2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Social and Human Services - Mental Health Technician Certificate


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This program of study provides the foundation, knowledge, and skills to effectively work with individuals in behavioral health care environments. The program allows students to attain entry level employment in settings such as hospitals, group homes, dementia facilities, and other programs where monitoring of behavioral health is required. This certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 41 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (41 credits)


OUTCOMES:

  1. Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with personal wellness; sustainable management of resources; and/or with success in educational, workplace, community, and team settings.
  2. Demonstrate ability to effectively work with consumers using communication skills, group interaction, problem solving, ethical procedures, and crisis management techniques.
  3. Describe a range of evidence-based practice methods, including principles, strategies, and techniques used to assist consumers in reaching their service goals.
  4. Function as a member of the health care team while providing services within scope of practice related to patient/consumer care in behavioral health, long term care, supportive structured care, and acute care settings.

*See Program Requirements Notes

Program Notes


The program code for this certificate is 369C. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • The settings where this certificate can be helpful include hospitals, group homes, dementia facilities, and other programs where monitoring of behavioral health is required.
  • All students complete a field practicum, jointly supervised by the faculty and professionals, in cooperation with community based agencies. The provides the opportunity to directly apply the knowledge and skills developed in the classroom to a relevant work setting.

The advisors for this program are:
Christina Coiro | ccoiro@edcc.edu | 425.640.1981
Karen Townsend | karen.townsend@edcc.edu | 425.640.1595Elizabeth Patterson | elizabeth.patterson@edcc.edu | 425.640.1061

Department website: 
Social and Human Services | edcc.edu/shs

*Program Requirements Notes

  • Not all courses are offered every quarter. Students are strongly urged to consult with their faculty advisor regarding schedule planning.
  • Participation in practicum and externship classes require documentation of immunization, TB and criminal background status prior to registering for those classes. Students are advised that clinical placement may be denied if immunization records and CPR are not current or if there is a criminal history that the facility considers unacceptable.​

Certificate General Information


Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds CC. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Program of Study Outcomes Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

College Resources

Gainful Employment Information may be available for this program.

Signatures


 


Dean’s Signature and Date Advisor’s Signature and Date
Eff: Summer 2018  

Internal Coding


EPC - 369C
TC - 41
CIP - 511502
Last revised - 12/6/2017

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