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Behavioral Health Technician

Program Objective:

This is an entry-level credential for those who assist primary counselors and therapeutic staff by providing clinical support services to adults or children who are receiving substance abuse or mental health services in residential programs, in-patient settings or community based programs.

Program Description:

This program is designed to meet the requirement of the Florida Certification Board for the Behavioral Health Technician.
Throughout this program you will;

  • Explore the psychopathology of mental illness from the causes, assessment and diagnostic criteria, and treatment, and gain a conceptualization of the sociological, psychological, and biological understandings of mental illness.
  • Investigate why people use illegal substances and the policies around the enforcement of illicit substances through exploring American History and examining social research.
  • Learn crisis and suicide prevention, and methods for managing challenging behavior in outpatient treatment settings.
  • How to maintain client and personal safety
  • Clinical competency

Features

LENGTH 2 Weeks
CLOCK HOURS 30 Hours
LANGUAGES English, Haitian creole,
CLASS SIZE 25 students
DEGREE TYPE DIPLOMA

CAREER OUTLOOK 

Job Outlook

Employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors is projected to grow 22 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected as people continue to seek addiction and mental health counseling services.

Potential Careers

Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:
• Prisons
• Private practice
• Psychiatric Hospitals

Average Salary

$ 46,240 per year
$ 22.23 per hour

Program Outline

Course Number Course Title Clock Hours
BHT 1001 Introduction To Abnormal Psychology 10
BHT 1002 Forensic Sociology Of Addictions 8
BHT 1003 Behavioral Crisis Management 12
BHT 1004 Lab 10

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2020 – 2021 ACADEMIC CALENDARS

Note: Changes to the Academic Calendar may occur. The current Academic Calendar can be obtained from the Administration Office of the School.

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