Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
1/13/2017Community College of Baltimore County
Proposal
A.A.S.Human Services Counseling3/14/2017Approved4/20/2017
Human Services Counseling Program Description
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Human Services Counseling with areas of concentration in Human Services Generalist and Behavioral Health Counseling will provide students with necessary training for a wide variety of professional and paraprofessional jobs in the fields of human services, addiction counseling, child and youth care, and elder care.   The overarching design of the program provides students with the broad training to work within many Human Services Counseling careers, while also allowing students to train as specialists in a particular field. The Human Services AOC focuses specifically on skills and abilities needed for employment within the human services area, such as case management skills, group facilitation and leadership, ethical decision making, and report writing are practiced and mastered throughout the curriculum.  The burgeoning field of Behavioral Health Counseling integrates clinical work in alcohol and drug counseling, mental health, and a variety of psychosocial needs of individuals seeking services. Graduates of this AOC will be eligible to apply for certification through the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as Alcohol and Drug Counselors at the associate degree level and are well-suited for work in the integrated application of Behavioral Health Counseling.