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A.S. in Mental Health and Human Services

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Available start dates for the program:  May 1, 2017/ June 22, 2017/ August 7, 2017/ October 2, 2017/January 8, 2018/ March 1st, 2018

Program language: English or Bilingual(English and Spanish)

Available Schedules: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00PM-10:00PM  or   Saturday from 7:00AM-7:30PM.

Program duration: 2 years for Full-Time students and 3 years for Part-Time students

Program Description

Designed in response to a national and state-wide need, JMVU’s A.S. Program in Mental 
Health and Human Services program prepares students for employment in a variety of 
community-based human services. Graduates of the Associate degree program can pursue 
successful careers as technicians and support personnel in crisis stabilization, case 
management, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation, job coaching, community support 
work, crisis shelter management, and other services in a variety of agencies and 
institutions. 
The A.S. degree in Mental Health and Human Services at JMVU prepares students to 
become a Social and Human Service Assistant (occupation code 21-1093) who assists 
other professionals in providing services to clients. These services include providing direct 
client services, or connecting clients to needed benefits or community services (Bureau of 
Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 
Edition). 
The A.S. Program in Mental Health and Human Services is a challenging and specialized 
associate degree program that is designed to educate students to become a social and 
human service assistant under the supervision of other professionals in a wide variety of 
community settings. The coursework for the Associate’s degree in Mental Health and 
Human Services has a focus on applied psychology and mental health, while an internship 
provides students with the opportunity to work in a human service, mental health, or 
substance abuse rehabilitation agency. 
Students completing the A.S. Program will gain valuable skills in group dynamics, activity 
therapy, interpersonal communication, and case management. They will be taught to 
maintain records and prepare reports while respecting the confidential nature of the 
information.