the areas of addiction, disabilities, education support, mental health and psychiatric care. Graduates of this program are qualified for employment in entry-level positions in state, county and local human service agencies, substance use disorder facilities, community mental health centers, hospitals, schools and other identified agencies.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
To be admitted to the program, students must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Complete a criminal background check
- Participate in a personal interview
Why Behavioral Health
Do something that really matters
Help people in the areas of addiction, disabilities, education support, mental health and psychiatric care.
There are approximately 2,000 community health support workers in Missouri, with a 42 percent turnover rate. This results in 500 new job openings each year.
Wide range of employment
Graduates are qualified for employment in state, county and local human service agencies, substance use disorder facilities, community mental health centers, hospitals, schools and more.
1/3 the Cost
Faculty and Staff
Cost of Attendance
For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.
Program Career and Salary Information
Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.
The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.