Associate in Applied Science Degree
Behavioral Health Support Two-Year Plan

As an AAS student, you will complete approximately 15 credit hours of general education courses and 46-58 credit hours of courses most appropriate to address the intended outcome of the career program. The Associate in Applied Science in Behavioral Health Support is an interdisciplinary degree that develops a pathway to entry-level positions in a variety of professions aimed at helping people, society, and the communities in which we live, including but not limited to human service agencies, substance abuse counseling, and correctional facilities. (61 hours)

Suggested Course Outline

First Year
EN101 English I 3   PY233 Human Growth & Development 3
BT160 Microcomputer Applications 3   BH210 Mot Interviewing/BehMod 3
SP175 Speech Communications 3   BH201 Intro Behav Health Support 3
PY121 General Psychology 3   HI103 or PL216 National Government 3
SO107 General Sociology 3   CJ126  Intro to Criminal Justice 3
Total 15   Total 15
Second Year
BH220 Wellness Coaching 3   BH240 Diagnosis of Identified Pop 3
BH230 Systems of Care/Support 3   BH250  Evidence Based Treatments 3
PY230 Abnormal Psychology 3   AH211  Medical Law & Ethics 3
MT125  Elementary Stats 3   BH290 Clinical Practicum II 4
BH280  Clinical Practicum I 3   BH 260  Conflict Resolution 3
Total 15   Total 16

Please see your advisor or the NCMC Academic Catalog for specific course choices in each area.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses.  You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Financial Aid –Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

What can I do with this Major?

What can I do with this Major?

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NCMC Contact Information

Lindsay Oram


Dr. Lindsay Oram

Psychology Instructor
Phone: (660) 359-3948 ext. 1326